Academics

Location
Galesburg, IL
Undergrads
1,392
Tuition
$36,492
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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4 College Senior

Academics: The Education department here at Knox is superb. From your freshman year you are out in the schools, observing classrooms and tutoring Galesburg students. Knox does not offer a specific music education major, so I have created my own double major in music and educational studies that will get my certified to teach. The Music department is close-knit and rigorous. The Music department has plenty of practice rooms and offer free private lessons to music majors and minors.

5 College Senior

Academics: Knox has a very flexible curriculum that allows students to design a 4-year plan that makes sense to them. Rather then a bunch of general education requirements that all freshman take (which is the model at most colleges), Knox students have core areas that they must complete a class in before graduation. Within those areas, however, students get to choose from a bunch of options to find something that is still relevant/interesting to them. For example, as a music major I will fulfill my science requirement by taking Physics of Music rather than sitting through Biology 101 as a freshman that will never be relevant to me again. There is only one required class for all students to take (Freshman Preceptorial) and the rest of the four years are up to you! Students complete the graduation requirements in an endless variety of ways by picking and choosing classes a-la-carte to best fit them.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: I have found most of my psychology professors to be very well-educated in their fields. I do not often approach them for help, but they always have office hours that are available if you do need help. As an underclassmen, I have not done many hands-on things aside from participating in experiments. The workload has not been excessive but I have done a few projects and papers that have been particularly engaging and challenging.

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: Being at a small school, the environment is a lot different from other schools. Rather than having large lectures given by a TA, we have extremely small classes that are often discussion-based led by the professor. If there is a TA, they do small things, like grading papers, giving students help in class, holding study sessions, etc. The workload (at least in my classes) is largely based on the reading, and amount of reading can become somewhat daunting but still doable.

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4 College Junior

Academics: The chemistry department is very strong and there are several equipment available at Knox which shouldn't considering the size of the school. The professors are friendly and supportive.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 31st
    Most Flexible Curriculums
  • 89th
    Most Caring Professors
  • 92nd
    Professors Most Interested in Classes
  • 93rd
    Smartest Professors
  • 215th
    Best Academic Advisers

Student Author Overview

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Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
11:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
123
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
13
Total FT Faculty
123
Average Faculty Salary
$63,117
Full-Time Retention Rate
88%
Graduation Rate
81%
Programs/Majors Offered
33
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
No
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: No
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: No
Degrees Awarded
Bachelor's degree
Most Popular Majors
  • Creative Writing: 7%
  • Economics and Econometrics: 4%
  • Foundations of Education: 5%
  • Psychology: 4%
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Student Polls

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?    Based on 11 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • The academic advisers are helpful.
  • It is easy to get the classes you want.
  • Grading is generally consistent and fair.
  • There are a variety of interesting courses to take.
  • Students are encouraged to explore a wide range of courses and topics.
  • My Gen-Ed requirements are worthwhile and meaningful.
  • The workload is easy to manage.
  • There are plenty of good online course options.
  • Teaching assistants (TAs) are used effectively.
  • The course scheduling/registration process is efficient and student-friendly.
  • Classrooms/labs are up-to-date and incorporate new technologies effectively.

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding the professors at this school?    Based on 13 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Professors are approachable and helpful when needed
  • Professors are engaging and easy to understand.
  • Professors are experts in their field.
  • Professors are passionate about the topics they teach.
  • Professors care about their students' success.
  • Professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.
  • Professors use teaching assistants (TAs) effectively.
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