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Office of Admission

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999

309-341-7100

800-678-KNOX

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GPS Address Setting: 2 East South Street, Galesburg, IL 61401

Galesburg, Illinois is 195 miles west of Chicago and 215 miles north of St. Louis. Here are directions on driving to campus from cities in the region.

Chicago and South Suburbs (3 to 3.5 hours)
Take I-55 South toward St. Louis. Take I-80 West until I-74. Follow signs for I-74 to Peoria; take I-74 East until exit 46 and follow signs to Knox College.

Chicago's North and West Suburbs (3 to 3.5 hours)
Take the I-88 Tollway West from Chicago to the Quad Cities. At the Quad Cities, take I-80 East for several miles until it turns into I-74 East. As you approach Galesburg, take exit 46 and follow the signs to Knox College.

Kansas City (6.5 hours)
Take I-35 North into Iowa. Take exit 33 onto U.S. Route 34. Take U.S. Route 34 east to Galesburg and follow the signs to Knox College.

Lincoln (7 hours), Omaha (6 hours), Des Moines (4 hours), Iowa City (2 hours)
Take I-80 East to the Quad Cities. At the Quad Cities, take I-74 East to Galesburg and exit at exit 46. Follow the signs to Knox College.

Louisville (6 hours)
Take I-65 North to I-74 West. Take I-74 West until exit 48-A. The exit ramp merges onto Main Street driving west. Stay on Main Street for about two miles. Turn left at Cherry Street. Cherry Street will dead end at the campus. Visitor's parking in the Cherry Street parking lot is to the left.

Milwaukee (3.5 to 4 hours)
From the Milwaukee area, take I-43 toward Beloit. At Beloit take I-90 East to Rockford exiting at I-39. Follow I-39 South to Rochelle, exit onto I-88 West toward Moline/Rock Island. At the Quad Cities, take I-80 East, which will become I-74 East after approximately 6 miles. From I-74, take exit 46 and follow the signs to Knox College.

Minneapolis (7 hours)
From the Twin Cities, take Highway 52 to Rochester. At Rochester, take Highway 63 south to Waterloo, IA where you'll connect to I-380 South to Iowa City. Take I-80 East to the Quad Cities. Proceed east on I-74 to Galesburg, take exit 46 and follow the signs to Knox College.

St. Louis (3.5 to 4 hours)
Leave St. Louis via I-55 and proceed through Springfield. At exit 127, take I-155 to Peoria. At Peoria, take I-74 West to Galesburg, exit at 48-A and follow the signs to Knox College.

Tulsa (11 hours) and Oklahoma City (13.5 hours)
Take I-44 to St. Louis. Leave St. Louis via I-55 and proceed through Springfield. At exit 127, take I-155 to Peoria. At Peoria, take I-74 West to Galesburg, exit at 48-A and follow the signs to Knox College.

Urbana-Champaign (2.25 hours), Indianapolis (4 hours), Cincinnati (6 hours)
Take I-74 West to Galesburg, exit at exit 48-A and follow the signs to Knox College.

From other cities
Knox is easily accessible from I-74.

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