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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.

4 College Senior

Diversity: Diversity is something that Knox is very proud of and is of course something that Knox is always working on improving. Knox is 9% international students, which makes for a very rich and interesting community. Knox is certainly racially diverse but needs to (and is) find ways to continue to foster and celebrate that diversity. More than race, however, Knox is amazingly diverse in ideals, opinions, and experiences. I am constantly amazed at the life experiences and perspectives that my peers bring to the table that I have never considered. If you are looking to be challenged in your world perspectives, Knox is certainly the place for you. Ranges of sexual orientation are celebrated on campus and students feel very comfortable being open about their sexual preferences and find allies in many places.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Generally the school is very progressive and liberal. There is a wide diversity of student backgrounds and it seems like everyone is accepted and celebrated for who they are.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: In the "Knox Bubble," everyone is extremely liberal. Issues related to diversity are discussed much more at Knox than they are anywhere else I have ever been, and everyone is on the same wavelength about discussing issues of prejudice to try to work past them. I feel like people who are similar tend to gravitate to each other so my personal group of friends is not as diverse as the campus as a whole, but I encounter a wide variety of people in my everyday life. The only stigma I can think of is probably against conservatives, but they are present on campus and have a club. I feel like the stigma is mostly against social conservatives because so many people at Knox are focused on human rights.

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: When it comes to diversity, the majority is white. However, I do see that it is diverse, and that they are trying to make it more diverse. Since I have been here, I have met people from different cultures, and it is so interesting learning about them as well. Also, the campus has different ethnicity houses such as the international house, Casa Latina, Harambee, and Asian house, etc. Due to the multiple houses that there is, it is easy to learn about a culture and feel like a part of the community. I have not seen discrimination when it comes to race, and that is something that I really do like. The campus isn't only welcoming to diversity, but it is also welcoming people who like people from the same sex. I also think that this is another good aspect of the college. Knox to me has portrayed to me as a community who welcomes you for who you are and doesn't judge you, something that it is very difficult to find.

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  • 196th
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  • 266th
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  • 1199th
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Facts & Statistics

African American
Native American
Historically Black College/University?
Tribal College?
Out-of-State Students
Common States of Residence
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Foreign countries
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 2%
18-19: 46%
20-21: 45%
22-24: 7%
25+: 1%
Female Faculty
Male Faculty
Faculty Diversity
African American: 6%
Asian American: 3%
Hispanic: 3%
International: 3%
Native American: 0%
White: 84%
Unknown: 1%

Student Polls

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 11 responses

  • 9% Libertarian
  • 9% Not sure
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 0% Conservative
  • 36% Moderate
  • 18% Liberal
  • 27% Progressive/very liberal

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 10 responses

  • 0% Libertarian
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 0% Conservative
  • 10% Moderate
  • 0% Not sure
  • 40% Liberal
  • 50% Progressive/very liberal

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 13 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How diverse is your personal circle of friends in the following areas?    Based on 12 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How accepting is the campus community as a whole toward someone who falls into the minority (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?    Based on 10 responses

  • 0% It's hard to be a minority here.
  • 0% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 10% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 90% Very accepting.
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