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Knox College

"Freedom to Flourish" is the motto of Knox College, "a fabulous place to go to school" located in the rural reaches of central Illinois. Knox students report receiving extremely generous financial aid packages and they praise the trimester system because it allows students to "concentrate more on classes" and take advantage of "nice, long breaks" between sessions."

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Offers Baccalaureate Degrees, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Liberal Arts College

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"Freedom to Flourish" is the motto of Knox College, "a fabulous place to go to school" located in the rural reaches of central Illinois. Knox students report receiving extremely generous financial aid packages and they praise the trimester system because it allows students to "concentrate more on classes" and take advantage of "nice, long breaks" between sessions."

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Offers an unusual degree of personal attention.

The Fiske Guide to Colleges

Experience the intense academics and the strong community spirit that the college has built.

The Insider's Guide to Colleges

Both qualitative and quantitative factors are important to Knox.

The Princeton Review

Professors at Knox treat college as a place for inquiry and growth.

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Knox College says

This is Knox: A vibrant community of scholar teachers and students. A tradition of free inquiry, independent thought, and diverse perspectives. A college that changes lives.

The first thing college guides will tell you is that Knox College is a nationally ranked, private, residential liberal arts college of 1,420 undergraduate students located in Galesburg, Illinois.

But to really get a feel for our campus, just consider this: Everything that happens at Knox -- both inside and outside of the classroom -- involves giving our students the freedom to flourish.

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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 1,424
Gender 43% Male / 57% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 99% Full Time / 1% Part Time
Geography 45% In State / 55% Out of State / 10% International
Socio-Economic Diversity 27% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 64%
Multi-racial 3%
International 11%
Hispanic/Latino 9%
Ethnicity Unknown 3%
Black or African American 6%
Asian 5%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Greek Life 21% of male undergrads participate in Greek life
16% of female undergrads participate in Greek life

Housing

Campus housing is available for undergraduates. Housing deposit : $300.00. Housing deposit due : May 1. Housing deposit is not refunded if student does not enroll.. Freshman allowed to have car. No pets.

85% of students live on-campus.

99% of freshman live on-campus.

21% of male students live in fraternities.

16% of female students live in sororities.

  • Apartments for Single Students
  • Coed Dorms
  • Fraternity/Sorority Housing
  • Housing Offered
  • Men's Dorms
  • Special Housing for Disabled Students
  • Special Housing for International Students
  • Theme Housing
  • Women's Dorms

Activities

Student Publications: The Knox Student

  • Dance
  • Government or Political Activity
  • International Student Organization
  • Literary Magazine
  • Radio Station
  • Student Newspaper
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Musical Theater
  • Music Ensembles
  • Symphony Orchestra
  • Fraternities
  • Sororities
  • Drama/Theater
  • Model UN

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: learning center tutoring reduced course load remedial instruction study skills assistance writing center
  • Computer Services: computer center, libraries, student center dorms wired for access to campus-wide network dorms wired for high speed internet connections student web hosting available wireless network available computer repair service available on campus
  • Counseling Services: financial aid counseling health services minority students services personal counseling career counseling economically disadvantaged students services women's services
  • Facilities: electron microscope, greenhouse, studio and large-scale production theaters, 760-acre biological field station, ceramics, sculpture, painting and printmaking studios
  • Special Needs Services: services and/or facilities for hearing impaired partial services for students with learning disabilities services and/or facilities for visually impaired wheelchair accessibility
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): double major dual enrollment of high school students honors program independent study internships liberal arts/career combination student-designed major teacher certification
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Creative Writing (11%), Education (10%), Economics (7%), Biology/Biological Sciences (6%), Psychology (6%), International Relations and Affairs (5%)

Majors Offered

Bachelor's

A program that focuses on the history, sociology, politics, culture, and economics of the North American peoples descended from the African diaspora; focusing on the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean, but also including reference to Latin American elements of the diaspora.

