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Blackburn College Admission Requirements

Carlinville, Illinois

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Chances of getting into Blackburn College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
51.6%
Admission Difficulty for Blackburn College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into Blackburn College and can I get accepted? The school has a 52% acceptance rate ranking it #10 in Illinois for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 448 out of 869 applicants were admitted making Blackburn College a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has very easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 65 percent. Blackburn College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 38% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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Blackburn College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
960-1140
Applicants Submitting SAT
79%
SAT Scores for Blackburn College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 480
SAT Math 25th 480
SAT Composite 25th 960
SAT Scores for Blackburn College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 570
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1140
Average SAT Score 1050

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Blackburn College?

Blackburn College typically requires applicants to be in the top 68 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 960 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 870. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1050 out of 1600. The school ranks #35 in Illinois for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 79 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Blackburn College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1140 and Above Good >65%
1050 to 1140 Avg + 52%-65%
960 to 1050 Avg - 39%-52%
870 to 960 Reach 27%-39%
Less than 870 Low <27%
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Blackburn College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-22 
Applicants Submitting ACT
39%
ACT Scores for Blackburn College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Blackburn College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 22
ACT Math 75th 22
ACT Composite 75th 22
Average ACT Score 20

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Blackburn College?

Admission data indicates that Blackburn College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 22 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #41 in Illinois for highest average ACT composite score. 39 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Blackburn College.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Blackburn College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
22 and Above Good >65%
20 to 22 Avg + 52%-65%
18 to 20 Avg - 39%-52%
16 to 18 Reach 27%-39%
Less than 16 Low <27%
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Blackburn College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.32
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Blackburn College?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into Blackburn College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Blackburn College was 3.32 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #29 in Illinois for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Blackburn College accepts 52% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Blackburn College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 23% Good
3.50 to 3.75 20% Good
3.25 to 3.50 14% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 16% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 20% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 6% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 2% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

69% of Blackburn College freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Blackburn College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 16%
Top 25% of class 40%
Top 50% of class 69%
Bottom 50% of class 31%
Bottom 25% of class 8%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Blackburn College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 533 336 869
Accepted 279 169 448
Acceptance Rate 52% 50% 52%
Enrolled 108 60 168
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 39% 36% 38%

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jun 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
252

Applicants have 252 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jun 1, 2021.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Blackburn College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Blackburn College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Blackburn College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=143288 IPEDS survey data for Blackburn College.

FAQs

Does Blackburn College prefer SAT or ACT?

79% of students submit their SAT scores to Blackburn College. 39% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Blackburn College?

52% of those who apply are granted admission to Blackburn College. Admission competition is low and the college has very easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Blackburn College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 960 and 1140. 79% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Blackburn College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 22. 39% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.