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Knox College

Knox College
2 E. South Street
Galesburg, IL 61401


International Admissions:

Josh Ferchau,
Coordinator of International Admission
Phone: 011-( 309 341-7136)
Fax: 011-(309-341-7070)

Regional Accreditor

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Carnegie Classification

Bac/A&S: Baccalaureate Colleges--Arts & Sciences

Levels of Degree or Certification Offered

Bachelor's Degrees

Academic Programs Available

Bachelor's Degrees

  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American Government and Politics (United States) - American Politics
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization - American Studies
  • Anthropology - and Sociology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General - Ceramics, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other - Buisness and Management
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Dance, General
  • Economics, General
  • English Literature (British and Commonwealth) - English Literature
  • Environmental Studies
  • French Language and Literature
  • General Studies - Greek
  • General Studies - Greek and Roman Culture
  • General Studies - Independent Major
  • General Studies - Integrated International Studies
  • General Studies - Modern Languages and Classics
  • General Studies - Peace Corps Preparatory Program
  • General Studies - Comparative Politics
  • General Studies - Religious Studies
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • International Relations and Affairs - International Relations
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Japanese Studies
  • Journalism
  • Latin American Studies
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Law - pre-law
  • Mathematics, General - Financial Mathematics
  • Mathematics, General
  • Medicine - pre-medicine
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General - Political Science
  • Psychology, General
  • Social Work, Other - Social Service
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Sports Studies
  • Visual and Performing Arts, Other - Design & Technology, Directing, Dramatic Literature & History, Performance
  • Women's Studies - Gender and Women's Studies

Cost of Academic Year 2011-2012 (9 months: August - May)




$ 30,507

$ 6,726


Financial Assistance

Knox College offers limited scholarships for international students who demonstrate both financial need and strong academic preparation. The maximum financial award, including merit based academic scholarships, is approximately one-half of the total annual cost. The student must submit the Financial Aid Application for International Students as well as the Proof of Financial Support Statement to apply; both forms are available on our website.


Student Demographics

Number of Undergraduate Students:
Number of International Undergraduate Students:
Total Number of Students:
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Campus housing is available for the full four years. There is no application deadline, but students must submit their enrollment deposit to Knox before May 1 to secure their place in the class.


What Is Special?

Knox College is a small liberal arts college located in Galesburg, Illinois, about three hours from the cosmopolitan city of Chicago. These are a few reasons why you should choose Knox.

You'll develop your own educational plan. Working closely with your faculty advisor, you'll develop your own personal educational plan uniquely suited to your educational goals and aspirations in life. Your plan will guide you through your four years at Knox and give you complete ownership of your education.

You'll have a wealth of opportunities to apply your education. Knox students are a curious, adventurous and independent bunch, and Knox encourages that curiosity and independence by awarding more than $150,000 annually to individual students for undergraduate research. In addition, Knox offers more than 30 off-campus study programs that send students to countries all over the world. You can also get valuable real world experience through one of the many internship opportunities Knox provides.

You'll live on a diverse, stimulating campus. More than 9 percent of Knox students come from overseas (U.S.News & World Report ranked Knox among the 19 most international liberal arts colleges), and more than 14 percent are American students of color (U.S. News & World Report also ranked Knox among the country's most diverse campuses). Knox students also come from a wide variety of religious and socio-economic backgrounds. The vibrant mix of cultures, languages and perspectives they bring with them make for a campus that truly reflects the increasing interconnectedness of our world. Couple that diversity with Knox's unique penchant for self-expression, conversation and tolerant debate, and you've got a place where even the simplest social interaction becomes an opportunity to learn and grow.

You'll acquire the freedom to flourish. The breadth and depth of a Knox education will provide you with the skills, information and ability to function independently that you need to flourish in any endeavor. Our alumni are the proof. Knox is in the top 2 percent of all institutions that produce successful Ph.D. candidates, and ranks 11th in math and science candidates. Knox alumni successfully pursue a wide variety of careers in business, science, the arts, and social services. They include attorneys, physicians, CEOs, college professors, computer programmers, teachers, artists, writers and business consultants. In addition, many Knox graduates enter the Peace Corps or build careers of service in government and the nonprofit sector.


Websites for International Students


TOEFL scores and ESL Programs (English as a Second Language)

TOEFL is required from all international students. Students whose first language is English do not have to submit TOEFL. Students who have been instructed primarily in English throughout their schooling may also be exempted from the TOEFL requirement. Minimum TOEFL scores are: 550 on the Paper-Based Exam (PBT); 213 on the Computer-Based Exam (CBT) and 80 on the Internet-Based Exam (iBT).

No. Knox does offer some support for international students who need extra help with their language skills, but does not offer ESL classes or programs.

Application Deadline:
First year students:
Early Action – December 1st: students will receive an admission decision by the end of December. Early Action applicants may apply to other colleges and have until May 1st to make a final college selection.
Regular Decision – February 1st: students will receive an admission decision by March 31.
Transfer students:
Fall Term: April 15th
Winter Term: November 1st
Spring Term: January 15th


Study Illinois Institutional Contacts

Josh Ferchau
2 East South Street
Galesburg, IL 61401-4999
Phone: 011-(309-341-7136)
Fax: 011-(309-341-7070)