Job Opportunities:

Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses pertaining to the culture and development of an area, an ethnic group, or any other group, such as Latin American studies, women's studies, or urban affairs. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that focuses on the history, society, politics, culture, and economics of the United States and its Pre-Columbian and colonial predecessors, and including the flow of immigrants from other societies.

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Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses pertaining to the culture and development of an area, an ethnic group, or any other group, such as Latin American studies, women's studies, or urban affairs. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that focuses on the study of the historical development of art as social and intellectual phenomenon, the analysis of works of art, and art conservation. Includes instruction in the theory of art, art history research methods, connoisseurship, the preservation and conservation of works of art, and the study of specific periods, cultures, styles, and themes.

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Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Archivists
Appraise, edit, and direct safekeeping of permanent records and historically valuable documents. Participate in research activities based on archival materials.
Curators
Administer collections, such as artwork, collectibles, historic items, or scientific specimens of museums or other institutions. May conduct instructional, research, or public service activities of institution.
Museum Technicians and Conservators
Restore, maintain, or prepare objects in museum collections for storage, research, or exhibit. May work with specimens such as fossils, skeletal parts, or botanicals; or artifacts, textiles, or art. May identify and record objects or install and arrange them in exhibits. Includes book or document conservators.

A program that focuses on the history, society, politics, culture, and economics of one or more of the peoples of the Asian Continent, including the study of the Asian diasporas overseas.

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Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses pertaining to the culture and development of an area, an ethnic group, or any other group, such as Latin American studies, women's studies, or urban affairs. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that focuses on the process and techniques of original composition in various literary forms such as the short story, poetry, the novel, and others. Includes instruction in technical and editorial skills, criticism, and the marketing of finished manuscripts.

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English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in English language and literature, including linguistics and comparative literature. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other
All postsecondary teachers not listed separately.
Editors
Plan, coordinate, or edit content of material for publication. May review proposals and drafts for possible publication. Includes technical editors.
Writers and Authors
Originate and prepare written material, such as scripts, stories, advertisements, and other material.

A program that focuses on the general study of dramatic works and their performance. Includes instruction in major works of dramatic literature, dramatic styles and types, and the principles of organizing and producing full live or filmed productions.

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Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Actors
Play parts in stage, television, radio, video, motion picture productions, or other settings for entertainment, information, or instruction. Interpret serious or comic role by speech, gesture, and body movement to entertain or inform audience. May dance and sing.
Producers and Directors
Produce or direct stage, television, radio, video, or motion picture productions for entertainment, information, or instruction. Responsible for creative decisions, such as interpretation of script, choice of actors or guests, set design, sound, special effects, and choreography.
Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers, All Other
All entertainers and performers, sports and related workers not listed separately.

A general program that focuses on the English language, including its history, structure and related communications skills; and the literature and culture of English-speaking peoples.

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English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in English language and literature, including linguistics and comparative literature. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

A program that prepares individuals to generally function as creative artists in the visual and plastic media. Includes instruction in the traditional fine arts media (drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, CAD/CAM) and/or modern media (ceramics, textiles, intermedia, photography, digital images), theory of art, color theory, composition and perspective, anatomy, the techniques and procedures for maintaining equipment and managing a studio, and art portfolio marketing.

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Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators
Create original artwork using any of a wide variety of media and techniques.
Artists and Related Workers, All Other
All artists and related workers not listed separately.

A general program that focuses on one or more modern foreign languages that is not specific as to the name of the language(s) studied; that is otherwise undifferentiated; or that introduces students to language studies at the basic/elementary level.

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Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach languages and literature courses in languages other than English. Includes teachers of American Sign Language (ASL). Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.
Interpreters and Translators
Interpret oral or sign language, or translate written text from one language into another.

A program that focuses on the French language and related dialects and creoles. Includes instruction in philology; Metropolitan French; Canadian French; African and Caribbean Creoles; dialects; and applications in business, science/technology, and other settings.

Job Opportunities:

Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach languages and literature courses in languages other than English. Includes teachers of American Sign Language (ASL). Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.
Interpreters and Translators
Interpret oral or sign language, or translate written text from one language into another.

