Blackburn College
Carlinville, IL, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town
0
100
60%
Acceptance Rate
944
Students Applied
52%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
45
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
87%
Out-Of-State Students
10%
US States Represented
20
Countries Represented
8
98%
Submitting ACT
3%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 20
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1041
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
390
75th
460
Reading
25th
428
75th
538
3.40
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
24%
3.50 - 3.74
19%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
11%
2.50 - 2.99
25%
2.00 - 2.49
4%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
10
Top 25%
32
Top 50%
67

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: admit@blackburn.edu
Admissions Telephone: 800-233-3550
For Students with Disabilities: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.49 Average Rating
Living on campus is a huge component to your experience here, so avoid commuting or going home every weekend. Once you're on campus, immerse yourself in the culture here; if there's something you feel is missing, you have the power to introduce it! Love books? You can rally up other book-lovers and create an extra-curricular activity group. As a Blackburn student, you have immense influence. It's your job to take charge of your experience here from the first day and to make it an incredible time!
Katie from Chicago, IL
Keep an open mind. At Blackburn, you will work in one of the twelve departments on campus, which could include anything from cleaning the dorms to calling prospective students. You may find the work not to your taste, but there is always room to move up in the work program or switch jobs entirely.

Take chances. Blackburn offers you major opportunities to shine. The college is small, but allows students to take leadership roles in work, clubs and organizations, sports, and classes.

Schedule your time and stick to it. Working an extra 10 hours a week (which lowers tuition and grants valuable work experience) can also take a big chunk out of your free time. Always remember that you're here to learn above all else, so make sure you plan study time as well as fun periods.
Amanda from Momence, IL
Don't be scared by the work program. It's really beneficial and makes you deal with real world problems. Also, don't be afraid to make friends. Everyone is really nice.
Debbie from Steger, IL
If you are really about your business and want a serious degree, small classes interest you. Blackburn is the right college for you. There are new classes almost every semeter and if you like you can start any organization here. It's a great place to start your own business and help get it off the ground
Justina from Waukegan, IL
Get used to a lot of people knowing your name before you know theirs.
Joshua from Carlinville, IL

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