Knox College Pumphandle 2009

Knox Welcomes New, Returning Students

Academic year begins with annual "Pumphandle" all-campus greeting celebration

September 11, 2009

Knox College Pumphandle 2009Knox College welcomed new and returning students, faculty and staff to the new academic year on September 9, 2009.

With President Roger Taylor at the head of the line (right), Knox held one of its oldest annual traditions, the start-of-school "Pumphandle."

ENTERING CLASS PROFILE

This year's entering class of 399 represents strong student recruitment and a level of academic achievement, talents, leadership, and diversity that make Knox a vibrant and stimulating place to study and to engage.

Knox College Pumphandle 2009 ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS

  • 37% rank in top decile of high school class
  • ACT Composite mid-50%-range is 26-31; SAT (Critical Reading + Math) mid-50%-range is 1160-1420
  • 8 National Merit Scholars

DIVERSE STUDENT BODY

  • 33 states and territories, 52% from outside of Illinois
  • 18 countries, 9% from outside of United States
  • 27% of U.S citizens are Students of Color, including 8% African-American, 8% Asian, and 8% Hispanic

Pumphandle at Knox CollegeTALENTED, LEADERSHIP, COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • 183 Community Service Volunteers
  • 124 Varsity Athletic Letter Winners
  • 75 National Honor Society Members
  • 41 Athetic Team Captains
  • 34 Club/Organization Presidents
  • 29 Literary Magazine Editors
  • 22 International Exchange Program Participants
  • 16 Lead Actors in Theater
  • 15 Class/Student Body Presidents
  • 8 Eagle Scouts or Gold Award Winners

Knox College PumphandleTOP STATES IN ENTERING CLASS

  • Illinois
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Missouri
  • Wisconsin
  • Minnesota
  • Washington
  • Oregon

Pumphandle at Knox CollegeCOUNTRIES REPRESENTED IN ENTERING CLASS

  • Austria
  • Cambodia
  • France
  • Germany
  • India
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Kenya
  • Kuwait
  • Netherlands
  • Nigeria
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • People's Republic of China
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • United States
  • Vietnam