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Colleges / Knox College

Knox College

Galesburg, IL 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate73%

About Knox College

Knox College is a private, nonprofit college in the town of Galesburg, Illinois. Knox College was founded in 1837. The college enrolls around 1,060 students per year, including 1,060 undergrad students.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Knox College

It is very difficult to get into Knox College. The acceptance rate at Knox College is 73%. In 2022, 2,996 students applied to Knox College and 2,190 were admitted.

Knox College Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 73%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED offered but % not available
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 27%

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Knox College is located in Galesburg, Illinois, near Peoria and Quad Cities.

If you would like to see Knox College for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 74 to Galesburg, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Greater Peoria International, Quad Cities International.

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College Info

2 East South Street Galesburg, IL 61401

Campus Setting: Small Town

Knox College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Apr 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Knox College is Jan 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Knox College is Apr 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Knox College is a member of the Coalition for College.

More than an application, the Coalition provides free tools and resources to help students through the college admissions process, beginning as early as 9th grade.

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Knox College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1193 - 1380


Math SAT Range

583 - 698


Reading SAT Range

580 - 710

Knox College Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Knox College is like? There are approximately 1,060 students enrolled at Knox College. 99% percent of students attend school full-time, 53% percent are from IL and 47% percent of students are from other states.


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