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Reviews 254 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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College Sophomore

Athletics: I'm not a huge fan of sports so I can't rate it. But it's not very popular i guess..

Facilities are great though.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It really depends on where you live. My room for last year was....aweful. no airconditionar, poor heater, loud frathouse right infront of me, crappy restrooms... but some apartment on campus has really good facility. But very competetive to get that house.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: It's very easy to intive some friends(not a school student) into the dorm. It is a pro and con at the same time

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Overall the school has very acceotable atmoshere. If you've been outcasted, this is a place for you. But I'm worried about this too-much-acceptable atmoshere. It's tired.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I hared the school had a serious sexual assult in last fall and subjected to the federal investigation. But school try hard to prevent it and I feel safe walking around at night ON CAMPUS. It kinda dangerous town at night.

2 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Only public transportation is few small buses which only come once in every 30 min. Life is hard without a car. Few restarents are in walking distance, but crappy. Only shooping place for girls is walmart, target, or thrift shop. Oh yeah, and Amazon.com. I wouldn't have survived without it. They have old but quite decent thratre in downtown.

2 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: I spend my whole year on the campus but seldomly met attractive guy

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Good vagan options but bad hours

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: I do not leave campus very much. The town is small

4 College Senior

Campus Dining: Tonnes of options and variety and chances to create something new.

4 College Senior

Campus Strictness: The administration are strict on the things that matter most and pertain to academic integrity and student safety. Other than that, they know we work hard and therefore a way to let off some steam.

4 College Senior

Scholarships: The application process is simple and basically almost every single student who goes here has some form of financial aid or scholarship. Knox was founded, partially, on the principle that eduction should be available to all who want it and are willing to work hard on it.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: I've honestly come to love this school more and more, the longer I've been here. I've gotten excited about projects that my professors have helped me find. I've been pushed out of my comfort zone multiple times and whilst it's not too pleasant to begin with, I eventually see that's a learning experience and I'm grateful that they don't let me stay in my box.

I've also really enjoyed some of the volunteering that I've done as an Orientation Leader, and as a lunch host. Similarly, I've really enjoyed being a tour guide and ambassador for the admissions office because even though I can be shy these are all opportunities for me to push myself and open up by talking to various people.

I'm really glad I chose Knox and I would definitely choose it again if I had to. There are just soo many things that Knox has made possible for me. I switched my majors to the one thing that I had thought I could never do, music-vocal performance, and Knox gave me that..

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4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: There are a couple great local places within a 10min walk of campus that serve great food at good prices and are really friendly (Q's, Innkeepers, The Landmark, Baked, Iron Spike, etc). There are also a few expensive local places if one wants to splurge for a date or something like that (Packing House, Chez Willy's). There are a few chain restaurants within walking distance too (Papa John's, Casey's etc).

Most of the chain places are a tiny bit far for a walk but not undo-able and you might want to walk the 20mins to burn some calories. Main St has a Subway, DQ, KFC, Taco Bell, McDonalds etc. Alfano's is a local place in main that delivers and their stuffed bread sticks and a huge favorite of students, esp. later in the night on weekends.

Henderson is the other popular street and it has repeats of all the chains on Main St, plus Dominoes, Steak & Shake (27/4), Wendy's, Long John Silver's, Apple-bees etc. Henderson also has a few local places, including a great Mexican place and a nice Italian place too.

There are lots of options.

The last place that I went to is new and is called En Season. They're a sustainable restaurant and only serve meats and vegetables/fruit that are in season - this makes sure that prices are very reasonable and everything is fresh and delicious. One could have dinner for two, including dessert for about $30. It's a great place and you could walk but it'd be a 20-30min walk.

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5 College Senior

Diversity: My group of friends couldn't be more diverse, we have lots of internationals (myself included), multicultural (2ng gen Americans from other countries), Americans, gays, bisexuals, and a know a few trans people on campus too. I have a few friends who are well off and others who came as emancipated minors and are paying their own way through college without the help of their parents. Most importantly, we don't hold any of this against one another. In fact, we celebrate and very open and free and joking with another about some of these things.

I, a gay black male, have personally never felt any kind of discrimination or prejudice towards me and I know my friends love me for me, I have lots of straight friends as well as gay, no group bands together.

