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How Knox Changes Lives


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Colleges That Change Lives

Excellent teaching in class, opportunities outside of class, world-changing alumni

"Knox is a place that will take you seriously." — from Colleges That Change Lives

Colleges That Change Lives is the newly revised edition of Loren Pope's book. Knox College and the 39 other liberal arts schools featured in Colleges That Change Lives are noted for our focus on undergraduate teaching and on the dimensions of education that will, as the book says, change your life because they "change the way that you think about colleges."

The experiences and achievements of current Knox students and Knox alumni demonstrate how Knox College will "challenge your assumptions, nurture your hopes... raise students' trajectories and develop thinkers, leaders and moral citizens."

In Class...

Knox College's emphasis on undergraduate education means that you will engage, in class, with a community of distinguished teacher-scholars...

Loye Oyedotun '15 says that Professor Karen Kampwirth and her class on Latin American Politics helped him to decide on a career. "Her fire for Latin American politics made me want to be an international relations major and [eventually] a diplomat," he says. "The professor is so passionate about Latin America that she makes you truly enjoy the class."

In Action...

Outside of the classroom, Knox College offers a world of opportunities—independent study, study abroad, research and creative projects...

From the Proto-Renaissance to the 21st Century, Sophia Gimenez '15 says her course in art history covered a lot of territory. When the class traveled to the Art Institute of Chicago, "I was able to tour galleries displaying masters like Monet, Durer, and Van Gogh. It made the material we cover in class so much more meaningful."

In Life...

From a diverse campus and rigorous academics to a wide range of extra curriculars—Knox prepares you for success, in career, in life, in the world...

Matthew Berg '00 was named one of the 100 "most influential people in the world" by Time magazine, pioneered the use of text messages to improve health services in Africa. About his Knox experience: "I appreciated the direct engagement of professors and the diverse perspectives of classmates. I had my identity and ideas challenged in a way I didn't expect."

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Once after winning the Democratic nomination to the US Senate, next as a commencement speaker in 2005 and lastly, in July 2013 to address the economy.

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Printed on Friday, February 3, 2023