Snapshots of New Students at Knox College

Active and accomplished, now they're Knox students as well

September 03, 2011

Knox College New Student OrientationFrom 30 states and 32 countries, this year's entering class of new students at Knox College is already active and accomplished. More than 400 new students moved into residence halls and began orientation on Saturday, September 3.

More than 200 in this year's entering class bring community service experience, while more than 40 led a sports team at their high school.

Here are more snapshots of the entering class and from campus on move-in day and the start of New Student Orientation:

New Students:

  • 401 -- 349 First-year students; 52 Transfer Students
  • Knox College New Student OrientationU.S. Students of Color (U.S. Citizens/Permanent Residents) 32%
  •  Latino/Hispanic 15%; African-American/Black 8%; Asian/Pacific Islander 7%; Native American 3%
  • Students from Illinois 50%
  • International Students 16%

30 States Represented:

  • Ten students or more: Illinois, Colorado, Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Missouri, Washington 10
  • Students also from: Texas, Oregon, California, Florida, New Mexico, Arizona, Indiana, Michigan, Nebraska, New York, Oklahoma, Connecticut, Ohio, Utah, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Montana, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, West Virginia

Knox College New Student Orientation32 Countries Represented:

  • United States of America 334
  • Five Students or more: People's Repubic of China, Germany, India
  • Students also from: Ghana, Japan, Mexico, Nigeria, Republic of Korea, Ecuador, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Cameroon, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, France, Georgia, Honduras, Hong Kong, Laos, Malaysia, Netherlands, Spain, Taiwan, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

 Academic Preparation

  • Top Decile of High School Class 34%
  • ACT Composite Score Mid-50%-Range 25-30
  • SAT (Critical Reading + Math) Mid-50%-Range 1140-1380

Knox College New Student OrientationNew Students' Accomplishments and Activities:

  • Athletic Team Captains - 46
  • Athletic Varsity Letter Winners - 122
  • Class/Student Body Presidents- 8
  • Club/Organization Presidents - 80
  • Community Service Volunteers - 217
  • Eagle Scout or Gold Award Winners - 9
  • Editor of Literary Journal or Newspaper - 18
  • National Honor Society Members - 100
  • Exchange Student or Studied Abroad - 26
  • Lead Role in Theatre - 13

Academic Interests ( 20 or more students, in order or popularity):

  • Knox College New Student OrientationEnglish-General
  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Education
  • History
  • International Relations
  • Modern Languages
  • Business
  • Political Science
  • Art
  • Theatre
  • Knox College New Student OrientationEconomics
  • Social Sciences
  • Music
  • Mathematics
  • Computer Science
  • Liberal Arts - General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Journalism
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
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