From the School

We're not simply an education; we're an experience. And when you take that experience out into the so-called real world, you discover that it works for you.

Veritas, meaning "truth," is the motto of Knox College a top ranked, private liberal arts college in Galesburg, Illinois. Established in 1837 by social reformers from upstate New York, Knox has stayed true to its Mission of Access: that those truly wanting a liberal arts education should be free to achieve it regardless of race, gender, cultural background, or economic standing.

In this spirit, Abraham Lincoln chose Knox's Old Main as his platform to advocate for unity, equality, and freedom during the historic Lincoln-Douglas debates.

Today, Knox's egalitarian spirit lives on in our commitment to give every student a voice and an education that enables lifelong learning and the Freedom to Flourish. A student-established Honor Code guides academic and intellectual integrity.

Knox also celebrates one of the most culturally diverse campuses in the U.S. with 1,392 students from 48 states and 46 countries, including 21% U.S. students of color and 7% international students.

As independent thinkers, Knox students actively plan their own program of study. More than 80% complete hands-on work through research, independent study, internships, creative projects, and off-campus study. Knox devotes much of its resources toward developing and supporting experiential learning opportunities.

Knox follows a 3-3 calendar – 3 terms with 3 classes per term. Popular programs include: Biology, Business, Chemistry, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Economics, English, International Relations, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Physics, Political Science, Pre-Law, Pre-Med, and Psychology as well as internships and study abroad.

Classes are taught by distinguished scholar-teachers, 96% of whom have a Ph.D. or the highest degree in their field more than 60% have been published or publicly honored in the past 3 years. A 12:1 student-faculty ratio and small classes averaging 17 students allow for one-0on-one student-professor interaction.

Knox students embrace extracurricular activities for fun, athletics, and social causes the College has more than 100 clubs and organizations. Our radio station, WVKC, has been ranked as one of the top 10 nationwide. And our internationally acclaimed Catch is the country's oldest collegiate literary magazine.

Knox athletic programs include 21 NCAA Division III teams, and 11 club and intramural sports teams. The Prairie Fire is the official moniker of Knox's sports teams.

Named one of the Colleges That Change Lives by former New York Times education editor Loren Pope, Knox is consistently ranked as one of the best values among U.S. liberal arts colleges.

Overall

From The School

Visiting Knox is the best way to get to know us. Visits include a student-guided tour of campus and an opportunity to meet with your admission counselor, professors, and coaches, and to sit in on classes. We also offer open houses throughout the year for prospective students and their families.

Knox uses the Common Application. Deadlines for first-year admission are November 1 for Early Action I, December 1 for Early Action II, and February 1 for Regular Decision. We also accept transfer applications for Fall, Winter, and Spring terms.

For more information please visit admission online or contact us directly.

Office of Admission
Knox College
2 East South Street
Galesburg, Illinois 61401-4999
United States
Phone: 800-678-KNOX or 309-341-7100
Fax: 309-341-7070
E-mail: admission@knox.edu
Web: www.knox.edu

Overview

Applicants
3,221
Acceptance Rate
68%

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
580 - 690
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
540 - 670
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
560 - 670
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
23 - 30

Deadlines


Regular
February 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Application Essay

Selectivity Rating

Overall

From The School


Academic Programs

Experiential learning is a cornerstone of Knox's curriculum and the College offers many hands-on opportunities.

Research, Honors, & Independent Study: Knox provides more than $250,000 in grants and funding for graduate-style research, Honors research, and creative projects. Over 85% of Knox students complete independent study courses or projects, where they're encouraged to explore interests, generate ideas, and pursue a well-planned course of study under the guidance of a faculty member.

Immersion Experiences: Knox's unique and exciting immersion terms allow students to fully explore specific subjects in real world style. Clinical Psychology Term involves courses and fieldwork as a clinical psychology intern. During the interdisciplinary Green Oaks Term, students live at Green Oaks Biological Field Station, conducting scientific and historical research, and working on creative projects. Japan Term students fully explore Japanese language, history, and philosophy, followed by a two-week trip to Japan. Open Studio Term allows students to work independently as full-time artists and concludes in a Senior Show. Repertory Theatre Term teaches students how to run a repertory theatre and culminates in the staging of two major theatrical productions.

Off-Campus & Study Abroad: More than 30 off-campus study and study abroad programs are available in the U.S. and 20 different countries through the Center for Global Studies.

