Knox College

Knox College is a four-year, independent, national college of liberal arts and sciences in the heart of the country, Galesburg, Illinois. We offer more than 60 courses of study, including 38 majors and 53 minors in the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences. We also have nine pre-professional and cooperative programs, including business, engineering, and law. We believe that you learn the most from the people least like you. Knox is one of the 50 most diverse campuses in America, with a campus community of more than 1,400 students from nearly every state and 51 countries, including a wide array of races, ethnicities, ages, cultures, backgrounds, genders and gender identities, sexual orientations, and beliefs. Knox students become engaged, innovative, and productive global citizens, ready to lead lives of purpose and prepared to work in fields that don't even exist yet. But our future is also rooted in our past. The commitment to put learning to use to accomplish both personal and social goals dates back to the founding of the College in 1837. We take particular pride in the College's early commitment to increase access to all qualified students of varied backgrounds, races and conditions, regardless of financial means. Today, we continue to expand both that historic mission and the tradition of active liberal arts learning. We provide an environment where students and faculty work closely together and where teaching is characterized by inviting and expecting students to pursue fundamental questions in order to reach their own reflective but independent judgments. A Knox education isn't something you sit and watch--it's something you go out and do. Our students put their education into practice through the pursuit of research and creative work, including a senior Honors research program; participation in scores of study abroad and off-campus study programs or one of Knox's immersion terms; access to internships across the country and around the world; and opportunities to help the local community through service projects. At the end of their time at Knox, students can think independently, solve problems, communicate clearly, and live with purpose. These skills are why our alumni earn advanced degrees at prestigious institutions, lead presidential transition teams and Fortune 500 companies, argue cases in front of the U. S. Supreme Court, and contribute to the well-being of our local, national, and international communities.

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school_type year_founded religious_affiliation academic_calendar year_2016_endowment address telephone
Private, Coed 1837 N/A Trimester $123.7 million + 2 E. South Street, Galesburg, IL 61401 (309) 341-7000
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62 100.0 Illinois Galesburg 422