Judson University

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Judson University
City: Elgin, IL
Type: Private
Students: 1,231
Sports: NAIA
Colors: Navy Blue and White
Mascot: Eagles
Degrees: B.A., M.Arch., M. Ed and Master of Organizational Leadership.[1]
Website: www.judsonu.edu

Judson University is an evangelical Christian liberal arts university located in Elgin, Illinois. It was founded in 1963. Judson was formed from the liberal arts component of Northern Baptist Theological Seminary. When the seminary moved from Chicago to Lombard, Illinois, it was decided to separate the undergraduate college from the seminary. It was named after Adoniram Judson, the first American Baptist missionary to foreign shores. The university established a branch campus in Rockford, Illinois. Judson College became Judson University on August 28, 2007.

Judson University is the only private Christian university that has an accredited school of architecture in the United States. The largest building on its main campus is the Harm A. Weber Academic Center, which was funded by a $7.5 million federal earmark from Speaker Dennis Hastert.[2]


  1. Admissions. Retrieved on November 17, 2012.
  2. "Inside Hastert, Inc", Chicago Tribune, May 29, 2005. Retrieved on November 17, 2012.