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
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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
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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

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
75%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.24 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.24 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,368Undergrads
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 18 responses
Report
  • Passionate.
    39%
  • Quirky activist
    33%
  • Strange and wants to learn
    17%
  • Flawed, but interesting
    11%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
68%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.38 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.42 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    56%
  • Liberal
    19%
  • Academic and desolate
    13%
  • Learned
    6%
  • Phenomenal
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
77%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
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 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!
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I've thoroughly enjoyed my time at Knox. Coming from a big city I was a bit unsure about going to school in Galesburg, but I've found home here and I think you can too. Knox is a place where you'll get out what you put in, both academically and socially. Diversity is a buzzword you will hear a lot in the college admissions process, but here you can actually see it. Never imagined being friends with people from all over the world--its a really special experience.

The institution is not without its share of faults, but there's a healthy culture of self-awareness among students and faculty with regards to the school's shortcomings.
The classes here are challenging, interesting and require a lot of effort and time management. The terms are very short, which means that breaks are very spacious, but a lot of content is jam packed into each term per class. Being a student here is a lot of work. Even so, faculty try their hardest to make sure every student can succeed. There is tutoring, social services, clubs, sports, financial assistance, etc. Essentially, you will have to work hard, but there is full support here for while you are at Knox and extreme preparation for your future after Knox.