Knox College Rankings

By | April 19, 2020

Located in Galesburg, IL, Knox College is one of the best universities in the state of Illinois. On this page, you will find in-depth rankings for Knox College in the following areas: graduation rates, teaching  resources, financing opportunities, and alumni donations. Latest acceptance rate is also given to show how competitive is Knox College.

2 E. South Street Galesburg, IL 61401
Phone: (800) 678-5669
Web site:

Rankings: Knox College

Rankings, Ratings, and Admissions Statistics
Overall Ranking: 80
Score: 55
Peer college rating (out of 5) 3.0
Graduation and retention ranking: 77
Average freshman retention rate: 88.5%
6-year graduation rate: 75.0%
Predicted graduation rate: 72%
Overperformance(+)/Underperformance(-): 3
Faculty resources ranking: 147
Classes with under 20 students (2020): 57.5%
Classes with 50 or more students (2020): 0.5%
Student faculty ratio (2020): 11:1
Percent of faculty who are full-time (2020) 93.3%
Student selectivity ranking: 60
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile (2020) 26-31
2020 Freshmen in top 10 percent of high school class: 44%
Freshmen in top 25 percent of high school class (2020): 76%
Fall 2020 Acceptance rate: 65.6%
Financial resources rank: 120
Alumni giving rank: 50
Average alumni giving rate (2020): 35.7%

Knox College History

Essential Facts: Knox College

  • Of the students at Knox College, 60 percent have cars on campus.
  • Knox College is a private institution that was founded in 1837. Knox College’s ranking in the 2020 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, #66.
  • Knox College was founded as Knox Manual Labor College in 1837 by a group of Presbyterians and Congregationalists organized by George Washington Gale.

Rules and regulations Sports Activities 

General Information  
Percent of undergraduate students who live in college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing: 87%
Percent of undergraduates who are members of a fraternity: 35%
Percent of student body who are members of a sorority: 20%
Average percentage of students on campus during weekends: 75%
Are all students permitted to have cars on campus? Yes
Percent of students who have cars on campus: 40%
Is alcohol permitted on campus for students of legal age? Yes
Additional policies and regulations: class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited
Collegiate athletic association: NCAA III
Men’s scholarship sports: N/A
Women’s scholarship sports: N/A
Student activities: campus ministries, choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, international student organization, jazz band, literary magazine, model UN, music ensembles, radio station, student government, student newspaper, symphony orchestra