Knox College

Galesburg, IL

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Knox College

Knox College

Knox College Student Essentials

Knox College Student Essentials
Region: Midwest
Setting: Small Town Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Small (Under 2,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Prairie Fire
Website: www.knox.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Selective
In-State Tuition: $ 36,492
Out-of-State Tuition: $ 36,492
Retention Rate: 88%
Enrollment: 1,457
Year Established: 1837

About Knox College

Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois is one of the few schools where you can actually try out a different major of interest for a semester. For example, students can register for the Theatre Arts program for ten weeks, and during that period experience what it means to major in Theatre.

Knox offers a similar program through the Psychology department. Regardless of one’s major, a student may try either of these temporary majors and, if the interest is there, even make one of them a permanent major.

Committed to encouraging students to think for themselves and venture out into uncharted territories, Knox also offers independent study programs. Beyond these offerings, Knox’s academics consist of majors in the Fine Arts, Humanities, and Natural and Social Sciences. Professional degrees in fields like Occupational Therapy, Law, Engineering and Nursing are also available.

Even when students are enrolled in a seemingly traditional degree program, however, they are always encouraged to think for themselves. Knox prides itself on conducting classes as discussions rather than lectures. Minors and double majors are also encouraged.

Student life further fosters Knox’s commitment to individualism. Student clubs and organizations include just about anything you could think of such as a Classical Literature Club, a student radio station, a Writer’s Club, a Korean Club, a student Jazz Ensemble, a Pagan Student Alliance, community service organizations, an Anime Club and a Health Advocacy organization.

Admission to Knox is based in part on one’s personal essay, an interview and one’s transcripts; standardized test scores are not required.

Once admitted, students will meet with a financial aid counselor to discuss tuition costs and possible financial aid options.

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Knox College Map & Location

Knox College
2 E South St
Galesburg, IL 61401


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Getting Around Knox College

Walkability

Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.

10/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Galesburg, IL

Winter
Dec
34
18
Jan
30
13
Feb
35
17
Spring
Mar
48
28
Apr
62
40
May
72
51
Summer
Jun
81
61
Jul
84
65
Aug
82
63
Fall
Sep
75
54
Oct
63
42
Nov
48
30

Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 1,457
Freshman Class 359
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 1,457

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 9%
  • African American: 6%
  • Caucasian: 71%
  • Asian: 5%
  • Unknown and Other: 9%
Latino 9%
African American 6%
Caucasian 71%
Asian 5%
Unknown and Other 9%

Undergraduate 100%
Graduate %
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%
Women 56%
Men 44%
International 9%
Domestic 91%

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