Knox College is a four-year, independent, national college of liberal arts and sciences in the heart of the country, Galesburg, Illinois. We offer more than 60 courses of study, including 38 majors and 53 minors in the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences. We also have nine pre-professional and cooperative programs, including business, engineering, and law.
We’re not simply an education; we’re an experience. When you take that experience out into the so-called real world, you discover that it works for you, and for the people you're working and living with. A Knox education isn't something you sit and watch—it’s something you go out and do.
We believe that you learn the most from the people least like you. Knox is one of the 50 most diverse campuses in America, with a campus community of more than 1,400 students from nearly every state and 51 countries, including a wide array of races, ethnicities, ages, cultures, backgrounds, genders and gender identities, sexual orientations, and beliefs.
Knox students become engaged, innovative, and productive global citizens, ready to lead lives of purpose and prepared to work in fields that don’t even exist yet. But our future is also rooted in our past. The commitment to put learning to use to accomplish both personal and social goals dates back to the founding of the College in 1837. We take particular pride in the College’s early commitment to increase access to all qualified students of varied backgrounds, races and conditions, regardless of financial means.
Today, we continue to expand both that historic mission and the tradition of active liberal arts learning. We provide an environment where students and faculty work closely together and where teaching is characterized by inviting and expecting students to pursue fundamental questions in order to reach their own reflective but independent judgments. Our aim is to foster a lifelong love of learning and a sense of competence, confidence and proportion that will enable us to live with purpose and to contribute to the well-being of others.
The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.
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The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security