Blackburn College

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Blackburn College, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Carlinville, IL, a predominately rural area. The small size of enrollment, which is about 500 students, provides smaller class sizes for enrolled students.

The majority of students getting into this school had an SAT score between 910 - 1110, or got accepted with an ACT composite score within the range of 18 - 23. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Blackburn College average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.89 - 3.18. Blackburn College accepts roughly 60 percent of students applying each year. Of those that are accepted, around 31 percent enrolled. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Blackburn College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Blackburn College was reported as 57.1% in Fall 2020 with over 630 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 18 - 23
  • Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.18

How Hard Is It to Get into Blackburn College?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Blackburn College, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Blackburn College has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 53.8%
  • 2017-2018: 59.5%
  • 2018-2019: 51.6%
  • 2019-2020: 57.1%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 51.6%

How Does Blackburn College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Blackburn College is zero percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
MacMurray College62.7%
Hannibal-LaGrange University61.2%
Eureka College61.8%
Westminster College96.3%
Monmouth College66.7%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Recommended

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Blackburn College (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading460 - 570
Math450 - 540
Total Score910 - 1110
ACT®Score Range
English16 - 23
Math16 - 22
Composite Score18 - 23
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