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Knox College Admissions

If you are considering submitting an applicationto Knox College, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is January 15 and Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.

Students who apply for Fall should hear back from Knox College by March 15.

Considering Applying Early to Knox College?

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

Mark your calendar! The Early Action deadline is November 1, which is coming up fast! Knox College will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 15.

The early decision acceptance rate at Knox College is 57%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 71%. Knox College accepts about 84% of early action applicants* and 71% all applicants for all deadlines.. Last year,, Knox College admitted 21 of the 37 students who applied early decison. In 2021, Knox College admitted 1,225 of the 1,461 who applied early action.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How To Get Into Knox College

Knox College is avery difficult school to get into. 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 all applicants., around 2,205 of the 3,111 students who applied.

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.

Transfer student admissions is very difficult. In 2021, Knox College waitlisted 23 students. Of those, 3 eventually received an admissions offer.

What Does Knox College Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Knox College

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Class Rank Important
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Important
First Generation Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Recommendation(s) Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Knox College Application Requirements

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

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Interview
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Knox College?

Out of all students that were admitted, 45% submitted a class rank. At Knox College 24% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 62% were in the top 25% and 94% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Knox College, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 45%
3.75 and 3.99 22%
3.50 and 3.74 18%
3.25 and 3.49 22%
3.00 and 3.24 11%
2.50 and 2.9 16%
2.00 and 2.49 3%
Knox College does look at 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 2021, 52% of Knox College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 41% 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 strive to earn between 1100 and 1300 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Knox College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1300 and 25% of scored lower than 1100, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Knox College students scored 660 or higher and 75% of students scored 540 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Knox College students scored 660 or higher, and 75% scored a 540 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 23 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 23 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Knox College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 23.

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

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 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) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Knox College?

No, Knox College is test optional, so you can decide whether to send your standardized test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you should strongly consider submitting them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application..

What is Knox College's acceptance rate?

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What is the early decision acceptance rate at Knox College?

Knox College's early decision acceptance rate was 57% in 2021.

What is the early action acceptance rate at Knox College?

The early action acceptance rate at Knox College was 84% in 2021.

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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

23 - 31

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

31 and Above

Good

23 to 31

Avg

23 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Knox College is 27. Students with an ACT score of 31 and above have a good chance of getting into Knox College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 23 and 31 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 23 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Knox College SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1100 - 1300

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Math SAT Range

540 - 660

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Reading SAT Range

540 - 660

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Knox College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,154

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

71%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$51,576

Out-of-State

$51,576

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jan 15
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