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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    C+
Knox College is ...
Private not-for-profit
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
65%
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Recommended
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$23,301/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $14,135/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,132/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,635/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,448/ year
  • $110k+
    $29,758/ year
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  • Simple, straightforward student loans with an easy application
  • Flexible repayment options, and strong borrower protections

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
76%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.25 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.25 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,327Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
36%
Varsity Athletes
15%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Passionate.
    37%
  • Quirky activist
    32%
  • Strange and wants to learn
    21%
  • Flawed, but interesting
    11%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
67%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.39 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.43 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    53%
  • Liberal
    24%
  • Academic and desolate
    12%
  • Learned
    6%
  • Phenomenal
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
77%
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 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!
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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!
I'm an alum of several years, and I have to say I was disappointed in Knox. Knox always seemed to be increasing the number of students and decreasing the number of resources in an attempt to make more money. Dorms, classes, and the cafeteria were all overcrowded. The faculty and staff were overworked and underpaid, and they took it out on the students, who they complained were a bunch of brats from the suburbs. There was lots of nepotism, which limited accountability. I was disgusted by the administration repeatedly trying to silence rape survivors while I was there. I will say I had very qualified professors, though a few of them had poor attendance records, and the administration did nothing. Knox's sole career adviser gave me materials 20 years out of date and told me (as she told all humanities majors) to be a teacher or librarian (useless). My Knox degree wasn't worth much more than the paper it was written on, so now I'm in grad school at a much more quality institution.