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Colleges / Blackburn College

Blackburn College

Carlinville, IL 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate66%

Blackburn College Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into Blackburn College. The college admitted 66% of all applicants in 2021. Out of 453 applications received in 2023, 300 students were offered admission.

If you are thinking about applying to Blackburn College, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Blackburn College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Blackburn College's admissions stats.

Blackburn College 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.2
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 8%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Waitlist No

Blackburn College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Blackburn College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Applying Early to Blackburn College?

Blackburn College does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Explore a list of some competetive colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Blackburn College Admissions

How To Get Into Blackburn College

Getting into Blackburn College is moderately difficult. Blackburn College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2022, Blackburn College accepted 66% of students, approximately 300 from the 453 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Blackburn College, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transferring to Blackburn College

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Blackburn College

Blackburn College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Blackburn College Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Blackburn College

What does Blackburn College consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Character/Personal Qualities Very Important
Class Rank Very Important
Talent/Ability Very Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Volunteer Work Important
Work Experience Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Application Essay Considered
Interview Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered

Make sure to check with Blackburn College for more information on admission factors.

Blackburn College Application Requirements

To apply to Blackburn College, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with Blackburn College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)
Letter(s) of Recommendation
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Blackburn College?

Students admitted to Blackburn College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.2. Blackburn College considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.

Out of all students that were admitted, 51% submitted a class rank. At Blackburn College 8% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 30% were in the top 25% and 54% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Blackburn College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 8%
3.75 and 3.99 8%
3.50 and 3.74 10%
3.25 and 3.49 24%
3.00 and 3.24 14%
2.50 and 2.9 28%
2.00 and 2.49 8%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Blackburn College directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Blackburn College does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

More Information on Transferring to Blackburn College

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Blackburn College.

Transfer students can enroll in Blackburn College during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

Blackburn College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Blackburn College?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Blackburn College.

Does Blackburn College accept transfer credits?

✅ Blackburn College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

Does Blackburn College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

❌ Blackburn College does not accept International Baccalaureate credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Blackburn College?

✅ Blackburn College is not test optional.

What is Blackburn College's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Blackburn College is 66%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Blackburn College?

❌ Blackburn College does not offer early decision.

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Blackburn College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Blackburn College? Blackburn College is a somewhat selective institution. The Blackburn College acceptance rate is 66%. This means that the institution accepts 66 out of every 100 applicants.


Blackburn College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

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Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Blackburn College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

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Reading SAT Range

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Blackburn College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Blackburn College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.23. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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