A program that focuses on the German language and related dialects. Includes instruction in philology; dialects; and applications to business, science/technology, and other settings.

Job Opportunities:

Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach languages and literature courses in languages other than English. Includes teachers of American Sign Language (ASL). Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Interpreters and Translators
Interpret oral or sign language, or translate written text from one language into another.

A program that focuses on the general study and interpretation of the past, including the gathering, recording, synthesizing and criticizing of evidence and theories about past events. Includes instruction in historiography; historical research methods; studies of specific periods, issues and cultures; and applications to areas such as historic preservation, public policy, and records administration.

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Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Historians
Research, analyze, record, and interpret the past as recorded in sources, such as government and institutional records, newspapers and other periodicals, photographs, interviews, films, electronic media, and unpublished manuscripts, such as personal diaries and letters.
History Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in human history and historiography. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

A program that is a structured combination of the arts, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities, emphasizing breadth of study. Includes instruction in independently designed, individualized, or regular programs.

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Postsecondary Teachers, All Other
All postsecondary teachers not listed separately.

A general program that focuses on the introductory study and appreciation of music and the performing arts. Includes instruction in music, dance, and other performing arts media.

Job Opportunities:

Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.
Musicians and Singers
Play one or more musical instruments or sing. May perform on stage, for on-air broadcasting, or for sound or video recording.

A program that focuses on ideas and their logical structure, including arguments and investigations about abstract and real phenomena. Includes instruction in logic, ethics, aesthetics, epistemology, metaphysics, symbolism, and history of philosophy, and applications to the theoretical foundations and methods of other disciplines.

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Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in philosophy, religion, and theology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that focuses on the Russian language. Includes instruction in philology; dialects; literature; and applications to business, science/technology, and other settings.

Job Opportunities:

Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach languages and literature courses in languages other than English. Includes teachers of American Sign Language (ASL). Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Interpreters and Translators
Interpret oral or sign language, or translate written text from one language into another.

A program that focuses on the Spanish language and related dialects. Includes instruction in philology; Modern Castillan; Latin American and regional Spanish dialects; and applications in business, science/technology, and other settings.

Job Opportunities:

Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach languages and literature courses in languages other than English. Includes teachers of American Sign Language (ASL). Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.
Interpreters and Translators
Interpret oral or sign language, or translate written text from one language into another.

A program that focuses on the history, sociology, politics, culture, and economics of women, and the development of modern feminism in relation to the roles played by women in different periods and locations in North America and the world. Programs may focus on literature, philosophy, and the arts as much as on social studies and policy.

Job Opportunities:

Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses pertaining to the culture and development of an area, an ethnic group, or any other group, such as Latin American studies, women's studies, or urban affairs. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Bachelor's

A program that focuses on the general theory and practice of learning and teaching, the basic principles of educational psychology, the art of teaching, the planning and administration of educational activities, school safety and health issues, and the social foundations of education.

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Education Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses pertaining to education, such as counseling, curriculum, guidance, instruction, teacher education, and teaching English as a second language. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Bachelor's

A program that focuses on the scientific study of the chemistry of living systems, their fundamental chemical substances and reactions, and their chemical pathways and information transfer systems, with particular reference to carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, and nucleic acids. Includes instruction in bio-organic chemistry, protein chemistry, bioanalytical chemistry, bioseparations, regulatory biochemistry, enzymology, hormonal chemistry, calorimetry, and research methods and equipment operation.

Job Opportunities:

Natural Sciences Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.
Biochemists and Biophysicists
Study the chemical composition or physical principles of living cells and organisms, their electrical and mechanical energy, and related phenomena. May conduct research to further understanding of the complex chemical combinations and reactions involved in metabolism, reproduction, growth, and heredity. May determine the effects of foods, drugs, serums, hormones, and other substances on tissues and vital processes of living organisms.
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
Conduct research dealing with the understanding of human diseases and the improvement of human health. Engage in clinical investigation, research and development, or other related activities. Includes physicians, dentists, public health specialists, pharmacologists, and medical pathologists who primarily conduct research.
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in biological sciences. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A general program of biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations.

