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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B-
Blackburn is a private, Christian college located in Carlinville, Illinois. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 548 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Blackburn acceptance rate is 52%. Popular majors include Biology, Business, and Criminal Justice and Safety Studies. Graduating 52% of students, Blackburn alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $28,200.
700 College Ave
Carlinville, IL 62626
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

Blackburn College Rankings

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Blackburn Admissions

Acceptance Rate
52%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
960-1140
ACT Range
18-22
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$16,174/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$14,391/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
90%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.10 responses
82%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.11 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.11 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
548Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
18
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
59%
Varsity Athletes
24%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 6 responses
  • Independent
    67%
  • Weird
    33%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
87%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.8 responses
Poll
83%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.12 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 5 responses
  • Unique
    60%
  • Hardworking
    40%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
52%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.5 responses
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Blackburn College Reviews

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I absolutely adore Blackburn College. I started here because it is a small, private, liberal-arts college. And added bonus is the uniqueness of it... it is one of seven work colleges in the country, and we are the only student managed one! I feel such pride and feel so proud to be here. I am a first-year student, and can already say I am a resident assistant and the future president of Student Senate for the 2019-20 school year, and much more. The professors are wonderful, the academics are good because they are challenging, and so much more. I am so proud to be a Blackburn student.
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I love that Blackburn is a small campus in the middle of a small town, my hometown. The people have always been nice and supportive and I've heard great things about their programs. Looking forward to being there this fall!
I am having an amazing time at Blackburn. The atmosphere is so tightly knitted and family oriented! Blackburn also has so many opportunities that help their students succeed!