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Blackburn College
Carlinville, IL
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.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 596
   Women 322 (54.0%)
   Men 274 (46.0%)
Graduate Students Not reported
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 52% of 1,001 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.26
SAT Math 410 average
370-440 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 433 average
420-450 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 21 average
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay     X  
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance $30,276
  Tuition and Fees $21,162
  Room and Board $7,364
Average Percent of Need Met 78%
Average Freshman Award $11,673
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 37
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 38% of classes
10-19 students: 33% of classes
20-29 students: 22% of classes
30-39 students: 4% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
Carlinville Population 5,813
Nearest Metropolitan Area St. Louis
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 79% of freshmen, 69% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Beavers
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
First-Year Students Returning 65.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 30.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 99%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported