From the School

We’re Knox College, a residential liberal arts college in the heart of the country that brings together an unusually diverse group of people to do uncommonly effective work.

We believe that beauty and sweat go together, that hard work is a beautiful thing, that every experience is an education, that every new venture, every fantastic idea, every great journey, is human-powered. We also believe 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 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.

A Knox education is not something you sit and watch—it's something you do. Our students test their knowledge by applying theory to practice both in and out of the classroom. That can take the form of advanced research and creative work, internships, off-campus (sometimes way off-campus) programs, community service, or some combination of your own devising. We help make these experiences possible with a $2,000 Power of Experience Grant available to all incoming students during their junior and senior years.

These experiences, combined with opportunities to live and learn with students from different backgrounds, empower students to find success after Knox. Our students become engaged, innovative, and productive global citizens, ready to lead lives of purpose. They run Fortune 500 companies and grassroots nonprofits, they conduct major research at sites around the world, they found startups and music festivals, they see a human need and they meet it.

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 that historic mission and the tradition of active liberal arts learning. We provide an environment where students and dedicated 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.

Overall

From The School


Knox seeks students who are active, engaged learners. We value students who demonstrate their appreciation for a variety of educational experiences, both in and out of the classroom. Our admission counselors consider you as an individual when making our admission decisions.

You can apply to Knox online via the Common Application. Deadlines for first-year admission are November 1 for Early Decision and Early Action I, December 1 for Early Action II, and January 15 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: knox.edu


Overview

Applicants
3,514
Acceptance Rate
65%

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
650 - 500
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
670 - 530
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
620 - 527

Concordant SAT Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
680 - 570
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
700 - 560

ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
30 - 24

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Early Decision — November 1

Early Action — December 1


Other Admission Factors

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Academic GPA

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Academic Programs


We believe that every experience is a kind of education. Everything you learn gains value when you apply it. That’s why every Knox student will participate in some form of experiential learning before they graduate. All students receive a $2,000 Power of Experience Grant during their junior or senior year to support a qualifying experiential learning opportunity, including research or creative work, an internship, community service, or study abroad.

Our immersive terms allow students to focus on one topic (entrepreneurship, studio art, Japanese language and history, clinical psychology) for an entire term. They all provide hands-on experience—internships, research, travel, creative work. Two examples: In Green Oaks Term, students live at our biological field station, take interdisciplinary coursework in science, anthropology, and the arts, conduct research, and build a community. In Repertory Theatre Term, students research, design, produce, and perform two full-length plays—the most comprehensive undergraduate theatre experience in the country.

Knox has a longstanding (and pioneering) commitment to supporting advanced student research—intensive, long-term projects that go beyond coursework. The vast majority of our students (89%) produce research, independent studies, or creative work.

Half of our students study abroad, and our off-campus study programs—nearly 90 in total—are designed to work with the Knox experience. You take what you’ve studied at Knox out into the world; you gather new information, new ideas, new experiences; and you come back with a new way of seeing yourself, your education, and your future.

Our career center helps students find meaningful professional experience by making the most of their education, resources, and connections to secure internships and postgraduate opportunities across the country and around the world.

Majors and Degrees Offered


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

With five new minors—arts management, astronomy, design, health studies, and statistics—we offer more than 60 courses of study. Many students double major; you can also design your own major. Choosing a major, and thinking broadly about the work you’ll do in college and beyond, is in many ways a collaborative process, involving intensive conversations with peers, professors, counselors, and advisors (who are, in fact, professors).


Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
11:1
Total Faculty
135
with Terminal Degree
117

78
Men
57
Women
21
Minority
5
International

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
69%
Graduate in 5 years
75%
Graduate in 6 years
77%

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

  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Science 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

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

  • Visual and Performing Arts

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


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."

