Knox College


Highest Degree Offered: Bachelors

College Type: Private

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Academic Calendar: Trimester

State: Illinois


Knox College is a small, selective liberal arts college located in Galesburg, Illinois. The college has a rich history that begins with its 1837 founding by anti-slavery reformers and, more recently, includes Barack Obama as commencement speaker. Knox College wins high marks for its value (nearly all students receive grant aid) as well as the strengths in the liberal arts and sciences that earned it a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. With a 12 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 18, Knox College provides its students with lots of personal attention from the faculty.

Most Popular Majors

Biology, Creative Writing, Economics, Education, English, Environmental Studies, History, Political Science, Psychology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 1379
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Undergraduate Students: 1379
Faculty: 116

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 12:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 12:1

Percent Male: 41%
Percent Female: 59%

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Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 65%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 76%

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Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

2 E South St
Galesburg Illinois 61401


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Main Phone: 309-341-7000

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ACT and SAT scores are optional for Knox College applicants.

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Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 72%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -72%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 600

Other Expenses: 600

Room and Board: 7488

Tuition and Fees: 34464

Total Cost: 43152

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Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 6498

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 98%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 84%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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