Located in Galesburg, Illinois, Knox College is a 4-year liberal arts institution. On top of traditional bachelor programs, Knox has cooperative programs with other colleges, immersion terms for hands-on exploration of a single field for a full term, and offers every student the Power of Experience grant, which is $2,000 dollars to undertake a qualifying experiential learning opportunity. Knox is home to the Vovis Center for Research and Advanced Study designed specifically for undergraduate research and creative work, as well as the Stellyes Center for Global Studies, which sends about half of their student body for academic experiences off campus.
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Knox college is a school for students who enjoy not many distractions. It is also for those who enjoy nature and the hippy life-style some try to embrace here. It is also rigorousness with classes and time should be used wisely.
Steven from Chicago, IL
knox is a traditional small town liberal arts schools. the professors are excellent and the academics are intellectually stimulating. however, the location is most definitely small town; be sure you're comfortable with that type of environment before you attend.
Sara from Littleton, CO
Knox will definitely give you the freedom to flourish. No matter what you are planning to do with your life after four years at Knox, you will find yourself better prepared for what lies ahead after college. Regardless of what you want to study, the professors and faculty members will push you to new heights.
Adilene from Atlanta, GA
Everybody in Knox is very supportive in what you decide to do in life. Whether you want to major in Computer Science, Art, or even Gender & Women's Studies, there will always be someone to ask for help. Knox College has really changed my views about the world we live in, and the importance in trying to improve it for future generations.
Brenda from Chicago, IL
The academics push me to be a better student, and the professors genuinely want the best for me. I have made deep connections with staff, faculty, and students. The opportunities for study abroad, research, internships, and volunteering seem endless. The college doesn't want students to just sit in a classroom for 4 years, but to get into the real world and apply our learning. I highly recommend coming and visiting the school for yourselves and see the history, the classes, the environment in general.
Knox is a small liberal arts school with a strong sense of community. The work is challenging, but the education is definitely worth it. Socially, Knox students tend to be friendly and open, as well as very diverse in backgrounds and interests.