Knox College

#1253 / #373
Global Influence / U.S. Influence
Most Desirable School
College in Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois, USA

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About Knox College

According to Wikipedia, Knox College is a private liberal arts college in Galesburg, Illinois. It was founded in 1837 and offers more than 60 courses of study. History Knox College was founded as Knox Manual Labor College by Presbyterians and Congregationalists from New York state organized by George Washington Gale, who previously had founded the Oneida Institute. Gale in 1836 released a "Circular and Plan" for the founding of manual labor colleges which described a subscriber- and land purchase-based method of funding. His plan resulted in the founding of at least one school when in 1837 subscribers settled in what became Galesburg and began to build the college. Knox opened to students in 1843 and was one of the earliest colleges to admit Black people and women. Like Gale, many of the founders of Knox College and residents of Galesburg were abolitionists and actively supported the Underground Railroad.

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Knox College Admissions, Retention, and Graduation Information

Annual ApplicationsAcceptanceGraduation RateMedian SAT ScoreMedian ACT Score

How Much Does Knox College Cost To Attend?

Tuition (in-state)
Price by Family Income
IncomeAverage Net Cost
0 - 30K$15,657
30K - 48K$12,233
48K - 75K$17,200
75K - 110K$22,672

Source: National Center for Education Statistics

How Much Do Knox College Graduates Make?

If you graduate from Knox College , then you can expect to earn an average of $43,500 per year. You also have a 89% chance of being employed after 10 years.

Knox College 's Demographics

Demographic data is for full-time, on-campus students.

Student BodyUnder-Grads

Where is Knox College ?

Knox College is located at 2 E South St, Galesburg IL 61401

How Safe is Knox College ?

Galesburg has a violent crime rate of less than .01% and a property crime rate of less than .01%.

What Is Knox College Known For?

Knox College is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:

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Who Are Knox College 's Most Influential Alumni?

Knox College 's most influential alumni include professors and professionals in the fields of Communications, Psychology, and Literature. Here are some of Knox College 's most famous alumni:

Robert Hanssen
Robert Hanssen
A FBI agent who spied for Soviet and Russian intelligence services.
Thomas E. Kurtz
An American computer scientist and educator.
David A. Kolb
An American psychologist and philosopher.
S. S. McClure
S. S. McClure
An American publisher: founded McClure's magazine.
Edgar Lee Masters
Edgar Lee Masters
An American writer.
Ralph Waldo Trine
Ralph Waldo Trine
An American author .
Charles Eastman
Charles Eastman
A Native American physician and scouting pioneer.
Dorothea Tanning
Dorothea Tanning
An American painter.
Robert F. Spetzler
Robert F. Spetzler
An American neurosurgeon.
John Huston Finley
John Huston Finley
An American academic and NY Times editor-in-chief.
Elizabeth Eckford
Elizabeth Eckford
A Part of the Little Rock Nine.
Eugene Field
Eugene Field
An American writer .

Who Are Knox College 's Most Influential Faculty?

Knox College 's most influential faculty include professors in the fields of Communications, Psychology, and Literature. Here are some of Knox College 's most famous alumni:

Francis T. McAndrew
Francis T. McAndrew
An American social psychologist.
Sally Elizabeth Carlson
An American mathematician .
Gabriel Jackson
Gabriel Jackson
An American Hispanist.
Catherine Hurt Middlecamp
A Chemist, educator, editor-in-chief of a 2007 national curriculum reform project of the American Chemical Society.
Mary Eschelbach Hansen
A Researcher.
E. Inman Fox
A Spanish Tenure and writer .
Ole J Forsberg
A Researcher.

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