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Blackburn College

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1837
Affiliation: Presbyterian
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 605
Environment: Rural
Endowment: $14,694,344
Admissions Address

700 College Avenue
Carlinville, IL 62626

Website

http://www.blackburn.edu

Admissions E-mail

admit@mail.blackburn.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.2
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Ron Bryan
Admissions office telephone: (800) 233-3550
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by:  
Accept offer by: No set date
Early decision
Not offered  
Early action
Not offered  
Application fee: None
Is the fee refundable? N/A
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? N/A
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: Yes
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Tuition deposit: None
Room deposit: $50 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 3
Science 2 3
Lab 2 2
Foreign language 2 2
Social studies 2 2
History 2 2
Academic electives 3 N/A
Total academic units 18 16


*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 

Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: June 30
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: June 30
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Very important
First generation: N/A
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Important
Level of applicant's interest: Important
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 59%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 59%
Total applicants: 925
Total acceptances: 545
Total freshman enrollment: 176
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.


 

Male applicants: 475
Male acceptances: 249
Male freshman enrollment: 71
 
Female applicants: 450
Female acceptances: 296
Female freshman enrollment: 105
Out-of-state freshmen: N/A
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 0
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 0
Students enrolled from waiting list: 0


 

2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Class rank (top 10, 25, 50) data not available for graphing.
Top 10 percent of high school class: 17%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 44%
Top 50 percent of high school class: N/A
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: N/A
Average high school GPA: 3.2
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 99%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 1%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: N/A
Math: N/A
Combined: N/A


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 N/A N/A
600-699 N/A N/A
500-599 N/A N/A
400-499 N/A N/A
300-399 N/A N/A
200-299 N/A N/A


 

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 99%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 20 - 26
Math: 20 - 25
Composite: 20 - 25


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 3.0% 9.0% 4.0%
24-29 40.0% 29.0% 33.0%
18-23 47.0% 43.0% 45.0%
12-17 10.0% 19.0% 18.0%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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