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Reviews 423 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My school is a liberal arts college. Therefore, students get a little bit of everything. Students have a diverse spectra of education.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: Knox is a pretty safe place, there are lots of resources for students to use, such as the Guardian App, to increase their safety. If you are on or near campus and do not feel comfortable walking somewhere you can call campus safety and they will give you a ride. I've never known anybody to use it because they were nervous about walking somewhere but rather when they are too lazy to walk home late at night. The campus is small so its easy to get places quickly. That all being said its not in a great part of town and we had some incidents in the fall with people from Galesburg coming onto campus and harassing students. The police in the community really like the college and take any incident very seriously. The other major safety concern is South street. If you live in the on-campus apartments you have to cross the South St. to get to the dorms and if you are female you will be cat called about half the time. There is no danger beyond the cat calling but it does not make for the safest environment. This is something the school is actively working with the Galesburg community to find solutions to.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: The underclassmen housing is not the best, but compared to other midwestern liberal arts schools its phenomenal. It's suite-style which is really unique and helps to first make friends as a timid first-year, and then helps to facilitate hanging out with your friends as a sophomore. The apartments are wonderful and maintenance can pretty much help you with anything within 24 hours. With almost every housing option you are required to have a roommate. If you want a single you pretty much have to enter the singles lottery which means you will be unable to live with your friends.

5 College Senior

Greek Life: Greek life at Knox is extremely inclusive which makes for a great experience. As a woman in sorority I have found that its a supportive environment meant to give you more opportunities. In many ways these organizations function as a way of connecting you with philanthropy, academic resources, and a wide range of people with different interests. It's also very popular for students from out of state because it can offer them an extra support system. Being in Greek life doesn't effect anything else. Most people have a variety of friends both in and out of Greek life and it does't matter. The presents Greek life does have on campus is a result of the fraternity houses, which host a lot of registered parties. As a woman I would feel completely safe going into almost any of the fraternity houses on campus in any state.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: It's been a really amazing few years here. The faculty and stuff really care about the students and I have found amazing mentors as a result. The student body is very diverse and extremely supportive. When students are unhappy with the way things are working at Knox they fight for change and the college is remarkably responsive to it. The leadership and club opportunities are also outstanding. Academically is it rigorous and its much harder to get onto the deans list at Knox then many schools in the country, but I really appreciate that.

4 College Senior

Athletics: I am not involved in athletics at Knox but we have some strong programs, including club sports and intramural. Students get really excited to go to games and support the teams. In recent years both the Men's and Women's soccer teams have really excelled. This is also true of the Basketball teams. I know the Baseball team was really strong when I first started here and it's started to show its ability again. The club Frisbee team is really big and they go to conferences often. Campus life in no way revolves around athletics but students do really enjoying support each other. The coaches are also pretty well loves. Especially the swim team coach Johnathan Powers.

2 College Junior

Health & Safety: I feel relatively safe on campus as a male, but I know when it comes to female students on campus they, usually, do not. Female students are constantly cat called by people driving by, and , sometimes, are approached directly.

Also this year a female student was physically harmed by a man who did not live on campus. This further demonstrates that more safety measures have to be called upon for the students.

Another incident that occurred was the breaking in of students dormitories. I believe as a school there are many things that we need to change so that the student body, specifically the women on campus, are as safe as a man would feel.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I really enjoy the fact that classes are generally small and that the professor knows when you are actually struggling. Some professors even take the time to see how you are doing on your work by including meetings with them in the syllabus.

I'm also a fan of the variety of classes that are offered here because for those who may not have a sound idea as to what they want as a major or minor, it offers plenty of classes that can help a student find out exactly what they want to pursue a career.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Every so often an alumni will come to the college to share their experiences as a college student and what they pursued afterwards. Although this is very helpful, I believe that it could also happen more frequently to show that a major or minor declaration doesn't mean that you can only perform jobs that are within the major or minor chosen.

The career center on campus is very helpful towards students and actively invites students to come see them on how they can help them gain opportunities to get hired over the summer break as a worker or an intern. They also personalize for each student, so it doe s not feel like as if just because you have a certain minor or major that you will be placed into the same program that another person with a major is minor has been apart of.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: The housing process on campus is relatively easy. You are given a list of places you can live and based upon what you may be looking for in a home, you can pick a home that is relatively close to your classes. However the necessity of a laundry room is very important, and unfortunately not every living area has one. Sometimes students may have to go to another building to do their laundry. Although that is not to bad, it can be stressful taking big piles of laundry back and forth.

The atmosphere of the college is very natural and vibrant because there is a nice conventional spot where you and your friends can converse and enjoy each others company. It's very common to see students talking in the grass with one another or outside of the Gizmo area eating and enjoy the weather.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is very prominent in the school, but it doesn't overtake the other social clubs outside of Greek life. Many people are indifferent about Greek life, but enjoy the company of the Greek members. Greek life also thoroughly care about their members and are always looking for ways to support their college and town community, while, at the same time, creating bonds among members. Personally I think Greek life is a great thing to have, but because of my financial situation, joining would be expensive for me.

5 College Junior

Athletics: Our school has been provided with their own building which both the students and athletes can use without any prior knowledge on how to use devices for rigorous workouts. Students are very involved in all sports on campus due to the overwhelming team spirit and support that the school has for the players.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Overall my experience at Knox College has been superb. The teachers are very friend, strict and fair with their evaluations and grading. They are also aware that some things do happen in life that will sometimes make it hard for students to keep a steady pace with others. For example, during my freshmen year, i am currently a sophomore, I had pneumonia, and because of that I am currently missing two credits to graduate. However due to my advisers, and my own research, i have found a way to graduate on time by taking half credit courses throughout my last term.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: so many of all kinds of people. its good.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It is a great school with motivated kids and motivated teachers who work hand in hand with each other to learn and explore topics of their liking. Dick Blick started here. Recently, a Knox alum was given the position of president at the shed aquarium. It's a small school and there are good and bad people here. You will find your group if you just look for them. Do not be so sad. Don't let first term discourage you. Everyone wants to transfer after first term, then by second term, everyone wants to stay.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: You will get a job if you work hard. The alums aren't the famousistest but they are successful.


5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: yup. deal with it. you know what youre getting with galesburg. dont be sad that its small and poor. explore hard enough and you will find great food and interesting people.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: Do not be opposed to joining a frat in fear of it's assumed "rapiness". Greek life at knox tends to be mostly safe and good-hearted, while I have heard of some questionable things happening. Greek life can be amazing.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Really a great school. The professors care so damn much about the education of the students. At Knox, there are friends that everyone can identify with. There will certainly be people that you don't like here. Don't let that sad fact discourage you. If you keep and open mind and put yourself out there, you will definitely find awesome people.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Knox has very qualified professors and a variety of classes.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: Most people are liberal. There are a few bad apples that spout their "privilege and microaggression" BS but that's rare.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Never heard of alcohol poisoning or an OD happening.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I'm from Chicago so I've seen a lot of s***. A town like Galesburg doesn't phase me. There's a lot of sheltered children on campus that will tell you Galesburg is a scary place but nothing happens. There's no place worth exploring in Galesburg so you will never venture into the "bad parts".

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Some professors are cool and some are not. Some classes are boring and some are not. It's just how life works.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Knox College is a pretty well known school so a degree from here does hold some worth.


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