Blackburn College

Carlinville, IL

Blackburn College

Carlinville, IL

Tuition & Fees

$24,950

$24,950

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
20%
500-599
36%
400-499
43%
700-800
1%
600-699
10%
500-599
44%
400-499
39%
300-399
6%
700-800
0
600-699
0
500-599
0
400-499
0
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
2%
24-29
23%
18-23
43%
12-17
30%
6-11
2%
24-29
14%
18-23
45%
12-17
41%
30-36
2%
24-29
23%
18-23
57%
12-17
18%
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undergraduateRatios

44%

male

56%

female

1

teacher

11

students

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Selective

57%

acceptance rate

Accepted 360
Declined + 270
Total Received 630
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Private (nonprofit)

485

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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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.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 485
Established in 1837
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Presbyterian
Accredited by •  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

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Carlinville, IL

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.

Blackburn College
700 College Avenue
Carlinville, IL 62626

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
67%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
80%
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
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
7%
Top 1/4
23%
Top 1/2
64%
Bottom 1/2
36%
Bottom 1/4
12%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
20%
500-599
36%
400-499
43%
700-800
1%
600-699
10%
500-599
44%
400-499
39%
300-399
6%
700-800
0
600-699
0
500-599
0
400-499
0
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
2%
24-29
23%
18-23
43%
12-17
30%
6-11
2%
24-29
14%
18-23
45%
12-17
41%
30-36
2%
24-29
23%
18-23
57%
12-17
18%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
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 or ACT Required
SAT Subject Tests Not used

Selective

57%

acceptance rate

Accepted 360
Declined + 270
Total Received 630

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 Right Now

Admissions Contact

Denny Bardos
Acting Director of Admissions
P: 800 233-3550
F: 217 854-3713
admit@blackburn.edu

Financial Aid

87%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$19,123.00

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $24,950
Room $4,300
Board $3,500
Books & supplies $700
Total $33,450
Average Financial Aid - $19,123
Total with Avg. Aid $14,327
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 800 233-3550
F: 217 854-3713
admit@blackburn.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Alisha Kapp
Director of Financial Aid
alisha.kapp@blackburn.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, billiards, dodgeball, racquetball, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, volleyball

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Athletic Directors

John Malin (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Mascot
Beavers
School colors
red and black

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
Foreign Language Spanish K-12 Education
Graphic Arts
History
Human Resource Development
Justice Administration
Legal Studies
Marketing
Mathematics
Medical Laboratory Science
Middle Grades Education
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
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Most Popular Majors

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

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-theology
  • Pre-veterinary science

485

total students

90%

in-state

10%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

485
students

Female
56%
271

Male
44%
214

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

96%

467
students

Female
57%
262

Male
43%
205

4%

18
students

Female
50%
9

Male
50%
9

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Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
9%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
78%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

56%

Transfer applicants accepted

51%

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
Essay or personal statement Recommended of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Recommended of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required 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

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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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens
Countries most often represented Australia
Canada
Puerto Rico
The Netherlands
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants Special counselors/advisors
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