Knox College

Galesburg, IL

Knox College

Galesburg, IL

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Tuition & Fees

$49,974

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
19%
600-699
43%
500-599
32%
400-499
6%
700-800
27%
600-699
35%
500-599
32%
400-499
6%
30-36
31%
24-29
44%
18-23
23%
12-17
2%
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undergraduateRatios

43%

male

57%

female

10

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

68%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,321
Declined 1,076
Total Received 3,397
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Private

1,258

undergraduate students

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Location

School Facts

Knox College, founded in 1837, is a private, residential, liberal arts institution. Its 90-acre campus is located in Galesburg, IL, 45 miles from Peoria and three hours from Chicago and St. Louis.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,258
Established in 1837
Coeducational Coeducational

90-acre campus in Galesburg (population 32,193), approximately 45 miles from both Moline and Peoria. Train serves campus; air serves Moline and Peoria. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Small town
  • Metropolitan area: Peoria, Quad Cities
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Greater Peoria International, Quad Cities International

Knox College
2 East South Street
Galesburg, IL
61401

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
82%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through junior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • International Club
  • Best Buddies (Assistance and Friendship for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities)
  • Blessings in a Backpack
  • Alpha Phi Omega (APO, Co-ed Service Fraternity)
  • Improv Club

Top Events

  • International Fair
  • Pumphandle
  • Fresh Check Day
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
35%
Top 1/4
69%
Top 1/2
97%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
19%
600-699
43%
500-599
32%
400-499
6%
700-800
27%
600-699
35%
500-599
32%
400-499
6%
30-36
31%
24-29
44%
18-23
23%
12-17
2%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $50
Application deadline January 15
Has early decision program yes
School has early action program yes

Moderately Selective

68%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,321
Declined 1,076
Total Received 3,397

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record

Important

application essay
class rank
recommendation(s)

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
state residency
talent/ability
standardized test scores
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

religious affiliation/commitment

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 49
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$5,059

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $49,185
Room & board $10,170
Additional fees $789
Books & supplies $900
Other fees $1,000
Total $62,044
Average Financial Aid - $5,059
Total with Avg. Aid $56,985
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Track and field
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

fencing, ultimate Frisbee, water polo

Club Sports - Women's

equestrian sports, fencing, ultimate Frisbee, water polo

Intramural Sports Men

Basketball, Equestrian sports, Soccer, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Equestrian sports, Soccer, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division III

Majors

Assc. Bach.
African-American/Black Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Asian Studies/Civilization
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Financial Mathematics
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
International/Global Studies
Latin American Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Mathematics, General
Music, General
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Research and Experimental Psychology, Other
Secondary Education and Teaching
Sociology and Anthropology
Spanish Language and Literature
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees

1,258

total students

54%

in-state

46%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

1,258
students

Female
57%
722

Male
43%
536

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

97%

1,222
students

Female
57%
695

Male
43%
527

3%

36
students

Female
75%
27

Male
25%
9

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 81%
Student 4 year graduation rate 65%
Student 5 year graduation rate 8%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

19%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
13%
Hispanic/Latino
46%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
6%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

25

Transfer students enrolled

2%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment yes
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: April 1

Transfer difficulty

Very difficult

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Study skills

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

55%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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