Tuition & Fees

$21,162

$21,162

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

46%

54%

male

female

1
13

teacher

students

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Selective

55%

acceptance rate

Accepted 598
Declined + 480
Total Received 1,078
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Private (nonprofit)

585

undergraduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Elementary Education
  2. Business/marketing
  3. Biology
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Codes

SAT 1065
ACT 0958

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
0
600-699
0
500-599
25%
400-499
12%
300-399
63%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
12%
500-599
12%
400-499
64%
300-399
12%
200-299
0
30-36
9%
24-29
27%
18-23
49%
12-17
14%
6-11
1%
Below 6
0
30-36
0
24-29
27%
18-23
41%
12-17
32%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
2%
24-29
23%
18-23
58%
12-17
17%
6-11
0
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School Facts

Blackburn, founded in 1837, is a private church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 80-acre campus is located in Carlinville, 60 miles from St. Louis, MO.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 585
Established in 1837
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Presbyterian
Accredited by •  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

Carlinville, IL

80-acre campus in Carlinville (population: 5,813), 60 miles from St. Louis. Served by train; major airport serves St. Louis; smaller airport and bus serve Springfield (50 miles). School operates transportation to airport, bus, and train.

Blackburn College
700 College Avenue
Carlinville, IL 62626

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
68%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
89%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
14%
Top 1/4
36%
Top 1/2
67%
Bottom 1/2
33%
Bottom 1/4
10%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
0
600-699
0
500-599
25%
400-499
12%
300-399
63%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
12%
500-599
12%
400-499
64%
300-399
12%
200-299
0
30-36
9%
24-29
27%
18-23
49%
12-17
14%
6-11
1%
Below 6
0
30-36
0
24-29
27%
18-23
41%
12-17
32%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
2%
24-29
23%
18-23
58%
12-17
17%
6-11
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $20
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline August 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Selective

55%

acceptance rate

Accepted 598
Declined + 480
Total Received 1,078

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Particular talent/ability
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Recommendations

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Alisha Kapp
Director of Admissions
P: 800 233-3550
F: 217 854-3713
admit@blackburn.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,647,154
State $1,227,217
Institutional $3,699,368
Other external $122,452
Total $6,696,191

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional
Other external
Total

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
golf
soccer
softball
tennis
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (Division III)
Mascot
Beavers
School colors
red and black
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Art
Biochemistry
Biology
Biology/Pre-Medicine
British/American Literature
Business Administration/Management
Chemistry
Chemistry/Pre-Medicine
Communications
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice
Educational Studies Paraprofessional
Educational Studies Research/Writing
Educational Studies Writing/Designing Childrens Literature
Elementary Education
Engineering
Environmental Biology
Environmental Studies
Graphic Arts
History
Human Resource Development
Legal Studies
Marketing
Mathematics
Medical Laboratory Science
Molecular Biology
Organizational Leadership
Performing Arts
Performing Arts/Music
Performing Arts/Musical Theatre
Performing Arts/Theatre
Physical Education/K-12
Political Science
Pre-Dentistry
Pre-Engineering
Pre-Law
Pre-Medicine
Pre-Veterinary
Pre-Veterinary Studies
Professional Writing
Psychology
Public Administration
Secondary English Education
Secondary Mathematics Education
Secondary Science Education
Secondary Science Education/Biology
Secondary Social Science Education/History
Spanish
Sport Management
Visual Arts Education
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Undergraduate

100%

585
students

Female
54%
317

Male
46%
268

Graduate

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

95%

561
students

Female
55%
304

Male
45%
257

undergraduatePart-time

5%

24
students

Female
55%
13

Male
45%
11

Student Break-down

13%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Hispanic/Latino
79%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

70%

Transfer applicants accepted

59%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.00
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Recommended of All
Essay or personal statement Recommended of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

92

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special transportation
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 4
Countries most often represented Canada
Ghana
Mexico
Nigeria
Uganda
The Democratic Republic Of Congo
Special services offered for international applicants Special counselors/advisors

International Student Contact

Kathy Ruiter
Enrollment Services Administrator
217 854-5525
kathy.ruiter@blackburn.edu

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