July 24, 2009
Knox College has been named one of the country's "best and most interesting colleges" in the 2010 edition of the "Fiske Guide to Colleges" by Edward B. Fiske. The 2010 edition of the book recognizes 330 schools, selected from more than 2,200 four-year colleges and universities in the United States and Canada.
"For more than 20 years, the Fiske Guide has been known as a 'must-read' for students and parents as they consider college options," says Paul Steenis, dean of admission at Knox.
The Fiske Guide describes Knox as a college where "academics are the priority and students are encouraged to be individuals, but the close-knit atmosphere helps them form strong connections with different types of students and down-to-earth professors."
"Edward Fiske gets beyond the statistics of rankings and ratings to produce one of the most trusted, highly regarded sources of information for college-bound students and parents," Steenis says. "His guide takes a qualitative look at the strengths and weaknesses of each institution in terms of academics, social life and overall quality of life."
Edward B. Fiske served for 17 years as Education Editor of The New York Times. The "Fiske Guide to Colleges" does not accept consulting, advertising or other fees from colleges.
Founded in 1837, Knox is a national liberal arts college in Galesburg, Illinois, with students from 47 states and 48 countries. Knox's 'Old Main' is a National Historic Landmark and the only building remaining from the 1858 Lincoln-Douglas debates.