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Reviews 340 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Senior

Campus Food: The food could be better, there just isn't enough options on a weekly basis. You know when the caf has bad food, so you avoid it. The gizmo is great, except when you want to eat something healthy.

3 College Senior

Athletics: We aren't a huge athletic institution, so I understand why our teams are not as widely supported. When it does happen, fan support is a beautiful thing, and I wish it'd happen more. Our athletic facilities are not the best, but we do with what we can get.

2 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Places go really fast. Off-campus places are not advertised enough. Also, there are not that many places to choose from. But, when they do happen they are great.

1 College Senior

Party Scene: There are that many parties that are registered during the term and when there are they are pretty bad. You never go into a party with full knowledge if it will be good or not. Then, with those private parties, you never know if they will be shut down or not.

2 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Off campus there are really good quality private restaurants available, though they are costly, but there are not many options. Everything closes fairly early, and you're stuck with fast food chains mostly.

4 College Senior

Administration: The campus is strict in the sense that it needs to be. When it comes to listening to the demands of students, not so much. I think they need to have more visibility.

3 College Senior

Scholarships: I say it is better than most schools because even when the price of the school does go up, they change our financial aid package to help students still be able to pay. I do have loans and have to pay out of pocket, but it isn't an exaggerated quantity like other student situations.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: It becomes really hard when you want to live in a place other than the dorms because the cost of living is way higher, and spaces are taken really fast and not made to accommodate students.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There's enough to keep it interesting, but we don't have a Chipotle and the late night options are pretty terrible. The local food is good, but nothing I'll miss when I go home.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: There is no guest sign in policy and I don't think anyone cares how long someone stays for. The smell of weed is constantly around in Hamblin and the other apartments and no one does anything about it. The school is lenient socially, but fairly strict academically.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Knox really sorts of just throws out money. I wrote terrible essays for leadership and a writing sample and still got around 7000 dollars from just those two essays. Apply for everything that you can because even if you only get a few thousand, it's a few thousand. Seriously.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: There aren't really many places to use your dining dollars. The gizmo is good for a while, but the food is not something you should be eating every day. However, the cafe has WAY better food than any other college I've been to. I have no problem finding something to eat everyday, and if worst comes to worst, there is a huge wall of cereal to turn to.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Honestly, housing really depends more on who you room with and not where you room. The upperclassmen housing is definitely the best (apartment style) and it isn't that much more expensive to get into. Housing is fairly cheap and is pretty standard for a college. The apartments though, (like Hamblin) are awesome because they have a kitchen inside, which you will definitely learn to love.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Quality: It's fine, nothing too crazy or elaborate, but not complete garbage

1 Recent Alumnus

Local Area: Galesburg is a very poor town with nothing to do. The locals have a very bad relationship with the students (this goes both ways, students never do anything for the town and the townspeople will heckle students).

3 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: There are attractive people, for sure. There are more women than men at Knox, if that means anything to you. Definitely a substantial community of weird, ugly nerds though. Those aside, most people tend to be on the artsy side and look pretty good. There's a fair amount of jock/failed athlete types as well who give the campus a bad name, but if you stay away from fraternity parties and LARPing events, you'll be fine.

2 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: Health services is run by some Catholic organization and will not give women information about abortion access. Sexual assault victims have it rough, Health Services is only open M-F during business hours and there's no easy way to get to the local hospital.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Academics were great, Galesburg was awful (but taught me things), administration was fine, student life was average at best. The school has numerous issues to address, but the faculty is very good and cares a lot about teaching.

5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Academics were great here. I had a number of engaged, memorable professors. Almost all instructors have PhD's in their field and you never get adjuncts or grad students. Small class sizes, interesting subjects, and a nice Trimester system. The best thing about Knox, bar none.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: My academic experience and the low cost at Knox were great, but everything else wasn't. Not enough career focus by the administration, too much Greek life, a failure by the administration to address rampant depression and drug abuse, etc.

3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: Greek life is a cancer at Knox. I only say 'It's okay' because it's fairly typical of comparable schools. Fraternity members throw horrible parties consisting of lights and top-40 music and have never followed chapter alcohol policies (literally not once, and I attended these parties for four years) and regularly sexually assault women. They do almost nothing for the hurting community of Galesburg (one frat would donate a few bucks to the Wounded Warrior Project occasionally, which does fine work, but has very little to do with those struggling at home). Sororities are fine, women do not live in their houses and they don't host parties (although they probably should, given how bad and full of alcohol poisoning and sexual assault the frat parties are). I hope the school takes steps to stop its number of fraternities from continuing to poison campus life.

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2 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: The sports teams are all really bad, the athletic complex is fine for a DIII school.

3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: Fairly cheap, not too safe, sometimes close to campus.

2 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: Galesburg is a very poor, bad town, so the options are few and far between. There are some decent bets downtown (Budde's Pizza and Baked mostly), but otherwise mediocre American Chinese, chains, fast food, etc.

3 Recent Alumnus

Administration: The administration is bloated and often unhelpful. However, President Amott has been a welcome change and the school's permissive drug and alcohol policies allow both dangerous activity to flourish and fun times.


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