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Carlinville, Illinois

Blackburn College Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Blackburn College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
59.5%
Admission Difficulty for Blackburn College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into Blackburn College and can I get accepted? The school has a 60% acceptance rate ranking it #18 in Illinois for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 562 out of 944 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 extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 70 percent. Blackburn College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 26% 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
900-1080
Applicants Submitting SAT
3%
SAT Scores for Blackburn College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 470
SAT Math 25th 430
SAT Composite 25th 900
SAT Scores for Blackburn College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 580
SAT Math 75th 500
SAT Composite 75th 1080
Average SAT Score 990

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 78 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 900 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 990 out of 1600. The school ranks #41 in Illinois for highest average SAT composite score. 3 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Blackburn College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1080 and Above Good >72%
990 to 1080 Avg + 60%-72%
900 to 990 Avg - 47%-60%
810 to 900 Reach 34%-47%
Less than 810 Low <34%
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Blackburn College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT
98%
ACT Scores for Blackburn College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 17
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Blackburn College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 23
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 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. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 98 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Blackburn College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Blackburn College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >74%
20 to 23 Avg + 60%-74%
18 to 20 Avg - 50%-60%
16 to 18 Reach 39%-50%
Less than 16 Low <39%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

You will need 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 60% 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

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%

Admission Statistics

Blackburn College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 528 416 944
Accepted 321 241 562
Acceptance Rate 61% 58% 60%
Enrolled 94 51 145
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 29% 21% 26%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
231

Applicants have 231 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Blackburn College before the Aug 1 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Mar 14 Mar 27
May 2 May 15
Jun 6 Jul 15
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Dec 14 Dec 24
Feb 8 Feb 19
Apr 4 Apr 14
Jun 13 Jun 23
Jul 18 Jul 28

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Blackburn College and what considerations affect 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

3% of students submit their SAT scores to Blackburn College. 98% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

60% 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.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 900 and 1080. 3% 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. 98% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.