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Knox College - ACT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


Knox College

Knox College

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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.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,430 (all undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 43% Male / 57% Female
  • 97% Full-time

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Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $36,492
  • Books: $900 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $7,932
  • Other Expenses: $1,000
  • Total Cost: $46,324

Knox College Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 60%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $20,612
    • Loans: $7,504

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): 88%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 71%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 81%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Knox College Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.knox.edu/x1045.xml

"Knox College is a community of individuals from diverse backgrounds challenging each other to explore, understand and improve ourselves, our society and our world. 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 this 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. The mission is carried out through:

  • our curriculum: combining inquiry in traditional as well as newer disciplines with the integrative perspective of interdisciplinary work; building from basic skills of writing, reading, calculating and critical analysis to opportunities for sophisticated student research and creative expression.
  • the character of our learning environment: encouraging the critical exchange of ideas, challenging our students with high expectations and persistent demands for rigorous thinking within a supportive and egalitarian environment, characterized by an informality and openness that mirrors our Midwestern surroundings.
  • our residential campus culture: encouraging the personal, cultural and intellectual growth of our students in a reflective, tolerant and engaged campus community through supportive residential opportunities, numerous student organizations, a wide array of creative activities and cultural programming, and opportunities for intercollegiate and recreational sports.
  • our community: reaffirming and extending our ongoing commitment to a diverse community of students, faculty and staff with each new hiring and admission.
Our aims throughout are 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."

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