Blackburn College Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Blackburn College
|Admission Standards||Extremely Easy|
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
Applicants Submitting SAT3%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||470|
|SAT Math 25th||430|
|SAT Composite 25th||900|
|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.
|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%|
Blackburn College ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT98%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||17|
|ACT Math 25th||17|
|ACT Composite 25th||18|
|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.
|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%|
Avg. High School GPA3.32
Typical High School GradesB+
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.
|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|
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)||29%||21%||26%|
Applications are DueAug 1, 2020
Days left to Apply231
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|
What are the requirements for admission to Blackburn College and what considerations affect 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.
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.