Judson University

Private, Four-years School Located in Elgin, IL

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How much is the Judson tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Judson's tuition & fees is $30,910.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $46,000 when a student lives on-campus.

Judson Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$30,910
Books & Supplies Costs$1,270
On-campus Room & Board$11,320
On-campus Expenses$2,500
Off-campus Room & Board$9,500
Off-campus Expenses$2,500
2023-2024 Estimates
Tuition & Fees$31,986

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Judson for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $123,640 at Judson. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $182,939. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $104,019.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$30,910$45,121$25,391
Sophomore (2024-25)$30,910$45,523$25,793
Junior (2025-26)$30,910$45,936$26,206
Senior (2026-27)$30,910$46,361$26,631
4 Years Total$123,640$182,939$104,019
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$30,910$45,523$25,793
Sophomore (2025-26)$30,910$45,936$26,206
Junior (2026-27)$30,910$46,361$26,631
Senior (2027-28)$30,910$46,797$27,067
4 Years Total$123,640$184,616$105,696
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$30,910$45,936$26,206
Sophomore (2026-27)$30,910$46,361$26,631
Junior (2027-28)$30,910$46,797$27,067
Senior (2028-29)$30,910$47,247$27,517
4 Years Total$123,640$186,340$107,420
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$30,910$46,361$26,631
Sophomore (2027-28)$30,910$46,797$27,067
Junior (2028-29)$30,910$47,247$27,517
Senior (2029-30)$30,910$47,708$27,978
4 Years Total$123,640$188,113$109,193
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$30,910$46,797$27,067
Sophomore (2028-29)$30,910$47,247$27,517
Junior (2029-30)$30,910$47,708$27,978
Senior (2030-31)$30,910$48,183$28,453
4 Years Total$123,640$189,936$111,016

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Judson' tuition is higher than the average tuition of $20,937. Compared to private, four-years colleges in Illinois, its tuition is higher than the average tuition of $21,542.
Judson University$30,910
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Illinois Four-years Colleges$19,795
Public Schools$10,585$13,638
Private Schools$21,542

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Judson and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
Judson UniversityElgin, IL$30,910$18,708
Dominican UniversityRiver Forest, IL$37,844$19,500
Roosevelt UniversityChicago, IL$20,280$23,094
Columbia College ChicagoChicago, IL$32,520$2,464
Concordia University-ChicagoRiver Forest, IL$36,258$10,782
Saint Xavier UniversityChicago, IL$36,840$15,410

Financial Aid and COA

At Judson University, 838 students (90%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $19,730.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Judson is $26,270 for students living on-campus and $24,450 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 181 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $21,123 and the average amount of student loans is $9,594.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$46,000
COA (off-campus)$44,180
Tuition & Fees$30,910
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$15,090
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$13,270
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$26,270
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$24,450
Average Financial Aid$19,730
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship83890%$19,730
Pell Grants30733%$5,483
Federal Student Loan52757%$6,136
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid18196%-
Grants or Scholarships17493%$21,123
Federal Grants6937%$7,163
Pell Grants6937%$5,022
Other Federal Grants6434%$2,309
State/Local Grants9249%$2,704
Institutional Grants16789%$17,558
Student Loan Aid12265%$9,594
Federal Student Loans12164%$7,936
Other Student Loans169%$13,134

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Judson's acceptance rate is 62.40%. A total of 984 applicants applied to and 614 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 188 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 30.62%.
To apply to Judson, 3 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 2 items are recommended to submit - Completion of college-preparatory program and Recommendations. SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
Acceptance Rate62.40%56.66%80.08%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)30.62%24.23%44.56%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankConsidered But Not Required
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresConsidered But Not Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are considered but not required to apply to Judson. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 1,025 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 22.
Its SAT score is lower than the national average score of 1,168. The ACT score is slightly lower than the national average score of 24.
SAT Total1,0259101,140
National Average1,168
Illinois Average1,140
SAT EBRW515455575
SAT Math510455565
ACT Composite221727
National Average24
Illinois Average25
ACT Math221726
ACT English221627

Student Population

Judson University has a total of 973 students including 798 undergraduate and 175 graduate students. By gender, there are 523 male students and 650 female students attending Judson. The school offers online degree programs and 131 students enrolled online exclusively (13.46% of all students).
Total1,173 523650
Undergraduate932 428504
Graduate241 95146

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address1151 N State St, Elgin, IL
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered70 Programs
Online Program Offered15 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered11 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate58.20%
Student Population973
Graduation Rate53%
Transfer-out Rate21%
Retention Rate61%
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate10 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties49 (Full-time), 184 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs148 (Full-time), 215 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$58,011
Average Staff Salary$45,294