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Blackburn College
Bachelors
Diploma

Blackburn College

Blackburn , United Kingdom
Blackburn , United Kingdom
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Blackburn College
Bachelors
Diploma
Blackburn College

Overview:

  • Founded in 1837 as Carlinville College
  • Renamed Blackburn College in 1857
  • First coeducational college in Illinois
  • First college in the United States to offer a work-study program (1913)
  • Designated as a "Work College" by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Recognized for its commitment to social justice and community engagement

Student Life:

    Extracurricular Activities:

    Over 50 student clubs and organizations, including academic, social, cultural, and service-oriented groups

    Clubs:

    Blackburn College Democrats, Blackburn College Republicans, Black Student Union, International Student Association, LGBTQ+ Alliance

    Sports Teams:

    NCAA Division III athletics in 12 sports (baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball, wrestling)

    Student Support Services:

    Counseling and Wellness Center, Academic Success Center, Career Services, Disability Services, International Student Services

    Campus Facilities:

    Blackburn Commons (student union), Blackburn Library, Blackburn Fitness Center, Blackburn Stadium, Blackburn Theatre

Academics:

    Academic Resources:

    Blackburn Library with over 100,000 volumes, online databases, and research assistance

    Faculty:

    Over 60 full-time faculty members with advanced degrees

    Teaching Methodologies:

    Emphasis on experiential learning, hands-on projects, and community engagement

    Academic Support Services:

    Tutoring, writing center, math lab, science lab
  • Unique Academic Programs or Initiatives:

    • Work-Study Program: Students work on campus to earn tuition and fees
    • Blackburn Scholars Program: Honors program for high-achieving students
    • Global Studies Program: Study abroad opportunities and international internships

Top Reasons to Study Here:

    Reputation:

    Recognized for its innovative work-study program and commitment to social justice

    Rankings:

    Ranked among the top 100 liberal arts colleges in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report

    Specialized Facilities:

    Blackburn Fitness Center, Blackburn Theatre, Blackburn Stadium

    Industry Connections:

    Partnerships with local businesses and organizations for internships and career opportunities
  • Notable Alumni:

    • Paul Simon, former U.S. Senator
    • Sam Smith, former Illinois Governor
    • John Lewis, civil rights leader

Services:

    Counseling:

    Counseling and Wellness Center provides individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, and mental health services

    Health:

    Blackburn Health Center offers primary care, immunizations, and health screenings

    Housing:

    On-campus housing options include traditional residence halls, apartments, and houses

    Library Resources:

    Blackburn Library provides access to books, journals, databases, and research assistance

    Technology Support:

    IT Help Desk provides technical support for students, faculty, and staff

    Career Development:

    Career Services offers resume writing, interview preparation, job search assistance, and career counseling
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