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Blackburn College Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Blackburn College? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 598 out of 1,078 applicants or 55% were admitted making Blackburn College a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has very easy requirements for admission test scores. Blackburn College typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 27% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 595 483 1,078
Accepted 355 243 598
Acceptance Rate 60% 50% 55%
Enrolled 91 69 160
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 26% 28% 27%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Blackburn College and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that Blackburn College regularly accepts students with ACTs of 19 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 94 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Blackburn College.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 860 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 735. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 985 out of 1600. 1 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.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 860 1110
SAT Reading 400 570
SAT Math 460 540
ACT Composite 19 24
ACT English 17 24
ACT Math 18 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >70%
21 to 24 Avg + 55%-70%
19 to 21 Avg - 44%-55%
17 to 19 Reach 34%-44%
Less than 17 Low <34%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1110 and Above Good >68%
985 to 1110 Avg + 55%-68%
860 to 985 Avg - 42%-55%
735 to 860 Reach 30%-42%
Less than 735 Low <30%

Estimated GPA Requirements

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. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Blackburn College accepts 55% of students who apply.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
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 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

You have 71 days left until 2017 Fall term applications are due on Aug 1, 2017.

Admission Requirements

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

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

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

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.



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