Job Opportunities:

Natural Sciences Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.
Biological Scientists, All Other
All biological scientists not listed separately.
Life Scientists, All Other
All life scientists not listed separately.
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in biological sciences. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

A general program that focuses on the scientific study of the composition and behavior of matter, including its micro- and macro-structure, the processes of chemical change, and the theoretical description and laboratory simulation of these phenomena.

Job Opportunities:

Natural Sciences Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.
Chemists
Conduct qualitative and quantitative chemical analyses or experiments in laboratories for quality or process control or to develop new products or knowledge.
Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses pertaining to the chemical and physical properties and compositional changes of substances. Work may include instruction in the methods of qualitative and quantitative chemical analysis. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching, and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

A program that focuses on computer theory, computing problems and solutions, and the design of computer systems and user interfaces from a scientific perspective. Includes instruction in the principles of computational science, computer development and programming, and applications to a variety of end-use situations.

Job Opportunities:

Computer and Information Systems Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as electronic data processing, information systems, systems analysis, and computer programming.
Computer and Information Research Scientists
Conduct research into fundamental computer and information science as theorists, designers, or inventors. Develop solutions to problems in the field of computer hardware and software.
Information Security Analysts
Plan, implement, upgrade, or monitor security measures for the protection of computer networks and information. May ensure appropriate security controls are in place that will safeguard digital files and vital electronic infrastructure. May respond to computer security breaches and viruses.
Computer Programmers
Create, modify, and test the code, forms, and script that allow computer applications to run. Work from specifications drawn up by software developers or other individuals. May assist software developers by analyzing user needs and designing software solutions. May develop and write computer programs to store, locate, and retrieve specific documents, data, and information.
Software Developers, Applications
Develop, create, and modify general computer applications software or specialized utility programs. Analyze user needs and develop software solutions. Design software or customize software for client use with the aim of optimizing operational efficiency. May analyze and design databases within an application area, working individually or coordinating database development as part of a team. May supervise computer programmers.
Software Developers, Systems Software
Research, design, develop, and test operating systems-level software, compilers, and network distribution software for medical, industrial, military, communications, aerospace, business, scientific, and general computing applications. Set operational specifications and formulate and analyze software requirements. May design embedded systems software. Apply principles and techniques of computer science, engineering, and mathematical analysis.
Web Developers
Design, create, and modify Web sites. Analyze user needs to implement Web site content, graphics, performance, and capacity. May integrate Web sites with other computer applications. May convert written, graphic, audio, and video components to compatible Web formats by using software designed to facilitate the creation of Web and multimedia content.
Computer Network Support Specialists
Analyze, test, troubleshoot, and evaluate existing network systems, such as local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and Internet systems or a segment of a network system. Perform network maintenance to ensure networks operate correctly with minimal interruption.
Computer Occupations, All Other
All computer occupations not listed separately.
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in computer science. May specialize in a field of computer science, such as the design and function of computers or operations and research analysis. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that focuses on environment-related issues using scientific, social scientific, or humanistic approaches or a combination. Includes instruction in the basic principles of ecology and environmental science and related subjects such as policy, politics, law, economics, social aspects, planning, pollution control, natural resources, and the interactions of human beings and nature.

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Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health
Conduct research or perform investigation for the purpose of identifying, abating, or eliminating sources of pollutants or hazards that affect either the environment or the health of the population. Using knowledge of various scientific disciplines, may collect, synthesize, study, report, and recommend action based on data derived from measurements or observations of air, food, soil, water, and other sources.
Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in environmental science. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that focuses on the application of mathematics and statistics to the finance industry, including the development, critique, and use of various financial models. Includes instruction in probability theory, statistical analysis, numerical methods, computation and simulation methods, stochastic processes, economics, and financial markets and applications.

