About Judson College...
As the nation's fifth oldest women's college, Judson was founded in 1838 by Baptists in Marion to educate young women in a Christian environment. The independent, liberal arts college was named for Ann Hasseltine Judson, America's first female foreign missionary, and remains affiliated with the Alabama Baptist State Convention. Judson is committed to a quality, valuable education for women of the future.
Judson was listed among the Top 20 Best National Liberal Arts Colleges 2011 in U.S. News & World Report for having a "thoroughly engaging academic program," a recognition obtained from nominations by high school guidance counselors from top high schools throughout the nation. Judson was also named a 2011 Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs Magazine and is a supporter of the Yellow Ribbon Program for veterans.
The Judson campus is found on 105 pristine acres in Marion, Alabama which is located in the west central part of the state. The college is a short drive from Tuscaloosa, Montgomery, and Birmingham and is within easy driving distance of Atlanta, GA; Nashville, TN; Mobile, AL; and Jackson, MS. Read about the city of MARION specifically...
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Judson students come from a variety of backgrounds and places, including 17 states and several foreign countries. Fourteen percent of our students are minorities. In all, there are about 300 young women who call Judson home.
Even as a freshman, you'll receive individual attention from our faculty. With a student teacher ratio of 11:1, small classes benefit all students. Senior faculty members teach first-year students as well as upperclassmen. Seventy percent of faculty members hold their terminal degrees. They represent a wealth of knowledge garnered from study at more than 90 colleges and universities around the world.
We offer state-of-the-art equipment in state-of-the-art facilities including an undeniably high-tech science facility, classrooms and dorms with wireless internet connection, computer labs, and a newly renovated and modern Student Center. We also have a newly constructed athletic complex that includes softball, soccer fields and an equine facility, as well as a covered riding arena. Take our Campus Tour to see for yourself!
The Judson Eagles compete intercollegiately in basketball, volleyball, softball, tennis, soccer, and equitation. In addition, intramural sports and recreational classes are offered in everything from golf and field hockey to swimming and horsemanship.
Many opportunities for leadership are available at Judson. Student organizations range from departmental clubs to student government to Christian organizations. Outstanding students are recognized through honorary organizations and groups such as the Judson Ambassadors which serve as representatives of the college.
Judson offers a broad and challenging liberal arts curriculum that leads to a bachelor's degree. In addition to liberal arts majors, others offered include pre-professional programs such as medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physical therapy, law, and engineering, to name a few.
Judson provides opportunities for participating in foreign study programs through the American Institution of Foreign Study, Capstone International Studies Program, University of Oslo and University of London, the Museum of London, Cooperative Services International Education Consortium, and the Scandinavian Seminar.
Because of the generous support of Alabama Baptists and Judson alumnae and friends, we are able to offer numerous scholarships based on a variety of criteria. We strive to make a Judson education affordable to every young woman. In addition to scholarships, assistance is provided through need-based grants, loans, and campus work opportunities. More than 90 percent of our students receive some form of financial assistance.
Our admissions policy allows acceptance of students who are academically qualified and who will benefit from a Judson education. Students should score at least 18 on the ACT or 870 or above on the SAT and have at least a 2.0 GPA to qualify for admission.
However, consideration will be given to lower scores based on high school grades. Each applicant's school records, test scores, references, and personal interviews are carefully reviewed. Transfer students and international students are welcomed and encouraged to apply. Judson College admits without consideration to race, religion, national or ethnic origin, or age.
An innovative alternative to the traditional four-year degree plan allows students to graduate in two years, ten months, saving time and money. Under this plan students attend classes September through April during the regular semesters, and a short term in May and June, graduating in just less than three years. This "2-10" option is available in most majors.
Through the Career Development Office, students are given internship opportunities and can attend career development workshops as part of a program that includes advising, interest assessment, and resources such as the alumnae advisory network and computerized State Occupational Information Computer Program.
ALABAMA WOMEN'S HALL OF FAME
Judson is home of the Alabama Women's Hall of Fame, which honors her native daughters who have contributed significantly to the religious, economic, civic, and social fabric of their community, state, nation, and world.
Prospective students should apply as soon as possible, preferably six months prior to entry date. To request an application, contact the admissions office or use our online application form.
WHY ATTEND A WOMEN'S COLLEGE?
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