Knox College

#1114 / #340
Global Influence / U.S. Influence
#388
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
3,10471%71%122027

How Much Does Knox College Cost To Attend?

Tuition (in-state)
$51,576
Price by Family Income
IncomeAverage 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 BodyUnder-Grads
1,2341,234

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:

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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.

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