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Blackburn College Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

598 Students

60% Admitted

  • 554 full time
  • 25 part time
  • 233 men full time
  • 340 women full time
  • 660 applied
  • 452 admitted
  • 142 enrolled

554 Undergraduates

$20,752 Tuition/Year

  • 15 Non-Degree
  • $20,752 in state
  • $410 fees
  • $7,930 room & board
  • $700 books and supplies

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At a Glance

Religious affiliation: Presbyterian Church (USA)
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: Great Lakes Town, distant from an urban area
Highest Degree Offered: Bachelor's degree
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Amanda from Momence, IL
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  • Blackburn was a life-changing experience for me. At first, I only attended to follow my sister to school. Yet, the work program, small class sizes, and the amazing faculty and…

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  • Nyantales from Carbondale, IL
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  • It is a small private, friendly school. The courtesy displayed by the students is contagious. Our student managed work program does not promote superiority outside the workplace, making it easy…

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  • Debbie from Steger, IL
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  • It's great place to be yourself and make friends. The work program gets you involved with more people and makes the college experience more enjoyable. Classes are small so there…

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Mission Statement

Blackburn College, founded in 1837 and affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA), provides a coeducational student body with a rigorous, distinctive, and affordable liberal arts education that prepares graduates to be responsible, productive citizens. The Blackburn community values critical and independent thinking, leadership development, respect for all individuals, and lifelong learning. The College fosters a sense of service, community, and moral responsibility through its unique student-managed work program, its collegial concept of shared governance, and its faculty/staff mentor relationship with students.

Blackburn College
  • Located in Carlinville, IL
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 598 students enrolled
  • 60% admitted
  • $20,752 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Katie from Chicago, IL
  • I am a current student here

    Blackburn's small campus provides a load of opportunities for you to develop as an individual. Not only will this college move you to break the ice -- it encourages you to stomp all over it. Nearly everyone will learn your name quickly, making anyone a potential friend. Because students play such an important role on campus (in the Work Program and in academic departments), making these new friends so quickly comes in handy and helps you network. The school's theater productions welcome first-time players, and student publications like the Burnian offer substantial ways to be heard on campus. No matter what your interest is, Blackburn finds a way to work for you!

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  • 5
  • Joshua from Carlinville, IL
  • I am a current student here

    Living on campus is a wonderful thing. You get to socialize with many new and interesting people. The campus is small, so you'll meet quite a few people rather quickly.

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