Public Service: Knox is the first college or university in the country to offer an official Peace Corps Program. Knox also provides opportunities for community, national, and international internships, and volunteer work.

Majors and Degrees Offered

The Knox bachelor's program provides a balanced curriculum in the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Knox's 3-3 academic calendar 3 terms (fall, winter, and spring), 3 courses per term allows students to fully explore course subject matter and fulfill research expectations.

Knox offers 38 majors, 49 minors, 10 cooperative degree programs, and 30-plus off-campus and study abroad programs in addition to grant-sponsored hands-on research and internship opportunities. Self-designed majors are also popular.

Knox graduates enjoy one of the highest acceptance rates to post-graduate and professional school programs. The College is in the top 4% of institutions producing successful Ph.D. candidates, and ranks 11th for post-graduate math and science degree candidates.

Students Say

Students say that Knox College enjoys a “great academic reputation” for its dedication to providing a “well-rounded liberal arts program” that “values independent initiative,” while “staying in tune with its roots as a progressive and accessible institution.” The college has a saying about students having “the freedom to flourish.” The institution gives everyone “the appropriate space to grow on their own.” “I knew that I would be allowed to be myself, choose the classes that I felt would have the most influence on my education and prepare me for the future.” Students are highly encouraged to take classes outside of their majors. Undergraduates are “commonly studying two vastly different subjects and allowing them to merge into one interdisciplinary interest.” Knox does have “one of the best creative writing programs in the country,” as well as the Peace Corps Preparatory Program— offered solely through Knox. The academic trimester system, comprised of three classes each term, provides students with “a semester’s worth of course work in a ten-week period.” Many in the student body believe that this arrangement “promotes better study habits and more attention focused on each class,” which are “tough and require a lot of time studying, reading, writing, and thinking.” “You don’t come to Knox if you want to shy away from class discussion,” and professors “concentrate on the student having good critical thinking skills.” Students are pleased to find that “you are academically challenged without fierce competition.” “I’ve never had an easy professor, but I’ve always had reasonable ones.” Projects and presentations are common; if tests are given, there is an honor code, and “they trust you not to cheat.” The faculty and administration are spoken of highly, and they “not only encourage the students to take charge and make change, but they listen and act on the student body’s opinions.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
11:1
Total Faculty
145
with Terminal Degree
119

80
Men
65
Women
22
Minority
4
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
73%
Graduate in 5 years
80%
Graduate in 6 years
80%

Majors

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Latin American Studies
  • Women's Studies

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Neuroscience

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General

  • Education

  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Social Studies Teacher Education

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • Creative Writing
  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • History

  • History, General

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Financial Mathematics
  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Studies

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Economics, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Music, General


Degrees

Bachelor's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


James Kilts
Founding Partner, Centerview Partners; Former President, Gillette

John Podesta
Counselor to President Barack Obama

Susan Deller Ross
Internationally Renowned Women's Rights Advocate

David Schulz
One of Nation's Leading First Amendment Lawyers

Matt Berg
Dir. of Information and Communications Tech., Millennium Villages Project

Ellen Browning Scripps
Journalist, Philanthropist

Vir Das
Leading Indian Comedian, Actor, Producer

Academic Rating

Career overview


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
73%
Graduate in 5 years
80%
Graduate in 6 years
80%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Overview

From The School


Tuition, Room, Board and Fees

Expenses per academic year:

Tuition: $39,765
Room: $4,368
Board: $4,356
Fees: $366
Total: $48,855

Average cost for books and supplies: $900

Financial Aid

Knox is committed to ensuring that cost is not a barrier to a high-caliber college education. The College offers a wide variety of merit-based scholarships and need-based financial aid to help cover expenses. Writer's, Visual and Performing Arts, Social Concerns, and Regional scholarships are also available.

For more information on scholarships or financial aid, visit www.knox.edu, or contact us at 800-678-KNOX.

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
School

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$31,014

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$27,884

Average Need-Based Loan
$5,168

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$29,085

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
68%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$31,014

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Financial Aid Rating

Overall

From The School

Student Clubs and Organizations: The more than 100 student-run organizations on campus provide an outlet for everything from academics, such as chemistry or physics, to the arts 13 music and dance ensembles to social and community concerns to national fraternities and sororities. Clubs such as Common Ground, Model United Nations, Alliance for Peaceful Action, Asian Student Association, and Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, focus on identity, culture, and politics. Knox is the national headquarters of the Association of Black Culture Centers (ABCC).

