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FAQs

Frequently Asked (Infrequently Silly) Questions

How do I ask a question?
Good first question. You can ask online or give one of our admission counselors a call at 800-678-KNOX.

Will I fit in at Knox?
Let's put it this way: are you creative? inquisitive? independent? Do you like to think about issues, explore ideas and test your intellectual limits? Then you should do fine. If you want a little more evidence, check out our student profile.

How selective is Knox?
Knox is very selective. We receive at least six applications for every space in the entering class. Typically about 50 percent of our applicants come from the top ten percent of their high school classes, 75 percent from the top quarter. They have taken advantage of all their secondary schools have to offer including honors, Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate classes.

Is financial aid available?
Yes. Knox is committed to making a Knox education available to any qualified student who wants one. And the Princeton Review ranks Knox #14 in student satisfaction with financial aid.

Are merit-scholarships available?
Knox offers a wide variety of scholarships that reward academic and artistic achievement and civic involvement.

Does Knox accept AP credit?
Yes. Knox also accepts IB credits and awards one year of credit for IB diplomas. Typically, scores of 4s and 5s are required for Knox credit. A maximum of 9 credits in all subjects may be earned and do not satisfy requirements for graduation. For information on how credits are awarded according to the score received, download the Credit by Examination sheet.

What percentage of students engage in off-campus study?
50 percent of Knox students participate in off-campus study, going everywhere from Tanzania to Knox's own Green Oaks Field Station as part of Knox's more than 30 study abroad programs.

What athletic programs are available at Knox?
Knox fields 21 men's and women's NCAA Division III teams. There are also active intramural and club-level teams in everything from Ultimate Frisbee to fencing. All in all, more than 50 percent of Knox students participate in some kind of organized athletic activity.

Just how diverse is Knox?
More than 7 percent of Knox students come from outside the United States, making Knox a remarkably international place. Another 18 percent are American minorities. Knox is among the top 50 most diverse campuses in the country and ranked 19th most international by U.S. News and World Report. And that's a good thing. In addition to the fresh perspective people from different cultures bring to the Knox community, they also create a campus environment that accurately reflects the diverse world you'll enter upon graduation.

What is there to do at Knox?
There's plenty to do at Knox. In addition to participating in clubs and organizations dedicated to a wide variety of social, religious, academic, creative or athletic interests, more than 400 speakers, bands, and entertainers visit campus each year. If you want to know more, check out the list compiled by Knox students of "101 Fun Things to Do" as a Knox Student.

What can I do with my Knox degree?
Pretty much anything you want to. The whole idea behind a Knox education is to provide you with the knowledge, skills, and capacity for independent thought and inquiry you need to thrive in any professional endeavor. More than 60 percent enter graduate school within five years of graduation while others enter law and medical schools. Knox numbers among its alumni a White House Chief of Staff, a foreign correspondent for CNN, New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, and the former CEO of Gillette as well as teachers, business leaders, Peace Corps volunteers, and countless other professionals.