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4 College Sophomore

Academics: In biology there are many courses to choose from and the teachers are interested in the courses.

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3 College Sophomore

Academics: Being a quarter system, it feels too rushed. For the most part the professors explain things well and want to help. Since it's such a small college, I am stressed that the classes I want will be during the same period.

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.

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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.

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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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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
  • Biology and Biological Sciences: 3%
  • Creative Writing: 5%
  • Economics and Econometrics: 3%
  • Foundations of Education: 5%
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

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  • My Gen-Ed requirements are worthwhile and meaningful.
  • It is easy to get the classes you want.
  • The academic advisers are helpful.
  • 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.
  • 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

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  • 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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