Blackburn College

Carlinville, IL

Blackburn College

Carlinville, IL

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Tuition & Fees

$23,510

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
15%
500-599
52%
400-499
30%
300-399
2%
700-800
2%
600-699
8%
500-599
53%
400-499
35%
300-399
2%
24-29
17%
18-23
60%
12-17
23%
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undergraduateRatios

NA%

male

NA%

female

13

students

1

faculty

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Selective

53%

acceptance rate

Accepted 466
Declined 403
Total Received 869
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Private

566

undergraduate students

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Location

School Facts

Blackburn College, 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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 566
Established in 1837
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Presbyterian

80-acre campus in Carlinville (population: 5,543), 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.

  • Campus Setting: Small town
  • Metropolitan area: St. Louis
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Lambert-St. Louis International

Blackburn College
700 College Avenue
Carlinville, IL
62626

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
69%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through junior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing

Top Organizations

  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Pre-Health Professions
  • Running Club
  • Trading Card Games
  • Spectrum

Top Events

  • Homecoming Dance
  • Mission Improvable
  • Platinum Bingo
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
10%
Top 1/4
32%
Top 1/2
67%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
15%
500-599
52%
400-499
30%
300-399
2%
700-800
2%
600-699
8%
500-599
53%
400-499
35%
300-399
2%
24-29
17%
18-23
60%
12-17
23%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.35

Selective

53%

acceptance rate

Accepted 466
Declined 403
Total Received 869

Admissions Factors

Very Important

level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
academic GPA
class rank
rigor of secondary school record
talent/ability
standardized test scores

Important

volunteer work
work experience

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
application essay
interview
recommendation(s)

Not Considered

first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 8
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Basketball, Football, Golf, Racquetball, Soccer, Softball, Table tennis, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Basketball, Football, Golf, Racquetball, Soccer, Softball, Table tennis, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division III

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Art/Art Studies, General
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Chemistry, General
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Communication, General
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Digital Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Education, Other
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research, Other
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Environmental Biology
Environmental Studies
Financial Mathematics
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
History, General
Human Resources Development
Legal Studies, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Molecular Biology
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Music, General
Musical Theatre
Organizational Leadership
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Political Science and Government, General
Political Science and Government, Other
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
Psychology, General
Public Administration
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Teacher Assistant/Aide
Visual and Performing Arts, General
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Programs Offered

  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad

566

total students

90%

in-state

10%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

566
students

Female
0%
0

Male
0%
0

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

Not reported

Not reported

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 70%
Student 4 year graduation rate 34%
Student 5 year graduation rate 15%
Student 6 year graduation rate 30%

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
12%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
75%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

28

Transfer students enrolled

5%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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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 Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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
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