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Chances of getting into Knox College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
68.3%
Admission Difficulty for Knox College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionLow
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How hard is it to get into Knox College and can I get accepted? The school has a 68% acceptance rate ranking it #40 in Illinois for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,321 out of 3,397 applicants were admitted making Knox College a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 35 percent. Only 14% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Knox College. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. .

Knox College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1090-1350
Applicants Submitting SAT
-
SAT Scores for Knox College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 550
SAT Math 25th 540
SAT Composite 25th 1090
SAT Scores for Knox College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 670
SAT Math 75th 680
SAT Composite 75th 1350
Average SAT Score 1220

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Knox College?

Knox College typically prefers applicants to be in the top 43 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1090 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 960. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1220 out of 1600. The school ranks #9 in Illinois for highest average SAT composite score. 0 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Knox College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1350 and Above Good >78%
1220 to 1350 Avg + 68%-78%
1090 to 1220 Avg - 56%-68%
960 to 1090 Reach 42%-56%
Less than 960 Low <42%
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Knox College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
24-31 
Applicants Submitting ACT
-
ACT Scores for Knox College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 24
ACT Math 25th 21
ACT Composite 25th 24
ACT Scores for Knox College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 34
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 31
Average ACT Score 27

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Knox College?

Admission data indicates that Knox College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 24 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 27 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 28 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 31 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #6 in Illinois for highest average ACT composite score. 0 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Knox College.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Knox College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
31 and Above Good >80%
27 to 31 Avg + 68%-80%
24 to 27 Avg - 57%-68%
21 to 24 Reach 46%-57%
Less than 21 Low <46%
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Knox College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Knox College has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.

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High School Class Rank

59% of Knox College freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Knox College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 26%
Top 25% of class 59%
Top 50% of class 91%
Bottom 50% of class 9%
Bottom 25% of class 0%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Knox College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,840 1,557 3,397
Accepted 1,350 971 2,321
Acceptance Rate 73% 62% 68%
Enrolled 195 123 318
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 14% 13% 14%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jan 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
96

Applicants have 96 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jan 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Knox College is $50.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Knox College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Knox College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Considered but not required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Knox College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

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

FAQs

What is my chance of getting into Knox College?

68% of those who apply are granted admission to Knox College. Admission competition is low and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Knox College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1090 and 1350. 0% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Knox College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 24 and 31. 0% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.