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Blackburn College Admission Requirements

Carlinville, Illinois

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Chances of getting into Blackburn College

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
55%
Admission Difficulty for Blackburn College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Extremely Easy 
Applicant Competition Average 
How hard is it to get into Blackburn College and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Blackburn College is 55%.  It ranks #8 in Illinois for lowest rate of acceptance. Blackburn College is a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Last year, 405 out of 734 applicants were admitted.

The school has extremely easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 74 percent (SAT 890/1078 ACT 17/23). Blackburn College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.35. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 29% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Blackburn College application fee is $0 and applications are due by Jun 1.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Blackburn College is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

Blackburn College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
890-1078
Applicants Submitting SAT 
79%
SAT Scores for Blackburn College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 460
SAT Math 25th 430
SAT Composite 25th 890
SAT Scores for Blackburn College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 550
SAT Math 75th 528
SAT Composite 75th 1078
Average SAT Score 980

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Blackburn College typically prefers applicants to be in the top 79 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 890 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 800. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 980 out of 1600. Blackburn College ranks #43 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.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Blackburn College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1078 and Above Good >70%
984 to 1078 Avg + 55%-70%
890 to 984 Avg - 39%-55%
796 to 890 Reach 25%-39%
Less than 796 Low <25%
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Blackburn College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
17-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
39%
ACT Scores for Blackburn College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 17
ACT Scores for Blackburn College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 22
ACT Math 75th 23
ACT Composite 75th 23
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 17 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 69 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 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 #36 in Illinois for highest average ACT composite score. 39 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Blackburn College.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Blackburn College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
23 and Above Good >70%
20 to 23 Avg + 55%-70%
17 to 20 Avg - 39%-55%
14 to 17 Reach 25%-39%
Less than 14 Low <25%
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Blackburn College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.35
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 3.35 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #34 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 55% of students who apply.

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High School GPA's for admitted Blackburn College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 7.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 19.0% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 16.0% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 19.0% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 15.0% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 20.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 4.0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

72% 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 10%
Top 25% of class 26%
Top 50% of class 72%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Blackburn College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 429 305 734
Accepted 247 158 405
Acceptance Rate 58% 52% 55%
Enrolled 64 54 118
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 26% 34% 29%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jun 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
239

Applicants have 239 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jun 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Blackburn College is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

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

Blackburn College Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Considered but not 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?

55% of those who apply are granted admission to Blackburn College. Admission competition is low and the college has extremely 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 890 and 1078. 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 17 and 23. 39% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.