Job Opportunities:

Natural Sciences Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.
Financial Analysts
Conduct quantitative analyses of information affecting investment programs of public or private institutions.
Financial Specialists, All Other
All financial specialists not listed separately.
Mathematicians
Conduct research in fundamental mathematics or in application of mathematical techniques to science, management, and other fields. Solve problems in various fields using mathematical methods.
Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other
All mathematical scientists not listed separately.
Economists
Conduct research, prepare reports, or formulate plans to address economic problems related to the production and distribution of goods and services or monetary and fiscal policy. May collect and process economic and statistical data using sampling techniques and econometric methods.
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses pertaining to mathematical concepts, statistics, and actuarial science and to the application of original and standardized mathematical techniques in solving specific problems and situations. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A general program that focuses on the analysis of quantities, magnitudes, forms, and their relationships, using symbolic logic and language. Includes instruction in algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

Job Opportunities:

Natural Sciences Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.
Mathematicians
Conduct research in fundamental mathematics or in application of mathematical techniques to science, management, and other fields. Solve problems in various fields using mathematical methods.
Statisticians
Develop or apply mathematical or statistical theory and methods to collect, organize, interpret, and summarize numerical data to provide usable information. May specialize in fields such as bio-statistics, agricultural statistics, business statistics, or economic statistics. Includes mathematical and survey statisticians.
Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other
All mathematical scientists not listed separately.
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses pertaining to mathematical concepts, statistics, and actuarial science and to the application of original and standardized mathematical techniques in solving specific problems and situations. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

A program that focuses on the interdisciplinary scientific study of the molecular, structural, physiologic, cognitive, and behavioral aspects of the brain and nervous system. Includes instruction in molecular and cellular neuroscience, brain science, anatomy and physiology of the central nervous system, molecular and biochemical bases of information processing, behavioral neuroscience, biology of neuropsychiatric disorders, and applications to the clinical sciences and biomedical engineering.

Job Opportunities:

Natural Sciences Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.
Biological Scientists, All Other
All biological scientists not listed separately.
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in biological sciences. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A general program that focuses on the scientific study of matter and energy, and the formulation and testing of the laws governing the behavior of the matter-energy continuum. Includes instruction in classical and modern physics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, mechanics, wave properties, nuclear processes, relativity and quantum theory, quantitative methods, and laboratory methods.

Job Opportunities:

Natural Sciences Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.
Physicists
Conduct research into physical phenomena, develop theories on the basis of observation and experiments, and devise methods to apply physical laws and theories.
Physics Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses pertaining to the laws of matter and energy. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

Bachelor's

A general program that focuses on the systematic study of the production, conservation and allocation of resources in conditions of scarcity, together with the organizational frameworks related to these processes. Includes instruction in economic theory, micro- and macroeconomics, comparative economic systems, money and banking systems, international economics, quantitative analytical methods, and applications to specific industries and public policy issues.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Economists
Conduct research, prepare reports, or formulate plans to address economic problems related to the production and distribution of goods and services or monetary and fiscal policy. May collect and process economic and statistical data using sampling techniques and econometric methods.
Survey Researchers
Plan, develop, or conduct surveys. May analyze and interpret the meaning of survey data, determine survey objectives, or suggest or test question wording. Includes social scientists who primarily design questionnaires or supervise survey teams.
Economics Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in economics. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that focuses on the systematic study of international politics and institutions, and the conduct of diplomacy and foreign policy. Includes instruction in international relations theory, foreign policy analysis, international law and organization, the comparative study of specific countries and regions, and the theory and practice of diplomacy.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Political Scientists
Study the origin, development, and operation of political systems. May study topics, such as public opinion, political decision-making, and ideology. May analyze the structure and operation of governments, as well as various political entities. May conduct public opinion surveys, analyze election results, or analyze public documents.
Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in political science, international affairs, and international relations. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A general program that focuses on the systematic study of political institutions and behavior. Includes instruction in political philosophy, political theory, comparative government and politics, political parties and interest groups, public opinion, political research methods, studies of the government and politics of specific countries, and studies of specific political institutions and processes.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Political Scientists
Study the origin, development, and operation of political systems. May study topics, such as public opinion, political decision-making, and ideology. May analyze the structure and operation of governments, as well as various political entities. May conduct public opinion surveys, analyze election results, or analyze public documents.
Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in political science, international affairs, and international relations. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A general program that focuses on the scientific study of individual and collective behavior, the physical and environmental bases of behavior, and the analysis and treatment of behavior problems and disorders. Includes instruction in the principles of the various subfields of psychology, research methods, and psychological assessment and testing methods.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
Diagnose and treat mental disorders; learning disabilities; and cognitive, behavioral, and emotional problems, using individual, child, family, and group therapies. May design and implement behavior modification programs.
Industrial-Organizational Psychologists
Apply principles of psychology to human resources, administration, management, sales, and marketing problems. Activities may include policy planning; employee testing and selection, training and development; and organizational development and analysis. May work with management to organize the work setting to improve worker productivity.
Psychologists, All Other
All psychologists not listed separately.
Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in psychology, such as child, clinical, and developmental psychology, and psychological counseling. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Any instructional program in social sciences not listed above.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other
All social scientists and related workers not listed separately.

