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Knox College Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

1,400 Students

72% Admitted

  • 1,356 full time
  • 29 part time
  • 560 men full time
  • 806 women full time
  • 3,546 applied
  • 2,253 admitted
  • 417 enrolled

1,356 Undergraduates

$47,385 Tuition/Year

  • 23 Non-Degree
  • $47,385 in state
  • $783 fees
  • $9,870 room & board
  • $900 books and supplies

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At a Glance

Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: Great Lakes Town, distant from an urban area
Highest Degree Offered: Bachelor's degree
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: 3-3 Term
School Mascot: Blaze
School Colors: Purple and Gold
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Sara from Littleton, CO
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  • knox is a traditional small town liberal arts schools. the professors are excellent and the academics are intellectually stimulating. however, the location is most definitely small town; be sure you're…

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  • Steven from Chicago, IL
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  • Knox college is a school for students who enjoy not many distractions. It is also for those who enjoy nature and the hippy life-style some try to embrace here. It…

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  • Someone from Chicago, IL
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  • knox college differentiates itself from other institutions with its trimester system. by focusing on only three classes for ten weeks, you get to go at a very quick pace. this…

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  • Brenda from Chicago, IL
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  • Everybody in Knox is very supportive in what you decide to do in life. Whether you want to major in Computer Science, Art, or even Gender & Women's Studies, there…

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Mission Statement

A Knox education isn't something you sit and watch--it's something you go out and do. Knox students become engaged, innovative, and productive global citizens, ready to lead lives of purpose and prepared to work in fields that don't even exist yet. Knox takes pride in an early commitment to increase college access to all qualified students of varied backgrounds, races, and conditions, regardless of financial means. Our aim is to foster a lifelong love of learning and a sense of competence and confidence that will enable us to live with purpose and to contribute to the well-being of others.

Knox College
  • Located in Galesburg, IL
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 1,400 students enrolled
  • 72% admitted
  • $47,385 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Audrey from Peyton, CO
  • I am a current student here

    Knox does a lot to try and make students feel like they are part of the community. Weekends where there are no campus events are few and far between. Furthermore, all the facilities are well-maintained so that they can serve the students. Knox is a community and everyone does their best to make you feel welcomed, students, professors, and faculty and staff alike.

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  • 5
  • Grant from Arlington Heights, IL
  • I am a current student here

    I can't stress enough just how much I'm loving being at Knox. Considering I had very few complaints about my life before college, I would hope that says a lot. The community at Knox is extremely accepting and diverse, full of all kinds of 'quirky' and 'eccentric' people. It's not uncommon to see students running around campus with bubble guns, chasing around the dozens and dozens of squirrels and other such small animals that populate the campus, or getting together in a field for a 'paint fight'. If the great outdoors aren't your cup of tea, there are weekly console and role-playing nights in many different buildings throughout the school, an indoor gym if you want to work out or shoot some hoops, and a brand new lounge that is a great place to study, play pool, or just hang out. I've never been in a community more open, diverse, and welcoming than Knox, and I can guarantee that any kind of person can find a niche in the Knox community.

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  • 5
  • Sam from Chicago, IL
  • I am a current student here

    As a first year, it was very difficult for me to not miss home and think that I wasn't meant for Knox. I was also having a hard time getting used to the culture shock. Being a student of colour, I found it difficult to not have the things that were so readily available to me at home. However, I found out that being away from home, I came to appreciate everything about my culture so much more than I had before. After settling down and making friends, I found out that I loved Knox. I loved the people at Knox and I loved how when people wanted to make something happen, they did whatever they could to make it happen! From playwright workshops to Holi water balloon fights, there's something to do EVERYDAY at Knox!

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  • Ian from Troy, MI
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    This school is in the middle of your average mid-west town, but this makes it rather quaint in it's own right. To be honest, there isn't that much to do in Galesburg, and the student committees don't help all that much. Despite this, coming from a current student, weekends are fun even if tangible activities are hard to be found. If you enjoy socializing in dorms, finding random activities to do, and studying the rest of your time, then this is the place for you.

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