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

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


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

John Podesta
Founder, Center for American Progress;Chairman, Hillary Clinton for America

Susan Deller Ross
Internationally Renowned Women's Rights Advocate

David Schulz
One of Nation's Leading First Amendment Lawyers

Matt Berg
Co-Founder and CEO, Ona, a social enterprise and technology company

Margery Kraus
Founder, Executive Chairman, APCO Worldwide, global public affairs firm

Vir Das
Leading Indian Comedian and Bollywood Actor, Producer, Writer

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
69%
Graduate in 5 years
75%
Graduate in 6 years
77%

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

Information from PayScale:

Starting Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)
$38,900

Mid-Career Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)
$81,800

Starting Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)
$40,900

Mid-Career Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)
$81,500

Percent High Job Meaning
38%

Percent STEM
19%


Students Say

The Bastian Family Career Center offers students a gateway to internships, career fairs, and experiential learning opportunities. The school lists nearly 200 different organizations that offered internships to Knox students during the 2015-16 academic year. Knox also offers financial assistance to a limited number of students pursuing internships with nonprofits and environmental organizations. In addition to on-campus recruiting, Knox students are connected to exclusive job opportunities via the Illinois Small College Placement Association, through which students and alumni can post their resumes, browse jobs and internships, and get exclusive access to job fairs and interviews. A strong alumni and parent network helps to connect students with job opportunities, and student point to "alumni loyalty and willingness to help current students with internships" among the school's greatest strengths. Faculty help students plan for the future as well: "They are also incredible about doing everything in their power to help the students realize their academic and professional goals." Graduates have an average early career salary of $43,000 and a mid-career salary of $75,500. According to PayScale.com, 44 percent of alumni say their job makes the world a better place.

Overview

From The School


Tuition, Room, Board and Fees


Expenses per academic year:

Tuition: $44,191
Room: $4,854
Board: $4,842
Fees: $767
Total: $54,654

Average cost for books and supplies: $900

Financial Aid


Knox was founded on the idea that college should be accessible to people regardless of their financial means. We offer more than $40 million in financial aid every year. We’re proud to offer a range of scholarships that recognize students’ achievements in academics, arts, service and leadership.

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


Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Dec 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
School

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$33,547

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$31,006

Average Need-Based Loan
$5,250

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
64%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$30,638

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$33,547

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$44,191
Required Fees
$767
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$900

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$4,812
Transportation for Commuters

On-Campus Room and Board
$9,666
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal and Institutional

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

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


Clubs and Organizations: The one quality that binds our 100+ student clubs and organizations is that they are all student-driven. Students create and run organizations in response to interests and needs. Some clubs focus on academic disciplines such as chemistry or physics. Others, such as Common Ground, Model United Nations, and Allied Blacks for Liberty and Equality focus on identity, culture, and politics. And, our successful club-level Ultimate Frisbee team and our music, dance, and performance ensembles provide an athletic and creative energy that characterizes Knox.

Intramural Clubs: More than half of our students participate in some kind of organized athletic activity, from club sports (water polo, fencing, women’s lacrosse); to intramurals (basketball, indoor soccer, softball, volleyball); to fitness classes organized and taught by students (a few recent examples: Balinese dancing, yoga).

Student Governance: Our student government actually governs. The Student Senate helps determine how funds from student activity fees are spent, makes student appointments to faculty committees, and serves as a forum for the debate of important issues on campus. Our students shape the future of Knox; their work is a lasting legacy.

Civic Engagement: We pride ourselves on being deeply engaged in the life of a strong, sustainable community—whether that community is local or global. Our students contribute tens of thousands of hours of service every year through established partnerships, special programs, and our KnoxCorps program. Knox was the first college or university in the country to offer an official Peace Corps Preparatory Program; we rank among the top producers of Peace Corps volunteers.


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,357
Foreign Countries Represented
43

Demographics

6.45%
Asian
7.95%
African-American
14.69%
Hispanic
49.03%
Caucasian
3.15%
Unknown
13.94%
International

59% female
41% male
44% are out of state
98% are full time
2% are part time

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."

Overview

From The School


Location


Knox is located in Galesburg, Illinois (pop. 33,000), full of enterprising, big-hearted people. Galesburg was founded alongside Knox, surrounded by prairie and farmland. We are at the heart of a national rail network; there’s an Amtrak station a few blocks from campus; Chicago (home to many Knox alumni) is three hours away. And two regional airports are less than an hour away.

