Judson College: Narrative Description

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302 Bibb St.
PO Box 120 Marion, AL 36756
Tel: (334)683-5100
Free: 800-447-9472
Admissions: (334)683-5110
Fax: (334)683-5158
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.judson.edu/


Independent Baptist, 4-year, women only. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1838. Setting: 80-acre rural campus with easy access to Birmingham. Endowment: $12.4 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $8871 per student. Total enrollment: 360. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 9:1. 253 applied, 72% were admitted. 10% from top 10% of their high school class, 43% from top quarter, 90% from top half. Full-time: 296 students. Part-time: 64 students. Students come from 23 states and territories, 4 other countries, 21% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 13% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 26% 25 or older, 60% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 65% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: biological/life sciences; psychology; education. Core. Calendar: semesters plus 2-month term. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, interview, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $16,050 includes full-time tuition ($9350), mandatory fees ($600), and college room and board ($6100). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition: $305 per semester hour. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 29 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, campus ministries, choir, Ambassadors, Science Club. Major annual events: Parents' Day, Christmas Tea, Rose Sunday. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 264 college housing spaces available; 215 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. On-campus residence required through senior year. Option: women-only housing available. Bowling Library with 57,783 books, 2,035 microform titles, 7,376 serials, 7,248 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $266,356. 60 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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