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Knox College
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  • 4 Year
  • GALESBURG, IL

Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade B minus
  3. Diversity
    grade A+
  4. Campus
    grade C minus
  5. Athletics
    grade C+
  6. Party Scene
    grade B
  7. Professors
    grade B
  8. Location
    grade C
  9. Dorms
    grade C
  10. Campus Food
    grade C
  11. Student Life
    grade B minus
  12. Safety
    grade C

About

2 E SOUTH ST
GALESBURG, IL 61401
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Midwest Conference
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!

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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
70%
SAT Range
1150-1380
ACT Range
24-31
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Recommended
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$25,476 / 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
$36,738 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
90%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 29 responses
74%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 42 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 42 responses

Majors

Connecting Students to the Land

academic spotlight

Knox College recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of Green Oaks Term, an immersive and interdisciplinary program that allows students to spend a trimester living, working, and studying on 704 acres owned by the College.

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,129 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
27
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
35%
Varsity Athletes
29%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 35 responses
  • Passionate.
    37%
  • Quirky activist
    23%
  • Flawed, but interesting
    14%
  • Strange and wants to learn
    14%
  • -—
    3%
  • leftist
    3%
  • Mediocre
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
68%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 56 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 60 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 34 responses
  • Diverse
    38%
  • Liberal
    26%
  • Academic and desolate
    9%
  • Underrated
    9%
  • Home away from home
    6%
  • Fast-paced
    3%
  • Impoverished
    3%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,700 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
75%
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

Knox College Reviews

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