The Knox campus consists of 90 acres located in the heart of Galesburg. While our campus is home to academic and administrative buildings, both historic and modern, residence halls, and athletic facilities, it also features wide-open spaces that provide beautiful prairie vistas and provides plenty of room for our Ultimate Frisbee team to practice alongside students studying on the lawn. Our own 700-acre Green Oaks Biological Field Station—one of the country’s oldest prairie restoration sites—is 20 miles from campus.

And one last slightly esoteric note about this exact place: The land around us is fairly flat. No one lives high on a mountaintop or deep in a valley. There’s something deeply democratic about this. We all have power. We all have a voice. We all stand on equal ground.

Campus Facilities & Equipment


Libraries: Knox College maintains two libraries: Seymour Library and the Science-Mathematics Library, housing more than 350,000 volumes, as well as Special Collections & Archives, which contains primary source materials used by students, faculty, and researchers from around the world.

Arts: The Ford Center for the Fine Arts houses theatre, dance, and music and features the 600-seat Harbach theatre (with a 360-degree rotating stage), the 325-seat Kresge Recital Hall, the Studio Theatre, as well as dance and music studios. Our newly constructed Whitcomb Art Center provides a state-of-the-art facility for students to study, create, and share their art.

Science: Knox continues to expand an equipment roster that includes electron microscopes, NMR, ESR, GC-MS, other spectrometers and chromatographs, X-ray, laser labs, 3-D printers, experimental psychology labs, four computer labs, a rooftop observatory, and a greenhouse. Green Oaks Biological Field Station, about 20 miles east of Knox, encompasses 700 acres of tallgrass prairie, old-growth oaks, second-growth oak-hickory forest, lakes, and streams.

Athletics: 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 is a pro-level baseball diamond, with special soil composition. Knox also maintains a main gym and basketball court, a six-lane outdoor track, softball and soccer fields, tennis courts, and natatorium. Golf is played at a nearby private 18-hole course.

Off-Campus Opportunities


A few of the many reasons to like Galesburg:

It knows what it is: It is not Chicago; it is not a tiny farm town. It is a small city (pop. 33,000) that was founded alongside a great liberal arts college, surrounded by prairie and farmland, with 23 city parks, a public beach, and wooded biking/walking trails.

It runs on collective ingenuity: If you have a great idea, it’s easy to bring people together to bring it to life. Example: A Knox alumnus wanted to turn Seminary Street into a classic independent shopping district. Now it’s home to locally owned cafes, restaurants, a natural foods store, and an antique mall.

People make art here: At the Prairie Players Civic Theatre or in the Knox-Rootabaga Jazz Festival. Plus: The Galesburg Civic Art Center hosts exhibits by local artists. The Knox-Galesburg Symphony Orchestra—featuring many Knox students—performs at the historic Orpheum Theatre.

You can make a difference here: Our students contribute thousands of hours of service in Galesburg every year, through long-standing programs like the Knox Prairie Community Kitchen, our Days of Service, and the groundbreaking KnoxCorps program, which places current students and recent graduates in long-term positions with local organizations.


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
90%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
99%

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Frat Sorority
Theme Housing

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."

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
13

Number of Social Sororities
4
Number of Religious Organizations
4

35% join a fraternity
19% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

23% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Prairie Fire)
11 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Football
Golf
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
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

Sustainability

90/99
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
3%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
Yes

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
Yes

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
Yes

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
Yes

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of March, 2017.

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
Amy Welty
Welcome Center 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
Whitcomb Art Center

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Fat Fish (blues venue)
Bean Hive (coffee shop)
Innkeeper's Coffee
Q's Cafe
Seminary Street (shops and restaurants)

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Mon-Fri, Sat mornings during acad year
9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
800-678-KNOX

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

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m. and 12:45 p.m.

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, try 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 and Suites (East Main St. at I-74, 309-343-7100).


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