September 23, 2010
Knox College is one of the "Top 10 Best-Kept Secrets" in American higher education, according to rankings published on the Huffington Post website.
Knox is listed by the Huffington Post in "10 Colleges You Should Know About" -- as a school that "flies under the radar," provides a "superior educational experience," and where current and past alumni have been so satisfied that they've "pointed us in [Knox's] direction."
In addition to Knox, the other schools are Bard College, Denison University, Hampshire College, Harvey Mudd College, Kenyon College, Ohio Wesleyan University, Reed College, Sarah Lawrence College, and Wabash College.
The Huffington Post listing was compiled by Unigo.com, which calls the schools "hidden gems" based on survey data from more than 30,000 students. Unigo said that Knox and the others in the top 10 are "institutions that never get the fanfare, but still provide a superior educational experience."
"Knox might be a 'best-kept secret', but those who are 'in the know' -- such as graduate and professional schools, high-profile employers, and Knox alumni and students -- understand the benefits of a Knox education," says Paul Steenis, Vice President for Enrollment and Dean of Admission.
"A Knox education features a rigorous curriculum, close one-on-one mentoring by a world-class faculty of scholars and researchers, and opportunities to apply what you learn through internships, research, or experiential learning," Steenis says. "These make Knox one of the best preparations for success in any future endeavors. Simply put, Knox alumni understand and appreciate that Knox changes lives."
Unigo's data includes comments from current Knox students and Knox alumni. Comments from the Unigo site about Knox include: