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Because of the accelerating COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing stay-at-home order from the State of Illinois, Knox College has made the decision to teach the entirety of spring term remotely. More Information

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Office of Admission

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999




Submit Your Deposit
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Our physical offices and campus may be closed for now, but the College continues to function—albeit from remote locations. All Office of Admission functions will continue as usual (other than in-person visits!), and we're available to assist you during our regular working hours, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Central Time), Monday - Friday. You'll find our contact information here.

We’ll be as flexible as possible with deadlines, submission of documents for admission and financial aid, and making your final college decision. For now, we have extended the deposit deadline to June 1. When you’re ready to say yes to Knox—submit your $300 enrollment deposit at, and we'll send a pair of Knox socks and a travel mug!

We invite you to engage with us—virtually! Take a virtual tour, schedule a virtual meeting with your admission counselor, talk directly with current students online. We’ll be adding more and more ways to connect with us over the days ahead. See all the options at

We believe that beauty and sweat go together, that hard work is a beautiful thing, that every experience is an education, that every new venture, every fantastic idea, every great journey, is human-powered. And so: We make good things happen. We do good work that powers the world.

1. We use our hands (and our eyes, ears, voices, and hearts). You won't just practice what you learn in a lab class or on problem sets. You'll have the opportunity— nay, the obligation—to apply that knowledge in unfamiliar and unpredictable situations. 

2. We live and work among people who are wildly unlike us. This is a proudly, radically open community. When we were founded, we were one of the first colleges in America to admit women and students of color. Today, we're more diverse in more ways than nearly any other college campus in the country. We learn from each other's experiences and perspectives, and it prepares us to be successful in a global, multicultural world.

3. We are a human-powered community, at work in the world. Our alumni include India's leading comedian (Vir Das '02), an aerospace entrepreneur working with NASA on manned space flight (Carol Craig '89), and a guy Time has called "one of the most influential people in the world" (Matt Berg '00). They also work at leading companies, earn advanced degrees at frankly astonishing rates, and, overwhelmingly, report feeling personally fulfilled by their lives.

Student harvesting tomatoes in the high tunnels.

Are you ready for a Human-Powered Experience?


If you think you might be, take the next step toward becoming a student here:

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Financial Aid

The most important things to know about cost and financial aid

1. We were founded on the idea that college should be accessible to people regardless of their financial means. We're guided by that idea today. We award more than $40 million in financial aid every year. About 75% of our students receive need-based financial aid.

2. We're committed to maintaining a sane, sustainable cost of education. The net price of a Knox education has increased 3.5% over the past 5 years—enough to account for inflation, but no more.

3. We offer smart, reasonable aid packages (including grants, scholarships, federal student loans, and student employment) to families with demonstrated need. Most of our families pay a good deal less than the actual cost of Knox. You can use our Net Price Calculator to get a rough estimate of what your family would pay at Knox; start the financial aid application process, and explore the types of financial aid we offer.

4. We're here to help. Use the resources and links on this page to get started; contact us with questions. Education is a shared enterprise; we're all in this together.

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Printed on Sunday, April 5, 2020