Knox College Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Knox College
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Knox College has test-optional admissions—students applying are not required to submit scores from the SAT or ACT. Knox is generally accessible, with an acceptance rate of 65%. Students can submit an application through the school, or with the Common Application. Additional required materials include a high school transcript and a teacher recommendation.

Admissions Data (2016):

Knox College Description:

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. Popular sports at Knox include soccer, swimming and diving, track and field, basketball, softball, and tennis.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,359 (all undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 41% Male / 59% Female
  • 98% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $43,285
  • Books: $900 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,330
  • Other Expenses: $1,000
  • Total Cost: $54,515

Knox College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 98%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 98%
    • Loans: 63%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $29,335
    • Loans: $7,022

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Creative Writing, Economics, Education, English, Environmental Studies, History, Political Science, Psychology.

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 87%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 69%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 77%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Soccer, Football, Track and Field, Basketball, Tennis, Swimming and Diving, Baseball, Golf, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Soccer, Track and Field, Volleyball, Basketball, Softball, Golf, Cross Country, Tennis, Swimming and Diving

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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