Consult with Knox College's admissions department for more information on applying.
Students who apply to Knox College for fall semester should hear back from Knox College by March 15.
Here's 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%|
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|
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.
🗓️ Early Decision I applications are due by November 1 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%. Last year, Knox College admitted 26 of the 37 students who applied early decision.
Some students apply early because they hope it will boost 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 being admitted, since it shows that you are very interested in a school.
➡️ Discover a list of some competetive colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
Transfer student admissions is very difficult.
Knox College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important in the admissions process. 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're strong.
Curious about the factors that are considered by Knox College during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
Make sure to check with Knox College for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Knox College, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with Knox College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|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||√|
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%.
At Knox College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|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.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights 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.
Knox College looks 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 2022, 41% of Knox College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 20% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Knox College applicants, you should aim to earn 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.
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.
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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
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 you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you may want not want to include them in your application.
What is Knox College's acceptance rate?
✅ Knox College has an acceptance rate of 71%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Knox College?
✅ Knox College's early decision acceptance rate was 70% in 2021.
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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.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
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
31 and Above
24 to 31
24 and Less
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
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