Knox College

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Knox College, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Galesburg, IL, a predominately rural area. Knox College has an enrollment of about a thousand students.

Students can submit either the ACT or SAT exam scores to this school. A score within the range of 1090 to 1350 on the SAT exam, or 24 to 31 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Knox College average GPA ranges from 3.35 to 3.71 for accepted students. This school has an acceptance rate of about 68 percent with 14 percent of applicants choosing to continue on and enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Knox College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Knox College was reported as 68.3% in Fall 2020 with over 3,400 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 24 - 31
  • Average GPA: 3.35 - 3.71

How Hard Is It to Get into Knox College?

Applicant Selectivity: High

The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to Knox College is considered high, with many applicants scoring in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having an excellent high school GPA.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Knox College has been slowly getting higher over the past years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 65.2%
  • 2017-2018: 71.6%
  • 2018-2019: 74.2%
  • 2019-2020: 68.3%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 65.3%

How Does Knox College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Knox College is twenty percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Monmouth College66.7%
Augustana College56.6%
Saint Ambrose University76.8%
Eureka College61.8%
Iowa Wesleyan College58.3%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Recommended
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Knox College (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading550 - 670
Math540 - 680
Total Score1090 - 1350
ACT®Score Range
English24 - 34
Math21 - 28
Composite Score24 - 31
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