September 29, 2010
The Princeton Review has again selected Knox College as one of the best institutions in the nation for undergraduate education. The Princeton Review's annual college guide, "The Best 373 Colleges: The 2011 Edition," recognizes the top 15% of 2,500 four-year colleges and universities in the United States and Canada.
Part of the selection is based on student surveys, and The Princeton Review summarized the responses it received from Knox students in a series of points: "No one cheats... Students are friendly... College radio, theater and political activism are popular."
Students also gave Knox high marks for affordability. Knox gained a ranking of 20th of 373 in student satisfaction with financial aid, and seventh of 373 in popularity of the student-run radio station, WVKC.
"From the hundreds of institutions we reviewed in each region, we selected these colleges and universities primarily for their excellent academic programs," said Robert Franek, senior vice president and publisher of The Princeton Review.
"Once again, the Princeton Review -- and the students who experience Knox every day -- have recognized the caliber of education provided by the College," said Paul Steenis, vice president for enrollment and dean of admission. "The ranking also shows that Knox provides a high quality education at a reasonable cost. Making college affordable is important to families of all financial means, and Knox works hard to provide both need-based and merit assistance to make Knox a reality for our students."
The Princeton Review surveys more than 100,000 students nationwide on their campus experiences. Topics include academics, administration, and financial aid, as well as social factors, such as the student body's political leanings, race/class relations, gay community acceptance, and other aspects of campus life.
Founded in 1837, Knox is a national liberal arts college in Galesburg, Illinois, with students from 45 states and 48 countries. Knox's "Old Main" is a National Historic Landmark and the only building remaining from the 1858 Lincoln-Douglas debates.