Knox College

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2 E. South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401

Phone: (309) 341-7000
2013-2014 Tuition
tuition and fees
male /
Feb. 1
application deadline

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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#82 Overall Score: 59 out of 100. National Liberal Arts Colleges

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Knox College is a private institution that was founded in 1837. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,430, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 82 acres. It utilizes a trimester-based academic calendar. Knox College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, 82. Its tuition and fees are $38,952 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Independent minds, agile thinkers, creative problem-solvers. Knox College's mission reaffirms the continuing fundamental value of liberal education as preparation for life, for personal success, and for collective civic welfare. Students shape their educational paths in ways that help them achieve personal and career goals. 38 majors and 51 minors are strengthened by the development of competencies in writing, oral presentation, quantitative literacy, information literacy, a second language, and understanding diversity. The College provides unusual support for students' independent scholarly and creative work, a senior Honors research program, scores of off-campus study opportunities, internships and other experiential learning opportunities.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1837
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar trimester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $84,362,700


When applying to Knox College, it's important to note the application deadline is February 1, and the early action deadline is December 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due February 1. The application fee at Knox College is $40. It is more selective, with an acceptance rate of 77.6 percent and an early acceptance rate of 75 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity more selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 77.6%
Application deadline February 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by February 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Knox College is 12:1, and the school has 64.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Knox College include: Creative Writing; Psychology, General; Economics, General; Biology/Biological Sciences, General; and Elementary Education and Teaching. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 88.8 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 12:1
4-year graduation rate 69%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Creative Writing 14%
Psychology, General 9%
Economics, General 9%
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 7%
Elementary Education and Teaching 7%

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Student Life

Knox College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,430, with a gender distribution of 42.7 percent male students and 57.3 percent female students. At this school, 85 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 15 percent of students live off campus. Knox College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 1,430
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

Knox College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, health service, and health insurance. Knox College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Knox College, 60 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Knox College.

Students who have cars on campus 60%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Knox College, 77.3 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $22,949.

Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.

Tuition and fees $38,952 (2013-14)
Room and board $8,400 (2013-14)
Financial aid statistics
Financial aid statistics

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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