Description

Going to college, especially a private college, can really break the bank. Blackburn College recognizes the financial struggles that accompany postsecondary education, and proudly touts one of the lowest tuition costs of any private college in Illinois.

Blackburn also offers a work-study program to help students pay for school. Unlike other work-study programs, however, Blackburn’s is student-managed, and is required of all students. In the work program, you’ll be a fundamental part of the school’s functionality and well-being, while also lessening the burden of tuition costs.

Eligible students can also apply for merit-based financial aid, which can cover some or all of your tuition if you qualify. The award amount is primarily based on GPA and standardized test scores.

In terms of academics, Blackburn boasts small class sizes and a teaching staff comprised exclusively of professors. Whether you’re taking a freshman writing class or a 400-level major-specific course, you’ll be taught by a professor, not a graduate student.

Blackburn also has a small but distinguished athletic program, with NCAA Division III teams in basketball, golf, cross country and more. The Dawes Physical Education Center is fully stocked with equipment for training and rehabilitation, with the goal of offering top-notch athletic resources and care for Blackburn students.

Quick Facts about Blackburn College

Region

Midwest

Setting

Small Town Setting

Type

Private

Affiliation

Presbyterian Church (USA)

Size

Small (Under 2,000 Undergrad)

Mascot

Battlin' Beavers

On-Campus Housing Available

Yes

Selectivity

Selective

In-State Tuition

$16,076

Out-of-State Tuition

$16,076

Retention Rate

61%

Enrollment

636

Year Established

1837

Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 4

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100% of students gave Blackburn College 4 stars overall.

Overall Rating:
4

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Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students
636
Freshman Class
209
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)
636

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
100%
Graduate
0%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
64%
Part-Time
36%

Gender of Students

Women
58%
Men
42%

Ethnic Diversity

Latino
1%
African American
9%
Caucasian
89%
American Indian or Alaska native
1%

International Students

International
0%
Domestic
100%

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