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Knox Among Top 10 Colleges Producing Peace Corps Volunteers

Knox College has earned a spot on Peace Corps' annual list of the top volunteer-producing colleges in the United States, ranking No. 10 among small colleges and universities with 13 alumni currently serving all over the world as Peace Corps volunteers.

Since the Peace Corps was created in 1961, 192 Knox graduates have made a difference in the Peace Corps. Acting Director of the Peace Corps, Carrie Hessler-Radelet, said Knox's "fine liberal arts education really helps prepare applicants for their Peace Corps service. Knox is a school that has a global orientation and is committed to creating global leaders and a rich history of inquiry and curiosity about the world." Learn more about Knox's Peace Corps Preparatory Program, the first program of its kind in the nation, and the recent Peace Corps ranking.

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Exploring Cultural Diversity in Berlin and Istanbul

Students in a team-taught European identities course combined their classroom studies with a 17-day trip to Germany and Turkey led by faculty in political science, German, and history. "A liberal arts education is about trying to make sense of the world around you through a prism of different fields. Here, we had a prism of three different fields," said Professor of History Emre Sencer. Learn more about the experience.

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Soccer Team Wins Academic Award

Following a record-breaking season that included an appearance in the semifinals of the Midwest Conference Tournament, the Prairie Fire men's soccer team gained a top academic honor. Based on the team's grade point average, Knox was selected as one of the 2012-13 College Team Academic Award Winners by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. Read more about the team and award. Men’s soccer isn’t the only team to excel academically. Last year, 94 Knox athletes were named to the Academic All-Midwest Conference.

Check Your Application Status
Started your application and wondering about its status? Log into your applicant status page any time to check the status of your application, upload additional materials, and meet your counselor or request to interact with a current Knox student. Log in at apply.knox.edu/status.

Meet Your Class: Attend Admitted Student Days
All admitted students are invited to experience life as a Knox student. Attend classes, meet with professors and coaches, eat with students in the cafeteria, and meet your future classmates. Enjoy a music, theatre, or dance performance, or cheer on the Prairie Fire at an athletic event. This is your opportunity to experience Knox! Register for Admitted Student Days on April 4 or 18 at www.knox.edu/admittedstudentdays.

Schedule a Personal Visit
If you can’t attend Admitted Student Days, you can schedule a personal visit to Knox. Visits will include a student-guided tour of campus and an opportunity to meet with your admission counselor. You can also talk with professors and coaches, observe a class, and eat lunch with students in the Hard Knox Cafe. Register at www.knox.edu/visit.


Important Dates

April 4

Admitted Student Day

April 18

Admitted Student Day

May 1

Enrollment Deposit Deadline

Fast Fact

Knox student teaches students about sustainability during her Peace Corps experience.
10 Rank on Peace Corps' annual list of the top volunteer-producing colleges.

Knox Links

Knox College Office of Admission
2 East South Street
Galesburg, Illinois 61401-4999
309-341-7100 Phone
800-678-KNOX Toll-free