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  1. Professors
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Safety
    A
  5. Student Life
    B
  6. Location
    B
Sandburg is a public college located in Galesburg, Illinois. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 832 undergraduate students. The Sandburg acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Nursing, and Welding. Graduating 43% of students, Sandburg alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $23,900.
2400 Tom L. Wilson Boulevard
Galesburg, IL 61401
Athletic Division
NJCAA Division II
Athletic Conference

Carl Sandburg College Rankings

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA

Cost

Net Price
$686/ 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
$8,087/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
95%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
89%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.18 responses
82%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.17 responses
88%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.17 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
2
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
2
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    29%
  • On Campus
    55%
  • Online
    16%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
832Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,028
Undergrads Over 25
18%
Pell Grant
63%
Varsity Athletes
14%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$29,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
43%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%

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Sandburg seemed like a really good choice to me at first. I toured and met with advisors and the dean before enrolling in classes but it wasn't very long after the deadline to drop had passed that the students in my classes and I realized how things really were. Half of the ceiling has collapsed in one of the rooms we use and stays on the floor, the machinery and equipment we use is outdated and unsafe. Emergency stops don't work and instructors walk away leaving inexperienced students to operate heavy machinery they have never been in contact before. I once witnessed a student about cut off his finger with the instructor nowhere in sight. Not worth the money spent.
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I'm very happy I chose to go to community college before transferring to a university. Carl Sandburg College made the transition from high school to college smooth, and stress-free. The class sizes are not too big, so you can always have that one-on-one connection with your professor. Most professors are always available outside of their office times, and are always there to assist you, and help you to achieve the best grades, and experience you can while here. I have learned much more than I had expected to from a community college, and I love applying what I have learned in class to the outside world. The only thing I wish there was more of at Carl Sandburg is activities, extra-curriculars, and events because I believe involvement is key to making your time at Carl Sandburg College successful, and memorable.
Great starter school, professors helped a lot and I have grown tremendously. Appreciate the time the staff puts in after-hours to help students, it seems like they actually care about their students.