Tuition & Fees

$46,554

$46,554

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
13%
600-699
51%
500-599
32%
400-499
4%
700-800
23%
600-699
37%
500-599
35%
400-499
4%
300-399
1%
700-800
7%
600-699
25%
500-599
50%
400-499
17%
300-399
1%
30-36
32%
24-29
36%
18-23
29%
12-17
3%
30-36
10%
24-29
57%
18-23
28%
12-17
5%
30-36
26%
24-29
47%
18-23
26%
12-17
1%
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undergraduateRatios

43%

male

57%

female

1

teacher

11

students

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Moderately Selective

71%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,305
Declined + 917
Total Received 3,222
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Private (nonprofit)

1,356

undergraduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Creative Writing
  3. Biology
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Codes

SAT 1372
ACT 1052

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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.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,356
Established in 1837
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

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Galesburg, IL

90-acre campus in Galesburg (population 30,960), approximately 45 miles from both Moline and Peoria. Train serves campus; air serves Moline and Peoria. Public transportation serves campus.

Knox College
2 East South Street
Galesburg, IL 61401

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
89%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
99%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
6 fraternities 35% of male students
 
4 sororities 28% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
34%
Top 1/4
66%
Top 1/2
94%
Bottom 1/2
6%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
13%
600-699
51%
500-599
32%
400-499
4%
700-800
23%
600-699
37%
500-599
35%
400-499
4%
300-399
1%
700-800
7%
600-699
25%
500-599
50%
400-499
17%
300-399
1%
30-36
32%
24-29
36%
18-23
29%
12-17
3%
30-36
10%
24-29
57%
18-23
28%
12-17
5%
30-36
26%
24-29
47%
18-23
26%
12-17
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 15 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 1
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline December 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required of some

Moderately Selective

71%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,305
Declined + 917
Total Received 3,222

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

Class rank
Essay
Recommendations

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Standardized test scores
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Paul Steenis
Vice President for Enrollment and Dean of Admission
P: 800 678-KNOX
F: 309 341-7070
admission@knox.edu

Financial Aid

86%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$35,746

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $45,783
Room $4,941
Board $4,929
Additional fees $771
Books & supplies $900
Total $57,324
Average Financial Aid - $35,746
Total with Avg. Aid $21,578

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,254,115
State $1,580,506
Institutional $32,001,895
Other external $553,339
Total $36,389,855

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $3,821,230
Other external $180,262
Total $4,001,492
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

Financial Aid Office

P: 800 678-KNOX
F: 309 341-7453
financialaid@knox.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Leigh Brinson
Director of Financial Aid
financialaid@knox.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
diving
football
golf
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling

Club Sports - Men's

Fencing, Ultimate Frisbee, Water Polo

Club Sports - Women's

Equestrian Sports, Fencing, Ultimate Frisbee, Water Polo

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Basketball, Indoor Soccer, Softball, Volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Daniella Irle (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Midwest Conference
Mascot
Blaze the fox
School colors
purple and gold

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Africana Studies
American Studies
Anthropology/Sociology
Art History/Studio
Asian Studies
Biochemistry
Biology
Chemistry
Classics
Classics/Greek
Classics/Greek/Roman Culture
Classics/Roman
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Economics
Educational Studies/Elementary Education
Educational Studies/Secondary Education
English Literature
Environmental Studies
Financial Mathematics
French
Gender/Women's Studies
German
History
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Relations
International Studies
Latin American Studies
Mathematics
Modern Languages/Literature
Music
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Social Science Education
Spanish
Theatre
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Creative Writing
  3. Biology

Programs Offered

  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Engineering
  • Health Professions
  • Other

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry

1,356

total students

45%

in-state

55%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

1,356
students

Female
57%
779

Male
43%
577

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

98%

1,334
students

Female
58%
767

Male
42%
567

2%

22
students

Female
55%
12

Male
45%
10

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Student Break-down

17%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
14%
Hispanic/Latino
47%
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

Transfer Admissions

62%

Transfer applicants accepted

36%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: April 1

Winter: November 1

Spring: January 15

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

75

trimester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

45

trimester hours

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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/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

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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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 46
Countries most often represented China
India
Japan
Nepal
Pakistan
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Joshua Ferchau
Director of International Student Services and Admission
309 341-7136
jferchau@knox.edu

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