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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    C+
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Midwest Conference
Address
2 E South St
Galesburg, IL 61401
Website
From Knox College

We're Knox College, a liberal arts college in the heart of the country that brings together an unusually diverse group of people to do uncommonly effective work. At Knox, you'll be immersed in an educational experience that will expose you to new worlds of thought. We're one of the 50 most diverse campuses in America, with 1,400 students from nearly every state and 51 countries, and we offer more than 60 courses of study. Our faculty are exceptionally talented and extremely approachable—recognized nationally for their commitment to undergraduate teaching. One of 40 Colleges That Change Lives!

Knox College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
January 15
Acceptance Rate
72%
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Recommended
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$25,136/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$29,331/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
92%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.25 responses
78%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.32 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.32 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,334Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
22
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
29%
Varsity Athletes
23%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 26 responses
Report
  • Passionate.
    31%
  • Quirky activist
    31%
  • Strange and wants to learn
    19%
  • Flawed, but interesting
    15%
  • Diverse
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
70%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.46 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.50 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    50%
  • Liberal
    25%
  • Academic and desolate
    8%
  • Home away from home
    8%
  • Learned
    4%
  • Phenomenal
    4%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $39,700/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    76%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    91%
    National
    83%
    79%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.19 responses
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    Knox College Reviews

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    There is nothing particularly special about Knox on the surface. The campus is small and looks better in the summer than it does in the winter. Old Main (Knox’s oldest building) is the backdrop to the famous Lincoln/Douglas debate where the former president leapt from the window. Other than that, Knox claims home to a small city surrounded by cornfields. Attending Knox was the best decision I’ve made. In every class you take, your professor will know your name and care about your academic success. There are various clubs and activities. The people on this campus are friendly and proud. The library is gorgeous. The cafeteria food is average but the pizzeria nearby has amazing $5 pizza for students on Thursdays. It’s only when you look closer at the Siwash is when you understand why Knox has existed since 1837 and will most likely continue for many more.
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    Knox College has been the best decision I could have made. I have learned so much about myself and others and I cannot think of a better place to go to school. The atmosphere is small, which is great for classes and getting to know professors. Somethings that I would like to see change are the cafeteria and the athletic facilities. The cafeteria could offer healthier food and more options. The athletic facilities should be updated and I would love to see funding allocated equally. Overall, however, this school is an amazing choice for anyone who is looking to grow and to learn more about themselves and the community around them. Also, if you like community service, Knox is the place!
    Knox College is a place for anyone and everyone to flourish! I would not change one thing about my experience at Knox. It quickly became my home, and when I graduated I left a piece of my heart there. The professors all loved to teach and cared about each individual student. They made sure that you got what you needed out of each course and made the most of all of the oppurtunities offered to you at Knox. I know one thing that set my experience apart was studying abroad in Besancon, France. It was the most amazing time of my life and a great learning experience that would not have been the same without our Knox professor and my incompaprable Knox friends. I would encourage anyone who wants to broaden their horizons and develop themselves to apply to Knox!