Knox College

2 East South Street, Galesburg, United States
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Overview of Knox College

About this school

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/
  • Coeducational


    Yes

  • Graduate Students


    Not reported

  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,356
    • Men:577 (42.6%)
    • Women:779 (57.4%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Knox College is 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

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
4
Science
-
3
Foreign Language
-
3
Social Studies
-
2
History
-
1
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Considered if submitted
January 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Used for admission ACT: Used for admission

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
2 East South Street
City, State, Zip
Galesburg, IL  61401
Phone
(309) 341-7100
Fax
(309) 341-7070
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission 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

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

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


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


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

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.38
375 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 Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
580-695 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
23%
• Score 600 - 700
37%
• Score 500 - 600
35%
• Score 400 - 500
4%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
560-670 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
13%
• Score 600 - 700
51%
• Score 500 - 600
32%
• Score 400 - 500
4%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
23-30 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
26%
• Score 24 - 29
48%
• Score 18 - 23
26%
• Score 12 - 17
1%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $46,554 (79.81962828338249%)
  • Room & Board: - $9,870 (16.922707633221314%)
  • Other Expences: - $900 (1.5431040395034634%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $1,000 (1.714560043892737%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Knox College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline October 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning December 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001704
Free
Institution's own form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


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 with Loans
60%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$31,235
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
7.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips 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
Mathematics
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Dance, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, Veterans

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,200

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Trimester

Summer Session


Not offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & 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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

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
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
385,278

Computing


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 Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Knox College provides hearing impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


87.3%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


71.7%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


74.9%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


76.1%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (39)


  • 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


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Student-designed major, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad

Study Abroad


Social sciences, English, Biological/life sciences

Online Degrees


Engineering, forestry, nursing

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


31,665

Nearest Metropolitan Area


82 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Peoria, Quad Cities

Weather


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

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
200 mile(s) from campus in Chicago
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 of College Housing


89% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through junior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


11%

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

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
-
School Colors
Purple and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, soccer, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Knox College offers 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

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,334

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,356
Women
779
Men
577

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

Number of Graduate Students


Not reported

Student Resources

Study resources