5 College Senior

Health & Safety: I honestly feel really safe on campus, and the school is very transparent about what happens so I've felt paranoid that it might be worse than I think, from what they say. There are emergency phones in and on the outside of basically every building and if one ever felt the need to be escorted home, campus safety does provide that service. In the winter you can even get a ride and escort, rather than just a walking escort (we have a very small campus so we mostly would just walk). Campus safety can reached 24/7 and they do respond promptly and if there is some kind of emergency involving alcohol or drugs, students are given amnesty and their safety is made the most important issue in those situations.

3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Students range, from a stunning, to average. Dress tends to be preppy, athletic or relaxed and casual for guys. The girls can be quirky but mostly relaxed and comfortable, but well put together/

3 College Senior

Athletics: 60% of students participate in some kind of athletic club, intramural or varsity sport so they are quite popular. We are a Division III school so we don't really hold tryouts, anyone can join a varsity sport and everyone is accepting of that. There are students who take their sport very seriously and others, like myself, who join because they love the sport. Some of our teams are really great, we have a lot of great swimmers on the women's team and a few on the men's, but the small size of the men's team lets it down a little.

School spirit is fabulous, we always have people going with large groups of their friends to the home, and close-by games. Even meets farther away, from campus will have parents and alumni in attendance. We are proud of our athletes just because they do their best and we support them doing what they love.

The facilities are good, we literally just had our track re-done and the football, soccer, baseball, and softball fields have always been great. The field house, which is more of a practice space for some sports and is used for club and intramural sports is a great multipurpose space. It is used for tennis, golf, baseball, softball, basketball, volleyball, and track. We also use it to as a back-up for outside events in case of inclement weather. Our pool is a little small, just 4 lanes but that's the only qualm I have.

Our gym is only 8 years old and is great!! It's air-conditioned and comfortable and has every piece of cardio and weight-training equipment that one could need. It has two levels - the mezzanine for the cardio and weight machines, the lower for iso-metric machines, free-weights, dumbbells, etc. We also are very open for use in the gym, we don't give athletes preference so everyone gets along and works around one another.

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4 College Senior

Campus Housing: Being a small campus, most of the students live on campus, in the dorms, suites, or apartments (upperclassmen). I've lived in some of the most central buildings and I've always had a great time with dorm/suite mates and the general atmosphere. We have an honor code so I Iike, even if its not the best idea, that I can leave my stuff in the common suite area that I have shared with between 8 and 18 people.

My favorite place to live so far has been Post Hall. The have larger 18-person suites with 8 doubles and two singles. We shared 4 bathrooms, about 4 to each apart from the side of the suite that has the singles, one on the upper level and one on the lower. The suites have large double height common are with a massive window that overlooks most of campus. The building also had a shared kitchen on the ground floor and a laundry room too.

Housing costs are generally the same across the board unless you opt for a single or an apartment, those include an extra fee. The apartments are really nice if you like to cook since you would have your own kitchen.

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Overall, I find this campus to be a safe place. This does not mean bad things never happen, they do, but generally speaking, the bad things get handled well.

Completely honestly though, sexual assault has not been handled well by administrative personnel. Students care, students care a LOT, but the people in charge of campus try to brush things under the rug or don't put much effort into counseling services. Students have been working hard to change this, though, and it is working(!) and our administrative response to these kinds of things is improving.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Pretty much all the closely-located off-campus dining is in the form of lovely small businesses. They're great, and have great food, but being in rural Illinois, if you're looking for, say, Indian, you're kinda out of luck.

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5 College Sophomore

Facilities: While we haven't had a new building built in decades (up until October 2014, when Alumni Hall will be finished!!!), our facilities are pretty nice (except for 5-Name and the Aux). CFA, the Gym, SMC, Post, the Library, and Seymour are all absolutely lovely, and many are getting various forms of renovation over the next few years, if I recall correctly.

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5 College Sophomore

Facilities: I would say one thing that seems unique to Knox and makes it lovely is the ability to create your own major or minor. Just the whole academic freedom is great, even moreso when you realize that while you do have this freedom, that doesn't mean they're just sending you off blind, you WILL get guidance and help in molding your education to your specifications.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: This school has changed me and my life so much, and all for the better. It's only been one year and I've gone from a cripplingly self-conscious social wreck of a quiet, antisocial recluse with no ability -much less desire- to make much of myself in terms of leadership or individuality to a confident social badass who's taking control of the reins of her life. It's great. And I have met such wonderful people here (students, professors, alumni, staff, and faculty alike), and I have had so many opportunities I feel would not have been so welcomingly available to me elsewhere.

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