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According to the 2018 U.S. News and World Report ranking, Knox College is in the top 25 for educational value.

Knox College is again ranked among the best colleges in the nation for outstanding educational value. We're listed in the top 25 colleges in the "Great Schools, Great Prices" ranking by U.S. News & World Report, which looks at both academic quality and cost of attendance.

US News Ranking 2017-2018

The renovated Hard Knox Cafe is more open, modern, and offers  seating along windows facing the scenic campus.

Hard Knox Cafe Undergoes Renovation

Improvements to the student cafeteria include new carpeting, new floors, seating along windows, and more open spaces.

Nashra Mahmood '17 did an honors project on women in trade unions.

13 Students Complete College Honors

Undergraduates' academically rigorous research projects and creative work are comparable to graduate school-level work.

Legacy students of the Class of 2021 stand for a photo.

Class of 2021 Legacies

Twenty-five members of the class are legacies, or students who are following a relative to Knox.

Opening Convocation is a Knox College tradition that celebrates the official start of the academic year

Opening Convocation 2017

Knox College tradition celebrates the official start of the 2017-18 academic year.

New students welcomed to Knox College community

New Students Welcomed to Knox College Community

Nearly 400 members of the Class of 2021 and transfer students arrive on campus and begin their orientation to Knox.


Knox Business Club

September 26, 2017

Galesburg Knox Club Trivia Night

September 27, 2017

Chicago Knox Club: Boom, Bust, Exodus

October 15, 2017

Colorado Knox Club Service Event

October 21, 2017

Homecoming 2017

October 27-29, 2017

Knox College students and alumni offer their words of wisdom for the incoming Class of 2021.

Knox Community Offers Advice for Incoming Students

Students and alumni offer their words of wisdom for the incoming Class of 2021.

Right now, Knox admission counselors are on the road visiting locales around the world. Know someone whose life would be changed by a Knox education? Let them know when we'll be in their area.

NASA published a report based on an experiment conducted by Leigh Scott '64 as a young scientist at the Goddard Space Flight Center in the early 1970s.

Colonel Julian Bond '91 has been appointed Acting Commander of Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos. He oversees all activities and responsibilities at the installation that supports more than 40 military and civilian tenant organizations and 6,000 drilling National Guard and Reserve troops.

Dylan Garcia '11 qualified for the Individual World Poetry Slam in Spokane, Washington.

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson and his son, Daniel Johnson '13, are doing well after Daniel donated a kidney to his father.

Fast Fact

Did You Know ...

Many online donors will now receive official, IRS-qualified e-receipts, which not only save time and cost, but trees as well!

Women's Basketball Coach Emily Cline mentors her team from the sidelines.

Knox Basketball Coach Guides Team Overseas

Knox basketball coach Emily Cline coaches an American women's team at The United World Games in Austria.

An exhibit at the Peoria Riverfront Museum through January 14, 2018, features 54 nationally recognized and emerging artists who live and work in central Illinois, including Knox Art Professors Andrea Ferrigno, Mark Holmes, Lynette Lombard, Tony Grant, Tim Stedman '09, and Mike Godsil '76.

An article by Gregory Gilbert, professor of art history, "The Hell of Modern Media: On Rauschenberg's Dante Series," appears in The Art Newspaper.

Karen Kampwirth '86, Robert W. Murphy Chair in Political Science, presented her research on the theoretical and historical roots of the LGBT movement in Nicaragua at the Central American Congress of Cultural Studies at Central America University in Managua, Nicaragua.

Tim Kasser, professor of psychology was featured in WalletHub's recent piece about the best and worst places to raise a family.

Frank McAndrew, Cornelia H. Dudley Professor of Psychology, has done more than a dozen media interviews on the creepiness of clowns in connection with the opening of the movie IT. A few of the media outlets include CNN, Salon, and Forbes Magazine.

Biology Professors Jim Mountjoy and Jennifer Templeton gave the invited research presentation "In the Eye of the Beholder: Visual Mate Choice Lateralization in Songbirds" in the Department of Radiology at the University of Washington. They were working with colleagues at UW, using PET/CT neuroimaging to identify brain regions required for mate choice in the avian brain.

Jeremy Schmidt '17 and Sara Stasik-O'Brien, assistant professor of psychology, had a paper published in the Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research entitled "Not Just Right Experiences in Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders." The paper was based on Schmidt's McNair Scholars research project.

Fast Fact

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Prairie Fire athletes are having a banner season. Knox football beat Ripon this weekend for the first time since 1987, both soccer teams were undefeated against Beloit and Lawrence, and women's tennis defeated Monmouth. See how all the teams are doing at Go Fire!

Pumphandle 2017 at Knox College

On the day before the first day of fall term, everyone at Knox stands in a long, twisty line on the south lawn of Old Main to shake hands. Some wear costumes and some get creative with their greetings. But in the end, everyone meets, face to face, hand to hand.

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