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Judson University

Elgin, IL 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate59%

Judson University Admissions

The acceptance rate at Judson University is 59%. Out of 1,148 applications received in 2023, 678 students were offered admission.

If you are thinking about applying to Judson University, the application fee costs $50.

Judson University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Judson University's admissions stats.

Judson University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.3
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 3%
Mean SAT Score 1030
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 47%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 21%
Waitlist No

Judson University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Judson University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action Info Not Available

Applying Early to Judson University?

**Judson University does not offer early decision **

➡️ Find a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

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Transferring to Judson University

For more information on transferring to Judson University, contact the school directly.

For Students Waitlisted to Judson University

Judson University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Judson University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you stand out. What does Judson University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Make sure to check with Judson University for more information on admission factors.

Judson University Application Requirements

To apply to Judson University, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Judson University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0
Other Requirements minimum ACT score of 21, lifestyle statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Judson University?

Students admitted to Judson University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3.

Out of all students that were admitted, 42% submitted a class rank. At Judson University 3% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 17% were in the top 25% and 46% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Judson University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 9%
3.75 and 3.99 14%
3.50 and 3.74 18%
3.25 and 3.49 13%
3.00 and 3.24 11%
2.50 and 2.9 25%
2.00 and 2.49 9%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Judson University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Judson University does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 47% of Judson University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 21% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Judson University?

To be competitive with other Judson University applicants, you should aim to earn between 920 and 1130 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Judson University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1130 and 25% of scored lower than 920, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Judson University student is 1030.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Judson University students scored 560 or higher and 75% of students scored 460 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Judson University students scored 580 or higher, and 75% scored a 460 or higher.

To be most competitive at Judson University, you should strive to earn between 16 and 27 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 27 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Judson University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 27, and three out of four students scored lower than 27 on the ACT.

A 16 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Judson University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 16.

Judson University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Judson University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Judson University.

Does Judson University accept transfer credits?

✅ Judson University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

Do I have to submit test scores to Judson University?

✅ Judson University is not test optional.

What is Judson University's acceptance rate?

✅ Judson University's acceptance rate is 59%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Judson University?

❌ Judson University does not offer early decision.

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Judson University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

920 - 1130


Math SAT Range

450 - 560


Reading SAT Range

460 - 580

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1130 and Above


920 to 1130


920 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Judson University students is 1030. Applicants with SAT scores of 1130 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Judson University, while applicants with SAT scores between 920 to 1130 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 920 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Judson University.

Judson University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Judson University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.26. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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