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Knox College

Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1837
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Trimester
Undergraduate student body: 1,351
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $66,218,594
Admissions Address

2 E. South Street
Galesburg, IL 61401



Admissions E-mail



Selectivity: More Selective
Send application by: February 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Paul Steenis
Admissions office telephone: (800) 678-5669
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: February 1
Decision sent by: March 31
Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered  
Early action
Send application by: December 1
Decision sent by: December 31
Application fee: $40
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
Tuition deposit: $200 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: None (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English N/A 4
Mathematics N/A 4
Science N/A 3
Lab N/A 2
Foreign language N/A 3
Social studies N/A 2
History N/A 2
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units 15 18

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.

Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Neither SAT nor ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: February 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Considered
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 74%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: 89%
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 63%
Total applicants: 2,085
Total acceptances: 1,535
Total freshman enrollment: 407
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 53%
Male applicants: 894
Male acceptances: 598
Male freshman enrollment: 159
Female applicants: 1,191
Female acceptances: 937
Female freshman enrollment: 248
Out-of-state freshmen: 51%
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 94
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 29
Students enrolled from waiting list: 1


2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 34%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 68%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 94%
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 67%
Average high school GPA: N/A
First-year students submitting GPA: N/A
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 45%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 580 - 690
Math: 540 - 670
Combined: 1120 - 1360


Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 23.0% 18.0%
600-699 46.0% 34.0%
500-599 24.0% 39.0%
400-499 5.0% 9.0%
300-399 2.0% 0.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%


First-year students submitting ACT scores: 70%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 25 - 32
Math: 24 - 28
Composite: 25 - 30


Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 28.0% 41.0% 19.0%
24-29 60.0% 47.0% 62.0%
18-23 12.0% 11.0% 17.0%
12-17 0.0% 1.0% 2.0%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%


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