Knox College

427 reviews
  1. Galesburg, IL
  2. 4 Year
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B-
Knox College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Midwest Conference
Address
2 E South St
Galesburg, IL 61401
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
68%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Recommended

Cost

Net Price
$23,642/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $16,621/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,331/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,231/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,832/ year
  • $110k+
    $27,618/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
92%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.25 responses
75%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.24 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.24 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,367Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
34%
Varsity Athletes
27%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Passionate.
    39%
  • Quirky activist
    33%
  • Strange and wants to learn
    17%
  • Flawed, but interesting
    11%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
68%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.38 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.42 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    56%
  • Liberal
    19%
  • Academic and desolate
    13%
  • Learned
    6%
  • Phenomenal
    6%

After Knox College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
80%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
79%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.19 responses

Reviews

427 reviews
  • Excellent
    55
  • Very Good
    158
  • Average
    186
  • Poor
    23
  • Terrible
    5
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.
  • College Senior
  • June 12 2014
We have a wonderful initiative here when it comes to majors. If Knox doesn't have your major or minor, you can choose to Self-Design! It is a great way to stay at the school if you like it, and it shows initiative and determination to study something by using other departments and classes. Every student has to have experiential learning at our school, as well! Whether that is through studying abroad, internships, or substantial volunteer work, it is required to graduate. The Honor Code at our school is also very important. Knox does not proctor tests an allows a student to leave the room and take it anywhere else within the building that is a public place because of it's tradition to trust the student with the honesty of their work. It is important to follow the Code or else the accused goes to a Honor Board and could face a major punishment.
  • College Junior
  • June 27 2013
The variety of food is always impressive. Compared to other colleges, I'd say our dining services listens to what we want to eat, and tries very hard to accommodate. The vegan/vegetarian options are there, though they are not that big. Every day, there is a "bar" of some sort, that alternates, like Stir Fry, Pizza making, and Smoothies. The seating can be stuffy if you go during rush hours for lunch or dinner, but overall, the experience is a good one considering you're eating with familiar faces and it's a buffet style! Enjoy the "Fat Cave", as well! It is filled with wonderful treats and many cereals!
  • College Junior
  • June 27 2013