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Chances of getting into Knox College

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
71%
Admission Difficulty for Knox College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionLow
How hard is it to get into Knox College and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Knox College is 71%.  It ranks #32 in Illinois for lowest rate of acceptance. Knox College is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 2,199 out of 3,104 applicants were admitted.

The school has very high admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 41 percent (SAT 1080/1320 ACT 22/31). Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 12% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Knox College application fee is $0 and applications are due by Jan 1.

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
1080-1320
Applicants Submitting SAT
-
SAT Scores for Knox College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 540
SAT Math 25th 540
SAT Composite 25th 1080
SAT Scores for Knox College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 660
SAT Math 75th 660
SAT Composite 75th 1320
Average SAT Score 1200

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 45 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1080 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 1200 out of 1600. Knox College ranks #8 in Illinois and #250 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. 0 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Knox College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1320 and Above Good >81%
1200 to 1320 Avg + 71%-81%
1080 to 1200 Avg - 59%-71%
960 to 1080 Reach 46%-59%
Less than 960 Low <46%
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Knox College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
22-31 
Applicants Submitting ACT
-
ACT Scores for Knox College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 23
ACT Math 25th 21
ACT Composite 25th 22
ACT Scores for Knox College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 31
ACT Math 75th 29
ACT Composite 75th 31
Average ACT Score 26

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 22 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 37 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 31 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #8 in Illinois and #220 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score. 0 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Knox College.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 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 >82%
26 to 31 Avg + 71%-82%
22 to 26 Avg - 60%-71%
18 to 22 Reach 49%-60%
Less than 18 Low <49%
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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

62% 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 24%
Top 25% of class 62%
Top 50% of class 94%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Knox College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,655 1,449 3,104
Accepted 1,234 965 2,199
Acceptance Rate 75% 67% 71%
Enrolled 158 116 274
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 13% 12% 12%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Knox College is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

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

Knox College Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Considered but not required

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?

71% 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 1080 and 1320. 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 22 and 31. 0% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.