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Knox College

Bachelor's programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (2)
Social Sciences (1)



Our founding document (called the Circular and Plan) opposed slavery in all forms -- physical, spiritual, intellectual -- and declared that the College would be accessible to students regardless of their financial means, regardless of their race. This was a radical idea at the time. Our roots matter.


Combining inquiry in traditional as well as newer disciplines with the integrative perspective of interdisciplinary work; building from basic skills of writing, reading, calculating and critical analysis to opportunities for sophisticated student research and creative expression. 


The Office of Institutional Research at Knox College supports the College's mission by providing accurate, timely, and insightful information to the Knox community. We support the College's planning and decision-making through close collaborations with the faculty and staff.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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Student services

The Campus Life Office promotes the importance of being a member of a vital, diverse residential community by providing as many different housing options as possible. It also assists students in making the most of their time outside the classroom through student organizations, and event planning. 

Housing services

The Knox campus is home for the nearly 1,400 students who live in the residence halls and on-campus apartments, eat in the student union, study in the libraries, labs and classrooms, work in campus offices, play in the gymnasiums, athletic fields, and game areas, and perform in the theatres and recital halls. 

Library services

Knox College has two libraries, Seymour Library and the Science-Mathematics Library. The Knox College Library is a member of the RAILS Library System and a governing member of the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois and is an active participant in interlibrary loan programs serving public, school, and academic libraries throughout Illinois. 

Medical services

There are many different types of facilities where you can receive care, and it's important to understand how these facilities function and how much they can cost, as cost and wait time vary depending on your needs and the purpose of the facility you visit.

Student Life

Campus life

The Knox campus is spacious and inviting, with broad expanses of lawn, tennis courts, playing fields and a generous profusion of trees and other greenery, including much that flowers spectacularly in the spring. There are ample open spaces, as well as more secluded, shady spots for a quiet stroll, reading a novel or just being alone. For all the spaciousness of the 90-acre campus, however, the distance from wherever you may be to wherever you want to go is seldom more than two city blocks.

Student clubs

Student organizations affect life at Knox in significant ways. Their activities include community service projects, cultural events, social gatherings, and all-college explorations of issues such as nuclear arms control or diversity


Knox College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.