Located in Marion, Alabama, Judson College is a private liberal arts college for women affiliated with the Alabama Baptist Convention. Judson College is the fifth oldest women's college in the United States, with an average enrollment of around 300 students. It was established in 1838.
Judson College offers various Bachelor's Degree programs in liberal arts and pre-professional areas of study including Art, Music Education, English, Foreign Languages, Missiology, Biology, Equine Science, Nursing, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Social Work, Web Design, and more.
Judson College knows that there are many individuals who want to reach their academic goals, but are hindered by many factors from attending traditional classes on campus. The Distance Learning Program addresses this need by providing course delivery methods and structures that make remote learning possible, including online-based courses, video instruction, mail correspondence, and other tools.
Students of Judson College learn to live in a community and enhance their interpersonal skills through a meaningful residence life on campus. The college has three residence halls equipped with modern conveniences, including wireless Internet, full air conditioning and heating, elevators, cable television in common lounges, washer and dryer facilities, and a computerized card entry system for safety.
Among the many student activities at Judson College are traditions that have been part of the school's heritage for decades. On the first Sunday of the academic year, the student body and faculty members of Judson College attten Rose Sunday, a special worship service at Siloam Baptist Church. Also at the start of the year, new students are welcomed by the College president and his wife at the President's Reception, held at their residence.
Intramural sports are a big part of life at Judson College, and Hockey Day is one of the big intramural events on campus. Class teams will compete against each other, with the captain of the winning team also getting the crown of Hockey Queen. The best players from the teams form the All-Star Team, who will then play against the alumni team.
Judson College is a member of the National Christian College Athletic Association, competing with other institutions in the Southeast. The Athletic Department of Judson College oversees the athletic programs, and the college has six intercollegiate teams competing. Financial assistance, including athletic scholarships, are provided to student athletes. Athletic programs include equestrian, basketball, softball, soccer, tennis, and volleyball.
Faith and service go hand in hand, and at Judson College students are provided many opportunities to live out their faith through avenues of service and volunteerism. The college has participated in various initiatives including programs against diabetes and hypertension, the USDA Self-Help Housing Program, and other projects. Students can get involved in community service learning projects, initiatives with local nursing homes, helping with after-school tutoring needs, and partnering with various non-profit organizations.
Sage Dining Services provides food services and selections at Judson College. An assortment of breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack items are available as well as beverage selections. Aside from the daily offerings, daily menu specials make the food choices even more varied.
The Bowling Library on campus offers services to make learning more efficient for students. Students may use the copy machine at a very affordable rate. There are various audio and video equipment available for use. The library also has a coffee corner with hot beverages, and snacks. The college has library partnerships with Marion Military Institute, University of Alabama, and Samford University.
Judson College has a Virtual Library that harnesses the power of the Internet to make information and resources more accessible. The Virtual Library has search databases, electronic books, online references, and other tools that users can utilize.