Prairie Fire Athletics: The Athletic Program at Knox has been building a winning tradition for more than a century. Knox is a member of the NCAA Division III and the Midwest Conference (MWC), one of the oldest conferences in the nation. Competition in the conference is intense and spirited, including the local rivalry between Knox and Monmouth College the sixth-oldest athletic rivalry in the country. As a Knox student-athlete, you'll train in some of the best athletic facilities, and your coaches will challenge you to grow and achieve at even higher levels than you might have expected.

Club and Intramural Sports: Intramural sports are organized in student-directed leagues. Regular offerings include volleyball, basketball, indoor soccer, dodgeball, and softball. Our competitive club sports include co-ed and women's water polo (the team placed 10th in national competition); men's and women's lacrosse; fencing; and co-ed, men's, and women's Ultimate Frisbee.

Student Governance: Getting involved is a key principle of a Knox liberal arts education. Knox prides itself on an active and self-governing student body students sit on all committees. The Honor Code, initiated by students in 1951, continues to anchor the sense of responsibility and self-direction that is central to intellectual life at Knox.

Students Say

Knox is praised throughout the campus for its “support for first-generation college students, which really reflects Knox’s history and values.” “You’ll meet a lot of people very fast, and by the end of your first term you’ll already be good friends with a pretty big portion of the student body.” Many undergrads portray themselves as “weird,” with variations on a common theme: “We call it the “Knox awkward.” “The smart but sort of socially awkward kids in high school,” what they describe as their social “Knoxwardness.” “Everyone at Knox is a little eccentric, but we embrace each other ’s differences.” “Students fit in by being themselves, no matter who they are.” As one student perceptively notes, there is a “highly diverse combination of creative, intellectual minds here. It’s as if every person here is some highly distinctive character from an artsy film.” Another puts it a bit more succinctly: “Thank you college admission gods.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,399
Out of State
43%

International
14%
Foreign Countries Represented
46

Demographics

6.37%
Asian
8.99%
African-American
14.46%
Hispanic
60.70%
Caucasian
4.33%
Unknown
14.30%
International

58% female
42% male
43% are out of state
98% are full time
2% are part time

Overview

From The School


Location

Under the open skies of west-central Illinois sits the 82-acre Knox campus. Built on prairieland, its broad lawns and big trees offer plenty of prime spots to study, play or simply relax and enjoy. Days are generally clear and sunny, with warm springs and colorful falls. Knox's nearby Green Oaks Biological Field Station offers an additional 700 acres of restored prairie, woods, and waterways to explore.

Campus buildings are a blend of histories, old and new. The stone hewn, wood-paneled Seymour Library is a favorite study spot. Old Main, with its working bell, well-worn marble steps, and grand Alumni Room (featuring Lincoln's chair) is Knox's oldest building. Students, faculty, and staff also "hang out" at Seymour Union in the Gizmo café, on the boardwalk patio, or in the new student lounge, with its game room and stage.

Life at Knox encompasses a deeply woven sense of community, where professors and students can freely meet and share ideas. Most faculty live nearby and nearly all seniors have been to their professor's home.

More than 95% of Knox students live on campus in a unique array of historic houses, apartments, suites and traditional residence halls. Fraternity houses and theme houses such as International House, Casa Latina, ABLE Center for Black Culture, Jazz House, and Eco House are fixtures.

Joining the Knox community means meeting everyone before your first day of class. That's when Knox holds its Pumphandle tradition. Students, faculty, and staff gather at Old Main to meet one another, eventually forming a meandering line on the lawn (and through buildings) as everyone shakes hands with everyone else.

Campus Facilities & Equipment

Knox College provides about $250,000 annually to support independent study, creative projects, and Honors projects, as well as student access to superior research resources and equipment.

Libraries: Knox College maintains three libraries: Seymour Library, the Science-Mathematics Library, and the Ford Center for Fine Arts music library. Seymour, the main library, houses more than 350,000 volumes, and the Special Collections and Archives – which contains primary source materials used by students, faculty, and researchers from around the world.

