|Admission Standards||Very Easy|
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How hard is it to get into Blackburn College and can I get accepted? The school has a 57% acceptance rate ranking it #16 in Illinois for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 360 out of 630 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 69 percent. Blackburn College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 31% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.
You must submit admission test scores with your application. Blackburn College is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||460|
|SAT Math 25th||450|
|SAT Composite 25th||910|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||570|
|SAT Math 75th||540|
|SAT Composite 75th||1110|
|Average SAT Score||1010|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Blackburn College?
Blackburn College typically prefers applicants to be in the top 76 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 910 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 810. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1010 out of 1600. The school ranks #44 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 2019 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1110 and Above||Good||>69%|
|1010 to 1110||Avg +||57%-69%|
|910 to 1010||Avg -||44%-57%|
|810 to 910||Reach||31%-44%|
|Less than 810||Low||<31%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||16|
|ACT Math 25th||16|
|ACT Composite 25th||18|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||23|
|ACT Math 75th||22|
|ACT Composite 75th||23|
|Average ACT Score||20|
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 23 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #40 in Illinois for highest average ACT composite score. 39 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Blackburn College.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|23 and Above||Good||>71%|
|20 to 23||Avg +||57%-71%|
|18 to 20||Avg -||46%-57%|
|16 to 18||Reach||36%-46%|
|Less than 16||Low||<36%|
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 57% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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
69% of Blackburn College freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||30%||32%||31%|
The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Jun 1, 2021.
The cost for prospective students to apply to Blackburn College is $0.
What are the requirements for admission to Blackburn College and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Recommended|
|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.
79% of students submit their SAT scores to Blackburn College. 39% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
57% 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.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 910 and 1110. 79% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 23. 39% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.