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Blackburn College Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

598 students

68% admitted

  • 573 full time
  • 25 part time
  • 233 men full time
  • 340 women full time
  • 660 applied
  • 452 admitted
  • 142 enrolled

583 Undergraduates

$17,282 tuition/year

  • 15 Non-Degree
  • $17,282 out of state
  • $220 fees
  • $5,432 room & board
  • $700 books
  • (Based on stats from 2012/2013)

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At a Glance

Religious affiliation: Presbyterian Church (USA)
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: Great Lakes Town, distant from an urban area
Highest Degree Offered: Bachelor's degree
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Nyantales from Carbondale, IL
  • 0
  • It is a small private, friendly school. The courtesy displayed by the students is contagious. Our student managed work program does not promote superiority outside the workplace, making it easy…

  • Jan-09-2012 Read More
  • Justina from Waukegan, IL
  • 0
  • Blackburn college is very adapatable. This school is very career focused, teachers as well as students. The campus is a huge part of the community.…

  • Jan-09-2012 Read More
  • Nicholas from Waggoner, IL
  • 0
  • It is small, but friendly. Students are able to have a relationship with their professors and receive extra help. A place where everyone knows everyone!…

  • Jan-09-2012 Read More
  • Breanna from Brussels, IL
  • 0
  • Blackburn is small liberal arts college where students not only get a great education but a great work experience as well. The work program helps students learn time management skills…

  • Jun-11-2012 Read More
  • Katlyn from McHenry, IL
  • 0
  • Blackburn College is the only student-managed work college in the United States. Our dedicated professors and professionals look to have meaningful relationships with all students. And students will…

  • Jun-14-2012 Read More
Mission Statement

Blackburn College, founded in 1837 and affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA), provides a coeducational student body with a rigorous, distinctive, and affordable liberal arts education that prepares graduates to be responsible, productive citizens. The Blackburn community values critical and independent thinking, leadership development, respect for all individuals, and lifelong learning. The College fosters a sense of service, community, and moral responsibility through its unique student-managed work program, its collegial concept of shared governance, and its faculty/staff mentor relationship with students.

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Katie from Chicago, IL
  • Nov-12-2010 I am a current student here

    Blackburn's small campus provides a load of opportunities for you to develop as an individual. Not only will this college move you to break the ice -- it encourages you to stomp all over it. Nearly everyone will learn your name quickly, making anyone a potential friend. Because students play such an important role on campus (in the Work Program and in academic departments), making these new friends so quickly comes in handy and helps you network. The school's theater productions welcome first-time players, and student publications like the Burnian offer substantial ways to be heard on campus. No matter what your interest is, Blackburn finds a way to work for you!

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  • 5
  • Joshua from Carlinville, IL
  • Jan-25-2010 I am a current student here

    Living on campus is a wonderful thing. You get to socialize with many new and interesting people. The campus is small, so you'll meet quite a few people rather quickly.

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