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 700 students, provides smaller class sizes for enrolled students.

The majority of students getting into this school had an SAT score between 1020 - 1190, or got accepted with an ACT composite score within the range of 19 - 25. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Blackburn College average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.98 - 3.33. Blackburn College accepts roughly 70 percent of students applying each year. Of those that are accepted, around 32 percent enrolled. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Blackburn College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Blackburn College was reported as 68.0% in Fall 2013 with over 528 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: 19 - 25
  • Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.33

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 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Blackburn College has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 53.0%
  • 2010-2011: 56.3%
  • 2011-2012: 68.5%
  • 2012-2013: 61.3%
  • 2013-2014: 68.0%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 63.8%

How Does Blackburn College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Blackburn College is twenty-three percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
MacMurray College74.9%
Eureka College67.8%
Culver-Stockton College59.3%
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College97.5%
Stephens College67.6%

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 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Blackburn College (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English19 - 26
Math17 - 23
Composite Score19 - 25
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