Blessing-Reiman College of Nursing

Quincy, IL

Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing, founded in 1891, is a private, specialized college. Its 111-acre campus is located in Quincy.

Website: www.brcn.edu/

Private
233
Undergraduate
Students
(87.1%) 203 Women
(12.9%) 30 Men
18
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
66% of 546 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.29
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
21 average
19-24 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
Not available
Tuition and Fees
$25,050
Room and Board
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Freshman Award
Not reported
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
Not reported
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
18
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 47% of classes
10-19 students: 24% of classes
20-29 students: 20% of classes
30-39 students: 10% of classes
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Campus Life

Quincy Population
40,915
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
82% of all students
Athletic Conferences
 
Mascot
 
Sororities
40% of women participate
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.2% Asian
3.6% Black/African-American
0.6% Hispanic/Latino
64.6% White
International Students
Not reported
First-Year Students Returning
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
31.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
100%
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 not required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   2
Science   4
Foreign Language    
Social Studies   3
History    
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 Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Not reported

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
11th and Oak
PO Box 7005
City, State, Zip
Quincy, IL 62305-7005
Phone
(217) 228-5520 x6949
Fax
(217) 223-6400
E-mail
admissions@brcn.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
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
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is 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
66% of 546 applicants were admitted
Women
67% of 516 applicants were admitted
Men
60% of 30 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
362 admitted students enrolled
Women
Not reported
Men
Not reported
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
3.29
3.75 and Above
10%
3.50 - 3.74
19%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
26%
2.50 - 2.99
23%
2.00 - 2.49
3%

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
19-24 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
0%
Score of 24 - 29
49%
Score of 18 - 23
51%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
 
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
Not available
Tuition and Fees
$25,050
Room and Board
Not reported
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
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
Not reported
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 006214
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
Not reported
Found to Have Financial Need
Not reported
Received Financial Aid
Not reported
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
Not reported
Need-Based Gift
Not reported
Need-Based Self-Help
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
159 (100.0%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
54 (34.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
54 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
159 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Award
Not reported
Need-Based Gift
Not reported
Need-Based Self-Help
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 159 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
Not reported
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

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
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Not reported
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Most Popular Disciplines
Health professions and related sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Internships, Summer session
Study Abroad
Not offered
Online Degrees
Not reported

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
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
18
Part-Time Faculty
0
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
28%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 47% of classes
10-19 students: 24% of classes
20-29 students: 20% of classes
30-39 students: 10% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 54% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 36% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 11% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


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

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
28
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Not available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
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


Quincy Population
40,915
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
1 acre

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
1 mile(s) from campus in Quincy
Nearest Train Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Quincy

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing
Students in College Housing
82% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
10%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Not available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
 
Mascot
 
School Colors
 

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x x x
Basketball x x x x
Football     x x
Soccer x x x x
Volleyball x x x x
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Football    
Soccer x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Football x x
Soccer x x
Volleyball x x
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
baseball, basketball, football, soccer, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, student nurses organization
Sororities
40% of women participate
Fraternities
 
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Mostly women
All Undergraduates
233
Women
203 (87.1%)
Men
30 (12.9%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
192
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.2% Asian
3.6% Black/African-American
0.6% Hispanic/Latino
64.6% White
International Students.
Not reported
Average Age
All Graduate Students
18

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
31.8%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
36.4%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
36.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
100%
Average Starting Salary
100%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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