#9 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

Knox College

Galesburg, Illinois

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Student Population
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Location Galesburg, Illinois
Online knox.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Distant Town
Knox College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad
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Located in Galesburg, Illinois, Knox College is a small four year private college offering undergraduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 3,397 prospective students applied, and 2,321 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 318 enrolled in the school.  1,310 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 23 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $47,385 plus fees of $783. Knox College is ranked 289 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Knox College is rated within the top 36% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
Very High
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SAT 1090/1350
ACT 24/31
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Jan 1, 2022
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $50

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Knox College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$900
Other Fees$783
Room and Board $10,068
Budget for Other Expenses$1,000
Total One Year Cost$60,136

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$43,100 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
78% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Knox College students
Subject Percent of Class
Social Sciences 22%
English and Literature 13%
Education 12%
Foreign Languages 11%
Biology 10%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=146427 IPEDS survey data for Knox College.

Current students may use the Knox College GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.