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Finding Success with a Liberal Arts Degree

We’ve all read the magazine stories and heard the pundits say that a liberal arts degree won’t help students land their first job or prepare them for life after college. But employers tell a different story. A recent national survey found that top employers are looking for employees who excel in written and oral communication, decision-making, and analytical and research skills -- all skills developed through a liberal arts education. So who’s right? Knox turned to the people who can speak first-hand on the benefits of a liberal arts education -- our graduates -- for the answer. Find out how Knox alumni have found success with their Knox degree.

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Want to Write? Get Published?
At Knox You’ll be in Good Company

The work of four Knox College writers -- including one who just graduated in June -- has been honored by The Best American Essays 2013, a collection that showcases the best writing of the year. Having four Knox writers recognized in this collection is just one more accolade for Knox’s highly acclaimed Creative Writing program, which has been recognized by Poets & Writers Magazine as one of the most successful, awarded, and distinctive undergraduate creative writing programs in the country. Meet these Knox writers.

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Knox is One of the Nation’s “Cool Schools”

For the fifth year in a row, Knox is ranked by the Sierra Club as one of the nation’s “Cool Schools.” These rankings -- based on energy saving initiatives, environmental impact, and academic programs -- are a result of Knox’s continued focus on sustainability both in the classroom and out. From classes like Urban Agriculture and Political Ecology to support for research in sustainability and a Bike Share Program and Bike Shop, Knox is one of the top schools in the country when it comes to living green. Learn more about why we're so cool when it comes to sustainability.

Apply Early for Admission
Ready to apply? Apply for admission by the November 1 Early Action deadline, and we will make you a priority as we read applications, providing an admission and scholarship decision by the end of November. Early Action 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.

Attend Our 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 open houses. These events, which typically last from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., will give you a chance to meet faculty and students; explore labs and classes; and ask questions about scholarships, financial aid, opportunities for off-campus study, and independent research. Register for an open house on November 11 at www.knox.edu/openhouse.

Schedule a Personal Visit
If you can't attend an open house, 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.


Important Dates

November 1

Early Action I Deadline for First-Year Applicants

November 11

Fall Open House

December 1

Early Action II Deadline for First-Year Applicants

Fast Fact

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Knox Links

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