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.

Website: www.knox.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,356
Undergraduate
Students
(57.4%) 779 Women
(42.6%) 577 Men
Not reported
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
72% of 3,222 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.38
SAT Math
580-695 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
560-670 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
23-30 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$58,324
Tuition and Fees
$46,554
Room and Board
$9,870
Average Percent of Need Met
90%
Average Freshman Award
$38,565
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$31,235
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Trimester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
110
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
89% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
 
Sororities
28% of women participate
Fraternities
35% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
6.4% Asian
9.7% Black/African-American
17.6% Hispanic/Latino
7.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
57.0% White
1.9% Unknown
International Students
16.7% from 46 countries
First-Year Students Returning
87.3%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
71.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
18%
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 Considered if submitted January 15
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
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
72% of 3,222 applicants were admitted
Women
75% of 1,793 applicants were admitted
Men
67% of 1,429 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
360 (16%) of 2,305 admitted students enrolled
Women
192 (14%) of 1,341 admitted students enrolled
Men
168 (17%) of 964 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
54% of 50 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
83% of 1464 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
94
Students Accepting Wait List Position
17
Students Admitted From Wait List
10

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.38
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
580-695 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
23%
Score of 600 - 700
37%
Score of 500 - 600
35%
Score of 400 - 500
4%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
560-670 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
13%
Score of 600 - 700
51%
Score of 500 - 600
32%
Score of 400 - 500
4%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
23-30 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
26%
Score of 24 - 29
48%
Score of 18 - 23
26%
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: 34%
Top quarter: 66%
Top half: 94%
National Merit Scholar
1%
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
3%
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$58,324
Tuition and Fees
$46,554
Room and Board
$9,870
Books and Supplies
$900
Other Expenses
$1,000
Payment Plans
Installment plan

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 October 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning December 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001704
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
336 (93.9%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
305 (90.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
305 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
102 (33.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
90%
Average Award
$38,565
Need-Based Gift
Received by 302 (99.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $31,323
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 305 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,244
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 45 (14.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
50 (14.0%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $24,600

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,215 (91.1%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,130 (93.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,129 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
388 (34.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
86%
Average Award
$35,746
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,126 (99.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $28,374
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 957 (84.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,228
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 122 (10.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
175 (13.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $21,835

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
60%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$31,235
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
7.0%
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
Art/Fine Arts, 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
  • Anthropology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • 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
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music, General
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Social sciences, English, Biological/life sciences
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
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
110
Part-Time Faculty
30
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
74%
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
385,278
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
89% 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
11%
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      
Wrestling     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  
Wrestling    
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    
Wrestling x  
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, student-run radio station (wvkc), best buddies (assistance and friendship for individuals with intellectual disabilities), student newspaper (the knox student), common ground, terpsichore (dance collective)
Sororities
28% of women participate
Fraternities
35% of men participate
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,356
Women
779 (57.4%)
Men
577 (42.6%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,334
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
6.4% Asian
9.7% Black/African-American
17.6% Hispanic/Latino
7.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
57.0% White
1.9% Unknown
International Students.
16.7% from 46 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
Not reported

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
87.3%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
71.7%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
74.9%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
76.1%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
18%
Average Starting Salary
18%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
14.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Business 1%
Law 4%
Arts and Sciences 23%
Medicine 2%

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