Administration & Faculty

President Teresa L. Amott
Accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Full-time Faculty 123
Student : Faculty Ratio 11 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 58 : 41
Percentage of Faculty Members
Tenured Faculty 60
Tenure Track Faculty 21
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 17
International Faculty 1

AP Test Credit Information

Test Name Minimum Score Equivalent Course (s) Credits
AP Art History 3.0 ART 105, 106 Pass / No Credit
AP Biology 4.0 BIO 120 Pass / No Credit
AP Calculus AB 4.0 MATH 151 Pass / No Credit
AP Calculus BC 3.0 MATH 151 Pass / No Credit
AP Calculus BC 4.0 MATH 151, 152 Pass / No Credit
AP Chemistry 4.0 CHEM 101, 102 Pass / No Credit
AP Chinese Language and Culture 4.0 CHIN 201 Pass / No Credit
AP Comparative Government and Politics 4.0 PS 220 Pass / No Credit
AP Computer Science A 5.0 CS 141 Pass / No Credit
AP English Language and Composition 3.0 ENG 101 Pass / No Credit
AP English Language and Composition 4.0 ENG 101, 102 Pass / No Credit
AP English Literature and Composition 3.0 ENG 101 Pass / No Credit
AP English Literature and Composition 4.0 ENG 101, 102 Pass / No Credit
AP Environmental Science 4.0 ENVS 101 Pass / No Credit
AP European History 4.0 HIST 105, 106 Pass / No Credit
AP French Language and Culture 3.0 FREN 103 Pass / No Credit
AP French Language and Culture 4.0 FREN 103, 211 Pass / No Credit
AP German Language and Culture 3.0 GERM 103 Pass / No Credit
AP German Language and Culture 4.0 GERM 103, 201 Pass / No Credit
AP Human Geography 4.0 GEOG XXX Pass / No Credit
AP Latin 4.0 LAT 103 Pass / No Credit
AP Macroeconomics 4.0 ECON 120 Pass / No Credit
AP Microeconomics 4.0 ECON 110 Pass / No Credit
AP Music Theory 4.0 MUS 145 Pass / No Credit
AP Physics B 3.0 PHYS 110, 130 Pass / No Credit
AP Psychology 4.0 PSYC 100 Pass / No Credit
AP Spanish Language and Culture 3.0 SPAN 103 Pass / No Credit
AP Spanish Language and Culture 4.0 SPAN 103, 201 Pass / No Credit
AP Statistics 4.0 STAT 200 Pass / No Credit
AP United States Government and Politics 4.0 PS 101 Pass / No Credit
AP United States History 4.0 HIST 160, 161 Pass / No Credit
AP World History 4.0 HIST XXX Pass / No Credit

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Selectivity Score: 55/100
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Selectivity

Acceptance Rate: 75.0% accepted of 2,660 applications

90% of students graduated in the top half of their class.
66% of students graduated in the top quarter of their class.
30% of students graduated in the top tenth of their class.

