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Blackburn College
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  • 4 Year
  • CARLINVILLE, IL

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade B
  3. Diversity
    grade B+
  4. Campus
    grade B minus
  5. Athletics
    grade C+
  6. Party Scene
    grade B minus
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade B
  9. Dorms
    grade B
  10. Campus Food
    grade B minus
  11. Student Life
    grade B minus
  12. Safety
    grade B+

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Blackburn is an above-average private, Christian college located in Carlinville, Illinois. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 504 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Blackburn acceptance rate is 55%. Popular majors include Business, Criminal Justice and Safety Studies, and Psychology. Graduating 45% of students, Blackburn alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $28,200.

About

700 COLLEGE AVE
CARLINVILLE, IL 62626
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

Blackburn College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Blackburn Admissions

Acceptance Rate
55%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
890-1090
ACT Range
17-23
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$15,603 / 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
$16,793 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
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

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    55%
  • On Campus
    14%
  • Online
    31%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
504 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
12
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
67%
Varsity Athletes
40%
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
75%
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
45%
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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