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Judson College (Alabama)

Marion, Alabama, United States
Since 1838, Judson College has been committed to preparing young women for lives of purpose through the transmission of knowledge, the refinement of intellect, the nurturing of faith, the promotion of service, and the development of character. A private, four-year, Christian college with degree programs in liberal arts and the sciences, Judson College helps each student reach her full potential by providing her with opportunities to engage her mind, practice her faith, and live her purpose.

Bachelor's programmes



“The Judson” first held classes on January 7, 1839.  The nine students who attended met in a home rented by Julia Barron.  Barron also gave the new school a nearby piece of land where Judson has now stood since 1840, when a grand, four-story building was constructed.  A year later, the Alabama legislature granted Judson an official charter of incorporation.


Judson currently offers 20 majors, 22 minors, 10 pre-professional degree programs, and the Associate Degree in Nursing.  Faculty involve students in research and creative projects that help them prepare to enter graduate programs and meaningful careers, and every College employee takes a genuine interest in our students’ best interests.


Welcome to Judson College’s Career & Calling Initiatives website.  The goal of our career services staff is to assist students in their identity formation and career planning needs.

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Housing services

Each of Judson’s three residence halls has wireless internet capabilities, in-room adjustable heating and air conditioning units, and elevator access.  Students have access to free cable in the lobbies, and washers and dryers are located in each dorm.  Dorms are based on the suite system: each room is designed to house two students and connects to one neighboring room through a shared bathroom.  Access to each building is controlled by a computerized card system.

Library services

Bowling Library: Equipping students for lives of learning and service to Christ.

Medical services

Health-related emergencies should be reported to the Office of Student Life or RD on duty.  Campus security should also be notified.

Student Life

Sports facilities

The Judson College Athletic Department seeks to help student-athletes prepare for purposeful lives through emphasis on the importance of discipline and work ethic, the establishment of cooperative effort and teamwork, the development of time management skills, and the understanding of fair play and sportsmanship.  Judson Girls work hard and play hard, rising to the challenge to be leaders and “team players” on and off the court or field.

Student clubs

Campus clubs and organizations provide you with an opportunity to learn how to serve, lead, and accomplish your goals, while giving you a chance to work with your Judson sisters outside the classroom.  Intramural sports, which include basketball and field hockey, give you an outlet to relieve stress and an excuse to wear a ridiculous costume.  Judson’s Big and Little Sister tradition and Leadership and Mentoring program help you find your place and get involved from your first semester on campus.


  • Judson College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate degrees and the Associate Degree in Nursing.
  • The College’s undergraduate teacher education programs are approved by the Department of Education of the State of Alabama.
  • The College’s music program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.
  • The College’s BSW Social Work Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the council on Social Work Education.

Marion, Alabama, United States