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Colleges / Knox College

Knox College

Galesburg, IL 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate71%
Acceptance Rate71%

About Knox College

Knox College is a private, nonprofit college in the town of Galesburg, Illinois. Knox College was founded in 1837 and enrolls 1,156 undergrads and no graduate students.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Knox College

It is very difficult to get into Knox College. Knox College admitted 71% of all applicants in 2022. In 2022, 3,038 students applied to Knox College and 2,153 were admitted.

Knox College Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 71%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 70%
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 41%

Click below to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics, majors and more.


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Knox College is locatedin Galesburg, Illinois, near the city of Peoria and Quad Cities.

If you want 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.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Knox College and Galesburg are like without leaving home.

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

1180 - 1360


Math SAT Range

565 - 680


Reading SAT Range

595 - 705

Knox College Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Knox College is like? There are approximately 1,156 students enrolled at Knox College. 98% percent of students attend school full-time, 48% percent are from IL and 52% percent of students are from other states.


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Campus Setting

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