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Knox College Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 29 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

59% Women
41% Men


NCAA Division III (with football)

Midwest Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $36,115)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $28,221)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 65 54 - -
Baseball 31 - - -
Basketball 20 13 - -
Football 69 - - -
Golf 10 9 - -
Soccer 28 17 - -
Softball - 12 - -
Swimming and Diving 7 14 - -
Tennis 10 12 - -
Volleyball - 15 - -
Wrestling 23 - - -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 6.0%
Black/non-Hispanic 7.9%
Hispanic 13.6%
Non-resident alien 12.3%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 4.5%
Two or more races 2.9%
White/non-Hispanic 52.6%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 20 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Radio Station
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 0
Liquor Law Violation 10
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 4
Property Crime 6
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Steven from Chicago, IL
  • 5
  • Dorming is amazing! Meeting new people who share ideas with you is fun. Sometimes this is not always the case, some students have roommates they dislike. Make sure this is…

  • Apr-14-2012 Read More
  • Recent Graduate from Chicago, IL
  • 2
  • Instead of pouring money into Alumni Hall, Knox College should focus on the current living situations of CURRENT students which they are always quick to ignore. My dorm actually had…

  • Jul-23-2014 Read More
  • Brenda from Chicago, IL
  • 4
  • It is easy to get become close friends with your suite mates. Everybody there is friendly. The beds are comfortable, there is a lot of space, and you have plenty…

  • Nov-12-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Alexis from Mount Vernon, IA
  • Nov-15-2014 I am a current student here

    While the Hard Knox Cafe's food may not be gourmet, it is certainly bearable. The cafeteria has fairly good options for meat lovers and vegans both. If you're willing to be creative and think a little outside of the box, the cafeteria won't become too boring too quick. However, when you do get sick of the cafeteria, the Oak Room has great options for lunch and dinner during the week. The Gizmo, a small cafe style dining option also has diverse food. During the week for breakfast and lunch there are also two options for Grab n' go, a quick alternative to spending time at any of the other dining places.

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  • 5
  • Recent Graduate from Chicago, IL
  • Jul-23-2014 I am a past student here

    Knox College tries their best in providing as much variety as they can - and they do a good job. However, Meatless Monday is a very controversial idea - especially since these Mondays usually fall on Local Burger Night which (from what it seems) may harm the local economy in Galesburg/surrounding areas that needs all the support it can get since Maytag closed.

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  • 4
  • Martina from Galesburg, IL
  • Jun-12-2014 I am a current student here

    The cafeteria is small but holds a huge variety of food. There is a hot meal that varies with each meal, a salad/soup bar, a sandwich bar, and an a-la-carte grill that will cook you up everything from a black bean burger to a grilled cheese. Dining services works hard to use local produce, support local farmers, and cook and clean sustainably. For example, all of our bread comes from a local Galesburg bakery. We also just finished two high-tunnels, which will grow food for the campus year round.

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  • 4
  • Maricruz from Palm Springs, CA
  • Mar-19-2014 I am a current student here

    The food is pretty good. I really like the Oak Room, which is where they do the themed foods. I'm particularly fond of the world food night when we get shawarma and lamb and all of these delicious treats. And if you're vegetarian or vegan, there are also of options for you to eat, other than raw carrots or something. So there's food for every dietary need.

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  • 5
  • Transferred out
  • Feb-22-2014 I am a past student here

    For the size of the student body/cafeteria, there has always been a wide variety of food offered. I never got bored of the cafeteria. Tons of options for vegans/vegetarians/gluten-free (even though none of those really concerned me). It was all usually decently healthy and thought out. And you could always take to go straight out of the cafeteria, something I have learned that is not universal through colleges.

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  • 4
  • Derinn from Springfield, IL
  • Jan-09-2014 I am a current student here

    Personally, I love the variety of food at Knox, although some do complain that it gets old. We have several dining options, including the caf, which is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and a restaurant-type sit down eatery called the Gizmo, where you can study while you snack or go for a meal at an odd time or if the caf is crowded.

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  • 4
  • Adilene from Atlanta, GA
  • May-01-2013 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    There are a lot of options available to your liking, both on campus and around town. Thereâ??s the Gizmo, Oak Room, Grab-n-go, Hard Knox Café and other places to go. But if youâ??re looking for something else, thereâ??s a Pizza Hut, Mexican restaurant, McDonalds, and other places to go.

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  • 3
  • Kati from Crystal Lake, IL
  • Feb-02-2013 I am a current student here

    Once again, this isn't a 5-star resort but the cafeteria usually offers a wide variety of food for a wide variety of dietary needs. And there are plenty of pizza places in town that deliver when you're tired of eating caf food.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Alexis from Mount Vernon, IA
  • Nov-15-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek Life is a good way to meet people on campus. They often host open events, registered parties, and do volunteer work.

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  • 0
  • Jeri from Dallas, TX
  • Sep-30-2014 I am a current student here

    There is a very active Greek life if that is something you are interested in, but there is no pressure to join and everyone is very welcome at Greek houses.

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  • 0
  • Martina from Galesburg, IL
  • Jun-12-2014 I am a current student here

    About a quarter of Knox students are involved in fraternities and sororities. There are 6 fraternities and 4 sororities on campus. They are very integrated into the rest of campus- all Greeks also have friends who are non-Greek and vise versa. The sororities do not live in their houses, which makes them even more integrated! All events that are sponsored by a fraternity or sorority are open to the entire campus and range from themed parties to philanthropic fundraisers.

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  • 0
  • Derinn from Springfield, IL
  • Jan-09-2014 I am a current student here

    About 25 percent of the school is Greek, but it is very different here than at a larger school (i.e. much less cliquey and not at all like what you see in movies/on TV). There are five social men's fraternities, four social sororities/women's fraternities, and a service fraternity and singing sorority.

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  • 0
  • Kati from Crystal Lake, IL
  • Feb-02-2013 I am a current student here

    I am a member of 2 Greek organizations on campus and I love all of the people involved in those organizations with me. Being Greek is a great way to gain leadership roles on campus as well as get to know many new and interesting people.

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  • 0
  • International Student from Galesburg, IL
  • Sep-03-2012 I am a current student here

    The Greek Life is prominent on campus, but it does not get in the way of students' studies. A lot of guys are in the fraternities, and a few girls are in the sororities.

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