Knox College Welcomes Class of 2016 to Campus

September 06, 2012

Knox College welcomes the second-largest entering class in 40 years this week, with the opening of residence halls, orientation and greetings from President Teresa Amott, Dean Lawrence Breitborde to more than 400 new students and and their families. Orientation activities continue through Sunday, September 9, with the first day of class on Monday, September 10.

"Today, you're beginning a new part of your life," Lawrence Breitborde, dean of the college and vice president of academic affairs, told the newly arrived students gathered on campus with their families. "Today, Knox's past becomes a part of you, and you become part of the story of Knox's future."

Below, a gallery featuring new student registration, move-in and the formal welcome convocation by President Amott and Dean Breitborde:


More about the Knox College Class of 2016 and their experiences, moving onto campus, participating in Orientation activities


Members of the Class of 2016 talk about where they're from and where they're headed

Students move into residence hallsClick to open a photo gallery that follows new students as they move into residence halls

Anticipated Matriculants 429
First-Year Students 383
Transfer Students 46

Students of Color (U.S. citizens or permanent residents) 31%
Latino/Hispanic 11%; African-American/Black 10%; Asian/Pacific Islander 11%; Native American 3%

Students from Outside United States 16%, including 13% International (Non-citizens or non-permanent resident)

34 States with five or more:
Illinois 205
Colorado 18
California 17
Missouri 17
Minnesota 11
Wisconsin 11
Michigan 9
New Mexico 8
Kansas 7
Texas 7
Washington 7
Iowa 5
New York 5

Other states:
Massachusetts, Ohio, Oregon, Florida, Georgia, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Indiana, Maryland, Tennessee, Utah, Alabama, Arizona, Connecticut, Idaho, Nevada, North Carolina, South Dakota, Virginia, District of Columbia

Knox College New Student OrientationClick to open a photo gallery from New Student, International and Multicultural Orientation activities

25 Countries with five or more:
United States of America 371; People's Republic of China 11, Nepal 7, Japan 5

Other Countries: Germany, India, Republic of Korea, Vietnam, France, Myanmar, Netherlands, Nigeria, Singapore, Taiwan Republic of China, Brazil, Ecuador, Ghana, Great Britain, Macao, Mongolia, Pakistan, Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, United Arab Emirates

Interviews with the Class of 2016Members of the Class of 2016 talk about themselves, their plans.

Academic Achievement:
Top Decile of High School Class 30%
ACT Composite Score Mid-50%-Range 26-31
SAT (Critical Reading + Math) Mid-50%-Range 1130-1400

New Students' Accomplishments:
Community Service Volunteers 253
Athletic Varsity Letter Winners 130
National Honor Society Members 78
Club/Organization Presidents 77
Athletic Team Captains 42
First Chair or Section Leader in Music 34
Literary Journal/Newspaper Editors 29
Studied Abroad/Exchange Student 24
Theater/Drama Lead Role 23
Class/Student Body Presidents 10
Eagle Scout or Gold Award Winners 9
George Washington Gale Scholars 2

Top Academic Interests (in order of popularity)
English (Literature and/or Creative Writing)
Psychology
Biology
Pre-Medicine
History
Modern Languages
Business
Educational Studies
Social Sciences
Music
Chemistry
Theatre
Engineering-Dual Degree
Political Science
Environmental Studies
Journalism
Art
Computer Science
Economics
Liberal Arts-General
Pre-Law
Philosophy
International Relations
Mathematics