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Knox College

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

Knox College Admissions

Consult with Knox College's admissions department for any important information, including application fees.

Students who apply to Knox College for fall semester should anticipate a decision by March 15.

Knox College Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Knox College's admissions stats.

Knox College 2022 Admissions Statistics
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 25%
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 41%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 20%
Waitlist Yes

Knox College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Knox College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Yes November 1 December 15
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action Yes November 1 December 15
Regular Decision Yes January 1 March 15

Want to Apply Early to Knox College?


Knox College offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, which means you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.

Early Decision I applications are due by November 1 which is not far away! EDI applicants should receive a decision by December 15.

The Early Action deadline is November 1. Knox College will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 15.

The early decision acceptance rate at Knox College is 70%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 71%. In 2022, Knox College admitted 26 of the 37 students who applied early decision.

Some students apply early because they believe it will increase their chances of acceptance. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of acceptance, since it shows that you are interested in a school, because you are making it a priority.

➡️ Find a list of some competetive colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.


More on Knox College Admissions


Is Knox College Challenging To Get Into?

Getting into Knox College is very difficult. Knox College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.

In 2021, Knox College accepted 71% of students, approximately 2,153 from the 3,038 applicants.

Schools that are very difficult to get into, like Knox College, accept fewer than 60% of all applicants. At least 50% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT and over 26 on the ACT.

Transferring to Knox College

It is very difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Knox College

Knox College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Knox College Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Knox College

Wondering what factors are considered by Knox College during the admissions process? Listed below are factors commonly taken into consideration during admissions decisions.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Class Rank Important
Application Essay Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with Knox College for more information on admission factors.

Knox College 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Knox College, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Knox College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Interview
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing


What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Knox College?

Knox College has not provided an information about GPAs of accepted students. Any questions regarding applicant expectations should be addressed directly with the school.

Out of all students that were admitted, 41% submitted a class rank. At Knox College 25% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 58% were in the top 25% and 92% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Knox College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 7%
3.75 and 3.99 33%
3.50 and 3.74 26%
3.25 and 3.49 15%
3.00 and 3.24 13%
2.50 and 2.9 4%
2.00 and 2.49 2%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Knox College directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Knox College considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Knox College is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 41% of Knox College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 20% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Knox College?

To be competitive with other Knox College applicants, you should aim to score between 1180 and 1360 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Knox College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1360 and 25% of scored lower than 1180, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Knox College students scored 680 or higher and 75% of students scored 595 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Knox College students scored 705 or higher, and 75% scored a 595 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Knox College?

To be most competitive at Knox College, you should strive to earn between 24 and 31 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 31 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Knox College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 31, and three out of four students scored lower than 31 on the ACT.

A 24 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Knox College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 24.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to Knox College

For transfer students, it is very difficult to get admitted to Knox College.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is April 1. Applicants should hear back by May 1.

Transfer students can enroll in Knox College during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term


Knox College Admissions FAQs


Can I defer my acceptance to Knox College?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Knox College.

Does Knox College accept transfer credits?

✅ Knox College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

Does Knox College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Knox College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Knox College?

❌ No, Knox College is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is Knox College's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Knox College is 71%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Knox College?

✅ Knox College's early decision acceptance rate was 70% in 2021.

What is the early action acceptance rate at Knox College?

✅ Knox College offers early action but the school has not provided an acceptance rate.

Want To Learn More About Knox College?

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

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Knox College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Very Selective

71%

How hard is it to get into Knox College? Knox College is a very selective institution. The Knox College acceptance rate is 71%. This means that the institution accepts 70 out of every 100 applicants.

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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 ACT Scores

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ACT Range

24 - 31

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

31 and Above

Good

24 to 31

Avg

24 and Less

Low

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Knox College SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1180 - 1360

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Math SAT Range

565 - 680

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Reading SAT Range

595 - 705

Knox College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

Not available

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,156

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

71%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$53,259

Out-of-State

$53,259

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jan 15
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