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.

Website: www.knox.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,333
Undergraduate
Students
(56.6%) 754 Women
(43.4%) 579 Men
Not reported
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
74% of 2,738 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.61
SAT Math
540-680 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
550-670 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
23-31 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$60,136
Tuition and Fees
$48,168
Room and Board
$10,068
Average Percent of Need Met
92%
Average Freshman Award
$41,039
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$32,212
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Trimester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
112
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 28% of classes
10-19 students: 46% of classes
20-29 students: 20% of classes
30-39 students: 3% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Galesburg Population
31,665
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Peoria, Quad Cities
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
86% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
 
Sororities
12% of women participate
Fraternities
19% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
6.6% Asian
9.9% Black/African-American
17.8% Hispanic/Latino
5.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
57.2% White
2.3% Unknown
International Students
16.6% from 48 countries
First-Year Students Returning
81.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
68.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
23%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
14.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Very Difficult: More than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   4
Science   3
Foreign Language   3
Social Studies   2
History   1
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required for some January 15
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for admission
ACT: Used for admission

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
2 East South Street
City, State, Zip
Galesburg, IL 61401
Phone
(309) 341-7100
Fax
(309) 341-7070
E-mail
admission@knox.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
March 15
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1
Early Decision Notification
November 15
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1, December 1
Early Action Notification
January 15

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
74% of 2,738 applicants were admitted
Women
77% of 1,469 applicants were admitted
Men
71% of 1,269 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
360 (18%) of 2,032 admitted students enrolled
Women
196 (17%) of 1,133 admitted students enrolled
Men
173 (19%) of 899 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
68% of 28 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
82% of 1,340 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
16
Students Accepting Wait List Position
2
Students Admitted From Wait List
0

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.61
3.75 and Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
540-680 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
21%
Score of 600 - 700
32%
Score of 500 - 600
39%
Score of 400 - 500
8%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
550-670 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
16%
Score of 600 - 700
46%
Score of 500 - 600
31%
Score of 400 - 500
8%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
23-31 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
35%
Score of 24 - 29
39%
Score of 18 - 23
25%
Score of 12 - 17
1%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 32%
Top quarter: 62%
Top half: 90%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$60,136
Tuition and Fees
$48,168
Room and Board
$10,068
Books and Supplies
$900
Other Expenses
$1,000
Payment Plans
 

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline November 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning December 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001704
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
323 (93.9%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
264 (90.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
264 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
79 (33.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
92%
Average Award
$41,039
Need-Based Gift
Received by 264 (99.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $34,288
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 264 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,645
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 48 (14.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
76 (14.0%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $26,951

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,147 (91.1%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
947 (82.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
947 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
216 (34.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
89%
Average Award
$38,817
Need-Based Gift
Received by 947 (99.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $31,428
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 919 (84.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,522
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 192 (10.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
320 (13.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $22,708

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
54%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$32,212
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
8.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans, Private loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Mathematics
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Creative Writing, Dance, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff, Veterans
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,200
Academic Calendar System
Trimester
Summer Session
Not offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • 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
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • 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
  • Social Sciences, Other
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Social sciences, Biological/life sciences, English
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering, forestry, nursing
Special Programs
Student-designed major, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
112
Part-Time Faculty
24
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
79%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 28% of classes
10-19 students: 46% of classes
20-29 students: 20% of classes
30-39 students: 3% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 7% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 67% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 20% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 5% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
434,150
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
275
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Galesburg Population
31,665
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Peoria, Quad Cities
Campus Size
82 acres

Weather

Temperature
13.2 average low in January, 82.2 average high in September
Rain
114 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Galesburg
Nearest Train Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Galesburg

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
86% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through junior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
14%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Not available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
 
School Colors
Purple and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Football     x  
Golf x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Football    
Golf x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Football x  
Golf x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, soccer, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, 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
Sororities
12% of women participate
Fraternities
19% of men participate
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,333
Women
754 (56.6%)
Men
579 (43.4%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,310
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
6.6% Asian
9.9% Black/African-American
17.8% Hispanic/Latino
5.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
57.2% White
2.3% Unknown
International Students.
16.6% from 48 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
Not reported

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
81.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
68.2%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
74.5%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
76.1%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
23%
Average Starting Salary
23%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
14.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Business 1%
Law 4%
Arts and Sciences 23%
Medicine 2%

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