Located along the Fox River in Elgin, Illinois, Judson University is a liberal arts school that blends secular academics with evangelical Christian values. According to the school's stated mission, Judson works towards the Christian educational pursuits of "equipping students to be fully developed, responsible person who glorify God by the quality of their personal relationships, their work and their citizenship within the community, the nation and the world."
Judson was born out of the undergraduate school of the Northern Theological Seminary, which was founded in 1913. Almost half a century later, the seminary decided to move from Chicago to Lombard, resulting in the decision to create a new and independent institutions out of the undergraduate college. The university was named in honor of Adoniram Judson, who was the first American missionary to work abroad - serving in Burma for 37 years starting in 1813.
Students living in student housing or an off campus apartment at Judson have access to the school's exceptional academic programs in the School of Art, Design and Architecture, School of Leadership and Business, College of Liberal Arts and Science and the School of Education. Popular majors include Christian Ministries, Communication Arts, Early Childhood Education, Accounting and Architecture.
Student living and university living at Judson place students within reach of downtown Chicago's various cultural, educational, commercial and recreational landmarks like Willis Tower, Navy Pier, Grant Park, the Field Museum, the Loop and Wrigley Field.
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