Knox college is a private college located in Galesburg, Illinois, US. It was established in 1837. The college has been accredited by the higher learning commission. It is home to more than 1200 students from 49 different countries.
Knox College offers various programs in various disciplines. Students can choose any specialization of their choice from a pool of 42 majors and 51 minors. Some of the popular majors include history, business and management, nursing, computer science, philosophy, psychology, medicine, law, architecture, mathematics, and many others.
The university has an acceptance rate of 72% and a graduation rate of 77%.
Knox has been ranked among the top 50 nation's liberal arts colleges by the US news.
Knox has been ranked 68th among the top 233 national liberal arts college by the US news.
The college is ranked among the top 50 colleges for 'best value schools' by the US news.
Knox College has been ranked 45 in top performers on social mobility by the US news.
Knox College has also been ranked 60 in the best undergraduate teaching by the US news.
The college offers a bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degree in various disciplines. There is a total of 42 majors and 51 minors to choose from. Some of the popular majors include history, architecture, medicine, nursing, business and management, computer science, music, philosophy, psychology, biology, and many others.
Some of the popular minors include health studies, Japanese, journalism, archaeology, astronomy, Chinese, design, statistics, dance studies, arts administration and many more.
More than 95% of students choose to stay on campus. Three different housing facilities are available, residence halls, apartments, and houses. There is a total of 9 residence halls namely, Conger neal halls, Elder Campbell halls, Griffith Longden drew Simonds halls, Hamblin Hall, Post hall, Raub sullen hall, Seymour Hall, Sherwin Neifert furrow hall, Williston hall.
Students can choose single or double occupancy rooms as per their requirements. Apartments are only made available to the upper-class through a lottery system.
Houses accommodate a dozen or so of students. There is a total of 25 houses available for students.
Knox College was established in 1837. The college is spread across 82 acres of land in Galesburg, Illinois, US. The campus includes 45 residential and academic buildings. The college holds a student body of more than 1200 students. Among these, more than 95% of students reside on campus. With a total of 120 faculty members, the student-teacher ratio accounts to be 11:1.
The college supports more than 100 students clubs and organizations which are responsible for conducting various student development programs.
International students at the university constitute 19% of the total student population at the university. For seeking admissions at Knox College, students can follow the below-mentioned admission details:
How to Apply: A common application, coalition application or the Knox college application.
Application fee: No application fee charged
Acceptance Rate: For the year 2011, more than 3200 students applied, 1600 were admitted out of which 460 chose to enroll.
English Proficiency Requirements:
English proficiency requirements: 80 on internet-based TOEFL, 6.5 band score in IELTS, 105 in Duolingo English test, 1200 in Global test of English communication. (Any one of the mentioned test scores)
|Tuition cost||USD 49,185|
International students can avail financial aids in the form of various scholarships. Students are required to fill the form for financial aid at the time of application for admission.
Scholarships can be availed on an academic basis or on the basis of any other talent which one possesses like an artist, musician, composer, poet, award winner, entrepreneur, etc.
Such scholarships for international students to study in the US are provided after proper auditions and portfolio submissions. Scholarships are renewable as long as the required academic criteria are fulfilled. The scholarship is limited to tuition fees only. Any expense crossing that limit will not be covered under any scholarship.
Some of the scholarship awards are:
|3.9 GPA, 31 ACT/SAT 1430||24000 – 34000 USD|
|3.7 GPA, 29 ACT/SAT 1360||22000 – 32000 USD|
|3.5 GPA, 26 ACT/SAT 1260||20000 – 30000 USD|
|3.3 GPA, 24 ACT/SAT 1180||15000 – 25000 USD|
|3.0 GPA, 23 ACT/SAT 1140||Up to 20000 USD|
Some of the notable alumni of Knox college are:
Knox College has a separate alumni association which keeps them all connected together. The college presents a number of awards to notable alumni every year. Some of such awards are Alumni trustee award, Alumni achievement award, Young alumni achievement award, Knox service award, Scroll of honor.
Separate clubs have been maintained for alumni who are responsible for conducting alumni events.
Knox college conducts various career fairs for the development of its students. The college provides the students with internships across the streets, across the country, around the world. This provides them with enough exposure to face the coming hardships in their lives.
|Institution Type||Private (Not for Profit)|
|Average Cost of Attendance||$47,385 / Year|
|Student : Faculty Ratio||1 : 1|
|Knox College Enrollment||1376|
|Average Graduation Rate||76.6%|
The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees
|Undergraduate Programs||$47,385 / Year|
|On Campus Accomodation|
|Books & Supplies||$900 / Year|
|On campus, Room & Board||$9,696 / Year|
|On Campus, Other Expenses||$1,000 / Year|
|Off Campus Accomodation|
|Off campus (not with family), Room & Board||$9,696 / Year|
|Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses||$1,000 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Room & Board||$2,250 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Other Expenses||$2,250 / Year|
|North Central Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Total Faculty||Full Time||Part time||Graduate Assistants|
based on 1 student ratings
I chose Knox for its population size. We have less than 3000 people on campus, including faculty and staff. And being introverted, I really think that is important. I also was very taken with their study abroad programs.
I think it is very challenging because it is a trimester system. Which makes the courses feel more intense than they actually are. It would be better if it were spaced out over the course of a semester.
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