Knox College

#1114 / #340
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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 in 1837 by a group of Presbyterians and Congregationalists organized by George Washington Gale. Gale was Galesburg's and Knox's "founding father". He believed in the manual labor system of education, and had previously implemented it at America's first such college, the short-lived Oneida Institute, near Utica, New York.

Knox College Admissions, Retention, and Graduation Information

Annual Applications Acceptance Graduation Rate Median SAT Score Median ACT Score
3,104 71% 71% 1220 27

How Much Does Knox College Cost To Attend?

Tuition (in-state)
Price by Family Income
Income Average Net Cost
0 - 30K $16,828
30K - 48K $19,186
48K - 75K $19,653
75K - 110K $23,813
110K+ $31,104

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 Body Under-Grads
1,234 1,234

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:

Knox College 's Top Areas of Influence With Degrees Offered

Who Are Knox College 's Most Influential Alumni?

Knox College 's most influential alumni faculty 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.
John Podesta
John Podesta
A Former White House Chief of Staff.
Ellen Browning Scripps
Ellen Browning Scripps
An American journalist, philanthropist.
Edgar Lee Masters
Edgar Lee Masters
An American writer.
S. S. McClure
S. S. McClure
An American publisher: founded McClure's magazine.
Robert F. Spetzler
Robert F. Spetzler
An American neurosurgeon.
Ralph Waldo Trine
Ralph Waldo Trine
An American author .
Eugene Field
Eugene Field
An American writer .
Dorothea Tanning
Dorothea Tanning
An American painter.
Jack Finney
An American novelist and short story writer.