Blackburn College

700 College Avenue, Carlinville, United States
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Overview of Blackburn College

About this school

Blackburn, founded in 1837, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 80-acre campus is located in Carlinville, 60 miles from St. Louis, Mo.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:596
    • Men:274 (46.0%)
    • Women:322 (54.0%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Blackburn College is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
3
Science
-
3
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
2
History
-
2
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
700 College Avenue
City, State, Zip
Carlinville, IL  62626-1498
Phone
(217) 854-3231
Fax
(217) 854-3713
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
3 required for some freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
52% of 1,001 applicants were admitted
Women
53% of 506 applicants were admitted
Men
50% of 495 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
209 (40%) of 517 admitted students enrolled
Women
119 (44%) of 269 admitted students enrolled
Men
90 (36%) of 248 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.26
375 And Above
20%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
33%
2.00 - 2.49
4%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
21 average
• Score 30 - 36
2%
• Score 24 - 29
19%
• Score 18 - 23
57%
• Score 12 - 17
22%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $21,992 (70.25749153408728%)
  • Room & Board: - $7,660 (24.471279790428728%)
  • Other Expences: - $700 (2.2362788320235127%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $950 (3.0349498434604816%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Blackburn College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline April 1
Award Notification Date
Not reported
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001639
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
139 (95.2%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
122 (87.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
122 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
57 (46.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
78%
Average Award
$11,673
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 121 (99.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,561
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 115 (94.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,193
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 31 (25.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
15 (10.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,209

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
581 (95.7%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
502 (86.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
502 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
194 (38.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
80%
Average Award
$13,873
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 492 (98.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $11,209
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 470 (93.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,297
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 110 (21.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
62 (10.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,163

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
85%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$20,077
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
7.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
2.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Siblings of Current Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,653

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


32

Part-Time Faculty


36

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


43%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 34% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 39% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 19% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 5% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 29% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 26% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 44% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
62,061

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
202
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Blackburn College provides hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


65.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


30.7%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


39.3%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


42.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (41)


  • Accounting
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Chemistry, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Biology
  • Environmental Science
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History, General
  • Latin American Studies
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Molecular Biology
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music, General
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Biological/life sciences, Education, Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services

Online Degrees


Engineering, nursing

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


5,813

Nearest Metropolitan Area


80 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


St. Louis

Weather


Temperature
15.9 average low in January, 83.9 average high in September
Rain
114 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
60 mile(s) from campus in St. Louis
Nearest Bus Station
20 mile(s) from campus in Litchfield
Nearest Train Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Carlinville

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Women only housing, coed housing

Students of College Housing


69% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through junior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


28%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Not available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Not available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Not available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Not offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Beavers
School Colors
Scarlet and black

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, football, golf, racquetball, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Blackburn College offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, habitat for humanity, pre-health professions, running club, trading card games, spectrum

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


572

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
596
Women
322
Men
274

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 0.9% Asian
  • 12.4% Black/African-American
  • 2.9% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 77.6% White
  • 2.1% Unknown

International Students


1.2% from 4 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


Not reported

Student Resources

Study resources