C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B
Blackburn College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Presbyterian
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Address
700 College Ave
Carlinville, IL 62626

Admissions

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Test Scores and GPA for Blackburn College

Cost

Net Price
$15,333/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,372/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,572/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,001/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,853/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,799/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
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

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
554Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
43%
Varsity Athletes
25%
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
78%
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
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After Blackburn College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
39%
National
47%
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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I have conducted my own research as a freshman psych major, which is not seen in undergrad especially as a freshman plus I presented it at an international conference in Chicago. That research I am publishing now with my psych professor. To have that on my CV and to continue with new research and publications every year is going to add up at the end of 4 years! As a diverse student, I would like to see more diverse students on campus, the school can't really change that unless those diverse students attend.
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The classes are small and I get a lot of individual help and one-on-one. I get to meet with my counselor regularly. I can also get in touch with my professors pretty easily and they are really receptive. The dorms are older - the whole campus is older but really pretty. There are a lot of student activities. The students really all stick together and we play campus golf and a lot of other things. The town is very small but the local bowling alley hosts nights for college students that are free and so does the local movie theater. I personally play baseball and my coach is awesome. The other sports feel the same way about their coaches from what I can tell. The one time student activity fee gets us in to all of the events - soccer, basketball, baseball - free. Overall, it has been great for me!
The school grounds themselves are well-maintained for all of it being done by student workers, but the lack of professional help is highly noticeable. Often times speaking to administrators is confusing and must be done in a very round-about manner which is inconvenient. Emergency procedures for blackouts are dismal and after an eight hour long blackout the emergency power began to shut down, leaving the staircases in complete darkness. The buildings are showing obvious signs of wear, especially on dorm staircases were the flooring is peeling up and becoming hazardous.