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Knox College
Galesburg, IL
Knox College, founded in 1837, is a private, liberal arts institution. Its 82-acre campus is located in Galesburg, 45 miles from Peoria. The campus's oldest building is a registered National Historical Landmark.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 1,357
   Women 801 (59.0%)
   Men 556 (41.0%)
Graduate Students Not reported
Entrance Difficulty Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate 65% of 3,514 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered Yes
Regular Admission Deadline January 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA Not reported
SAT Math 530-670 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 500-650 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 24-30 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests     X  
Essay X      
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance $53,515
  Tuition and Fees $43,285
  Room and Board $9,330
Average Percent of Need Met 91%
Average Freshman Award $38,463
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Trimester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 115
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 17% of classes
10-19 students: 54% of classes
20-29 students: 24% of classes
30-39 students: 4% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Galesburg Population 31,665
Nearest Metropolitan Area Peoria, Quad Cities
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 98% of freshmen, 87% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Sororities 19% of women participate
Fraternities 35% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
7.5% Asian
9.2% Black/African-American
16.9% Hispanic/Latino
5.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
57.3% White
3.6% Unknown
International Students 14.4% from 43 countries
First-Year Students Returning 86.8%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 69.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 29%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 21.0%