25th - 75th Percentile
ACTComposite26 - 31
 
SATMath580 - 690
Reading570 - 720
Writing570 - 660

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Rigor Of Secondary School Record, Academic GPA, Application Essay

Important: Class Rank, Character Personal Qualities, Interview, Recommendations

Also Considered: Volunteer Work, Extracurricular Activities, First Generation College Student, Geographical Residence, Level Of Applicants Interest, Racial Ethnic Status, Standardized Test Scores, Talent Ability, Alumni Relation

High School Curriculum (years of study):
Required Recommended
History 0 2
English 0 4
Math 0 4
Science 0 4
Science Lab 0 2
Social Studies 0 2
Foreign Language 0 3
Academic Electives 0 1

Other Application Information: Highest Section Scores Across Test Dates SAT or ACT SAT ACT

Deadlines

December

1

Early Action
February

1

Regular Decision

Admissions Websites

Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $24,274 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $15,725
$30K-$48K $17,488
$48K-$75K $19,232
$75K-$110K $22,940
$110K+ $26,029

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $38,286, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $38,286 Same as On-Campus
Fees $666 Same as On-Campus
Housing $8,400 $8,400
Books $900 $900
Total (before financial aid) $48,252 $48,252

Students Receiving Aid

98% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 59% $6,537
Federal Scholarships/Grants 27% $4,637
Institutional Grants 94% $20,690
Other Federal Grants 27% $568
Other Loans 4% $9,757
Pell Grants 27% $4,074
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 18% $4,585
Student Loans 59% $7,218

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://www.knox.edu/admission-and-financial-aid.html.

Estimate the net price for you at http://www.knox.edu/netpricecalculator.

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

71% of students graduated on time.

79% of students graduated in six years.

88% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

Salaries

The typical (median) early career salary of Knox College graduates is $35,000, according to Payscale.

Athletics

Athletics

Knox College participates in the NCAA Division III for college athletics.

Athletic Score: 62/100
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Athletics
Sport Contact
Football Damon Tomeo (Get recruited )
Soccer Matt Edwards (Get recruited )
Golf KC Harding (Get recruited )
Baseball Jami Isaacson (Get recruited )
Basketball Kevin Walden (Get recruited )
Swimming Jonathan Powers (Get recruited )
Wrestling Matt Lowers (Get recruited )
Tennis Miriam Skrade (Get recruited )
Track and Field and Cross Country Randy Overby (Get recruited )
Sport Coach
Golf KC Harding (Get recruited )
Volleyball Shayla Chalker (Get recruited )
Softball Ashley Sims (Get recruited )
Soccer Paul Lawrence (Get recruited )
Swimming Jonathan Powers (Get recruited )
Basketball Emily Cline (Get recruited )
Tennis Miriam Skrade (Get recruited )

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Rankings

Forbes

#149 America's Top Colleges

PayScale

#400 Starting Median Salary Rankings

Social Mobility Index

#406 Social Mobility Index

The Princeton Review

#11 Colleges: Best College Radio Station
#18 Colleges: Best College Theater
#18 Colleges: Lots of Race/Class Interaction
N/A Best Colleges (Midwestern)

U.S. News & World Report

#81 National Liberal Arts
#100 National Liberal Arts Colleges High School Counselor Rankings

Washington Monthly

#5 Liberal Arts Colleges - Federal Work-Study Funds Spent on Service Rank
#6 Liberal Arts Colleges - Peace Corps Rank
#9 Community Colleges - Overall Rank
#13 Liberal Arts Colleges - Overall Rank
#26 Liberal Arts Colleges - Community Service Participation Rank
#45 Liberal Arts Colleges - Bachelor's to PhD Rank
#66 Liberal Arts Colleges - Graduation Rate Rank
#75 Affordable Elite Colleges - Overall Rank
#86 Liberal Arts Colleges - Service Staff, Courses, and Financial Aid Rank
#138 Liberal Arts Colleges - Research Expenditures Rank
#139 Liberal Arts Colleges - ROTC Rank
#163 Best Bang for Buck Colleges - Overall Rank
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