KNOX COLLEGE (ILLINOIS)

United States, Illinois

Established in 1837, Knox College is a private liberal arts college in Illinois. Knox provides its students with an education that prepares them to be engaged, innovative, and productive global citizens, ready to lead lives of purpose and to work in fields that don't even exist yet. It has students from across 49 countries creating a diverse population on the campus. The student-faculty ratio is 11:1 which really devotes time and attention to every single student. Knox College offers over 92 majors and minors. It has a record of 89% of the students completing the independent study, research, or creative projects.  

Campus Life

Spread across an 82-acre campus, Knox College has 45 academic and residential buildings. The Andrew Fitness Center, a 13,000 sq ft facility features state-of-the-art equipment and is significantly larger than the former fitness center. The centerpiece of the campus is Old Main, a national historic landmark. The Seymour library was ranked 3rd best library in the nation by the Princeton Review. It houses 350,000 books and more than 14,000 periodicals. It has six new academic centers namely The center for career and pre-professional development, the center for advanced studies, global studies, community service, and intercultural life.  

Noted Alumni

Among the notable alumni, Edgar Addison Bancroft, lawyer; Barry Bearak, New York Times journalist; Amy Carlson, actress; Vir Das, comedian; Eugene Field, poet; George Helgesen Fitch, author; Otto Harbach, songwriter; Bob Jamieson, ABC news correspondent; and many more.