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.

Website: www.blackburn.edu/

Private
Co-ed
596
Undergraduate
Students
(54.0%) 322 Women
(46.0%) 274 Men
Not reported
Graduate
Students

Admission

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
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
21 average
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$31,990
Tuition and Fees
$22,410
Room and Board
$7,930
Average Percent of Need Met
78%
Average Freshman Award
$11,673
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$20,077
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
32
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
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Campus Life

Carlinville Population
5,813
Nearest Metropolitan Area
St. Louis
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
69% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Beavers
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

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
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

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

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   3
Science   3
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies   2
History   2
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required Not reported
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
700 College Avenue
City, State, Zip
Carlinville, IL 62626-1498
Phone
(217) 854-3231
Fax
(217) 854-3713
E-mail
alisha.kapp@blackburn.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson 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
Available

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


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


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
209 (40%) of 517 admitted students enrolled
Women
119 (44%) of 269 admitted students enrolled
Men
90 (36%) of 248 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.26
3.75 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 Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
21 average
Score of 30 - 36
2%
Score of 24 - 29
19%
Score of 18 - 23
57%
Score of 12 - 17
22%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 13%
Top quarter: 28%
Top half: 64%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
2%
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$31,990
Tuition and Fees
$22,410
Room and Board
$7,930
Books and Supplies
$700
Other Expenses
$950
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline April 1
Award Notification
Not reported
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001639
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

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 Who Took Out Loans
85%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$20,077
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
7.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
2.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships 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 Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Siblings of Current Students
Number of Awards
42
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,653
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • 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
Business/marketing, Biological/life sciences, Education, Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering, nursing
Special Programs
Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and 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
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

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Not accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
62,061
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 Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Carlinville Population
5,813
Nearest Metropolitan Area
St. Louis
Campus Size
80 acres

Weather

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

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
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 in College Housing
69% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through junior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
28%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

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
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Not offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

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

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Golf     x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Tennis x      
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Golf    
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Tennis x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Golf x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Tennis    
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

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

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
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


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
596
Women
322 (54.0%)
Men
274 (46.0%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
572
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
All Graduate Students
Not reported

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
65.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
30.7%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
39.3%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
42.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
99%
Average Starting Salary
99%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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