Arts: Ford Center for the Fine Arts – a comprehensive facility for the visual arts, theatre, dance, and music – features the 600-seat Harbach theatre with its rotating stage and the 325-seat Kresge Recital Hall. Other resources include the Studio Theatre, the 360-degree Art Gallery and Round Room, and numerous art and music studios.

Science: Major grants from the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute, help Knox continue to expand an equipment roster that includes electron microscopes, NMR, ESR, GC-MS, other spectrometers and chromatographs, X-ray, laser labs, experimental psychology labs, four computer labs, and a greenhouse.

Green Oaks Biological Field Station, near the Spoon River about 20 miles east of Knox, encompasses 700 acres of forest, aquatic habitat, and North America's second-oldest restored tall-grass prairie.

Athletics: The 50,000 sq. ft. Fleming Fieldhouse provides an indoor six-lane 200-meter track, and court space for numerous activities. Andrew Fitness Center offers separate cardio/weight machine, and free-weight floors. Knosher Bowl, a true bowl stadium, features artificial turf and one of the best playing surfaces in Division III football. Blodgett Field, a pro-level baseball diamond, features its own sprinkler system and special soil composition. Knox also maintains a main gym and basketball court, a 6-lane outdoor track, softball and soccer fields, tennis courts, a wrestling complex, and natatorium. Golf is played at a nearby private 18-hole course.

Off-Campus Opportunities

Galesburg was established by the founders of Knox in 1837, and shares the College's roots of diversity and freedom it was a key center for the Underground Railroad in Illinois. In town you'll find the same Midwest generosity that gives the Knox campus such an easy-going atmosphere.

The city's many historic charms include brick streets and an abundance of Victorian and Craftsman architecture. Within walking distance from campus, downtown Galesburg offers shops, restaurants, and many venues for live entertainment. Its historic Seminary Street district features quaint cafes and boutiques and the train station with daily Amtrak service to and from Chicago.

The arts and culture scene has always thrived in Galesburg, and includes the award-winning Knox-Galesburg Symphony, Prairie Players Civic Theatre, Discovery Depot Children's Museum, Civic Art Center, and restored Orpheum Theatre. The city's daily newspaper, The Register Mail, is near campus.

Knox students also work closely with the community in volunteer and internship capacities for schools, hospitals, and neighborhood agencies.

About 45 minutes in either direction are the urban centers of Peoria and Moline, with access to airports, shopping, museums, galleries and attractions on the Illinois and Mississippi rivers.

Student Organizations & Activities

Student Clubs and Organizations: The more than 100 student-run organizations on campus provide an outlet for everything from academics, such as chemistry or physics, to the arts 13 music and dance ensembles to social and community concerns to national fraternities and sororities. Clubs such as Common Ground, Model United Nations, Alliance for Peaceful Action, Asian Student Association, and Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, focus on identity, culture, and politics. Knox is the national headquarters of the Association of Black Culture Centers (ABCC).

Prairie Fire Athletics: The Athletic Program at Knox has been building a winning tradition for more than a century. Knox is a member of the NCAA Division III and the Midwest Conference (MWC), one of the oldest conferences in the nation. Competition in the conference is intense and spirited, including the local rivalry between Knox and Monmouth College the sixth-oldest athletic rivalry in the country. As a Knox student-athlete, you'll train in some of the best athletic facilities, and your coaches will challenge you to grow and achieve at even higher levels than you might have expected.

Club and Intramural Sports: Intramural sports are organized in student-directed leagues. Regular offerings include volleyball, basketball, indoor soccer, dodgeball, and softball. Our competitive club sports include co-ed and women's water polo (the team placed 10th in national competition); men's and women's lacrosse; fencing; and co-ed, men's, and women's Ultimate Frisbee.

Student Governance: Getting involved is a key principle of a Knox liberal arts education. Knox prides itself on an active and self-governing student body students sit on all committees. The Honor Code, initiated by students in 1951, continues to anchor the sense of responsibility and self-direction that is central to intellectual life at Knox.

