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Looking for Real World Experience? Find it at Knox

Knox students are interning at locales around the world -- from India to Germany to California. They're preparing for their future by collaborating with United Nations staff, exploring economic development opportunities, living in national parks, and so much more. Meet a few of the Knox students who explored life beyond campus this summer:

  • Prajwal Man Tuladhar '14, economics major and business and management minor, interned at the United Nations Development Programme in Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • Jessica Robinson '16, biology and environmental studies double major, interned with the Research Experience for Undergraduates at Yosemite National Park in Yosemite Village, California.
  • Paige Anderson ’14, computer science and creative writing double major, interned at Amazon in Healdsburg, California.
  • Laura Pochodylo ’14, English literature and American studies double major, interned at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio.

Meet Knox students and learn about their internships.

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Knox Ranked by U.S. News among "Great Schools at a Great Price"

Top reputation. Academic Excellence. Affordability. Those were the criteria used by U.S. News & World Report in ranking Knox 38th among national liberal arts colleges as "Greats Schools at a Great Price.” Other colleges in the category include Amherst, Williams, Grinnell, Macalester, and Carleton. "Knox is the only liberal arts college in Illinois in this very selective ranking of colleges," said Paul Steenis, dean of admission. "The ranking demonstrates that Knox is among the very best in the nation at making a top-notch liberal arts education accessible for students from all financial backgrounds." Learn more about Knox and why it's one of the nation's best values.

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Interested in the Sciences? New Program Offers Scholarships, Support

Environmental management and conservation. Food Science. Forensic chemistry. Genetics. Toxicology. If you’re interested in pursuing a career in any one of these fields -- or others like them -- Knox offers an innovative, new program that provides scholarships, tutoring, seminars with visiting scientists, and other opportunities to help you prepare for careers or graduate programs in the sciences.

Knox College's new COAST Program, funded by grant from the National Science Foundation, targets students who plan to major in biology, biochemistry, or chemistry. COAST also prioritizes students who are the first in their family to attend college and who are from groups underrepresented in science-related fields. Find out if you're eligible for COAST.

Attend a Fall Open House
The best way to get to know Knox is to visit, and the best time to visit is during one of our fall open houses. These events typically last from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and are full of tours, workshops, and meetings. You'll get a chance to meet faculty and students; explore labs and residence halls; and ask questions about scholarships, financial aid, opportunities for off-campus study, and independent research. Register for an open house on October 14 or November 11 at www.knox.edu/openhouse.

Schedule a Personal Visit
If you can't attend an open house program, 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 meet with professors and coaches, and eat lunch in the Hard Knox Cafe. High school seniors can also observe classes. Register at www.knox.edu/visit.

Apply Early for Admission
Are you a high school senior? Apply for admission by the November 1 Early Action deadline, and we will make you priority as we read applications, providing an admission and scholarship decision by the end of November. The Early Action option is non-binding, meaning you may apply to other colleges and still have until May 1 to make your final college selection. For complete instructions on how to apply online, go to www.knox.edu/apply.

Important Dates

October 14

Fall Open House

November 1

Early Action I Deadline for First-Year Applicants

November 11

Fall Open House

Fast Fact

Students watch the Prairie Fire Soccer match.
12% Percentage of Knox students from outside the U.S.

Knox Links

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