Students Say

Popular manners of relaxation and recreation include intramural sports, campus organizations, and “artistic expression, be it poetry, visual art, performance art, music.” Students “go to parties, play games, dance, etc., just like any other college campus. The difference is, our fraternity parties are open to the entire campus and do not serve alcohol.” Parties here “are places where you generally know everyone there, you have a good time and no one steals your coat or purse.” Undergrads here are also very creative. “When we want to do something fun we typically organize it ourselves.” A much-anticipated event is “Flunk Day, a day every spring when classes are canceled and the entire campus goes out on the lawn and plays games, eats great food and enjoys free entertainment.” Union Board “brings films, entertainers, concerts, and other groups to campus, including Second City,” and the Gizmo is “one of the best places to socialize and eat some late night food.” Wandering off-campus a bit is also fun. Undergrads say “Galesburg is a charming town...you just have to look a little bit.” “McGillacuddy’s has amazing burgers, and Knox’s music department hosts Jazz Nights there on Thursdays.” Students enjoy the town’s intimate, relaxing atmosphere: “Good coffee shops, a really nice park with a lake, and many beautiful old historic buildings,” and “an annual Chocolate Festival.” A twenty-four-hour diner is nearby, and “students can also drive to Peoria or take the train to Chicago.”

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
80%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
95%

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Frat Sorority
International Student

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
103
Number of Honor Societies
8

Number of Social Sororities
4
Number of Religious Organizations
5

17% join a fraternity
17% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

26% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Prairie Fire)
12 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Football
Golf
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Wrestling
Women's Sports (Prairie Fire)
11 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups: www.knox.edu/student-life/organizations-and-clubs/common-ground

Minority Support Groups: www.knox.edu/student-life/organizations-and-clubs/able www.knox.edu/student-life/organizations-and-clubs/asian-student-association www.knox.edu/student-life/organizations-and-clubs/harambee-club www.knox.edu/student-life/organizations-and-clubs/lo-nuestro www.knox.edu/offices-and-services/student-development/trio www.knox.edu/offices-and-services/center-for-intercultural-life

Sustainability


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

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.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

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


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
11

Average Number of PC's per Lab
20

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
97%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Beth Jonsberg
Campus Visit Coordinator

Address
Office of Admission
2 East South Street
Galesburg, IL 61401-4999

Phone
800-678-KNOX

Email
admission@knox.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Taylor Lounge & Games Room
Gizmo (snack bar)
Andrew Fitness Center

Most Popular Places Off Campus
McGillacudy's (restaurant & pub)
Bean Hive (coffee shop)
Innkeeper's Coffee
Q's Cafe
Seminary Street (shops and restaurants)

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
varies

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
admission@knox.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Sun-Thus nights during academic year; HS seniors and transfer students only

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Greater Peoria Airport in Peoria and Quad Cities Airport in Moline are 40 minutes from campus. The Admission Office will send a representative to pick up visitors arriving at either airport; call 800-678-KNOX or 309-341-7100, at least 10 days in advance to make arrangements. Amtrak provides daily train service linking Galesburg to Chicago and to the West Coast. A college representative will pick you up at the station. Call the Admission Office at least one week in advance to make arrangements.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From the north, take I-74 East to Exit 46; take U.S. Rte. 34 W. to the Seminary St. exit. Turn left on Seminary St. and proceed to Main St. Turn right onto Main St. and proceed to Cherry St. Turn left on Cherry St. and cross South St. to the parking lot at the corner of Cherry and Berrien Streets. From the south, take I-74 West to Exit 48A (Main St.). Take Main St. to Cherry St. Turn left on Cherry St. and cross South St. to the parking lot at the corner of Cherry and Berrien Streets.

Local Accommodations
Galesburg offers a wide range of overnight accommodations, including some wonderful bed and breakfast options. The Seacord House (624 N. Cherry St., 309-342-4107) is known for its hospitality and moderate prices. For a more upscale experience in Victorian luxury, try the Fahnestock House (591 N. Prairie St., 309-344-0270) or The Great House (501 E. Losey St., 309-342-8683). More conventional travelers will find comfortable, affordable accommodations with pool, breakfast and other amenities at the Country Inn and Suites (907 W. Carl Sandburg Dr., 309-344-4444), Fairfield Inn (905 W. Carl Sandburg Drive, 309-344-1911), or Holiday Inn Express (East Main St. at I-74, 309-343-7100). The Best Western Prairie Inn (east Main Street at I-74, 309-343-7151) offers full-service amenities with fine dining, cocktail lounge, pool and recreational facilities.
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Key Stats

3,221
Applicants
1,399
Size
68%
Acceptance Rate

Rankings & Lists