College Junior 2013-08-27T01:19:10Z
Galesburg is a nice and quiet place with quite some opportunities to get involved but there are also a lot lacking. It however makes up for this with its proximity to Peoria, the Quad cities as well as being just a train ride away from Chicago so it definitely helps to be able to escape the serene atmosphere for the raucous noise of the city once on a while.
College Freshman 2013-08-26T04:30:13Z
I got fantastic scholarships but unfortunately it didn't completely cover my financial aid needs... at first. Knox is really good about working with families to cover the needs of their students to help everyone afford Knox. I just talked with my admissions advisor and after one meeting we made paying for school entirely affordable.
College Freshman 2013-08-26T04:27:36Z
There is a lot of different options and the dining hall does events to spice things up a bit. There is also several options other than the main dining hall to provide a nice meal or snack.
College Freshman 2013-08-26T04:24:41Z
Parking is free. Sometimes parking can be a little difficult, though!
College Freshman 2013-08-26T04:23:28Z
They have a few different computer labs, including one for macs and one for PCs. They give you 1000 pages free when it comes to printing things so if you use paper wisely, you can easily live off of this. They have wifi but you need to have their special virus software, which can be difficult to download in some cases.
College Junior 2013-08-23T19:32:34Z
Galesburg is a town that takes time to learn to love. It is small, Midwestern (read: predominantly conservative and working-class), and has struggled with more than its fair share of economic struggles in the past few decades. But it also has a lot of heart. Galesburg residents are resilient and down-to-earth. There are some incredible small, locally-owned shops and businesses scattered throughout town, and some FANTASTIC restaurants for those days when you want to get off campus/out of the dining halls and explore. Galesburg also boasts a Target, a Wal-Mart, two HyVees (a Midwestern grocery store chain), two Walgreen's, and various other stores where you can stock up on necessities, as well as tons of fast food options. If you absolutely need to satisfy an urban fix, Chicago and St. Louis are both about 3 hours away by train, and Peoria and the Quad Cities are about 40 minutes away.
College Junior 2013-08-23T19:22:09Z
Campus boasts an incredible amount of diversity, especially for a small Midwestern school, and is welcoming to all students. No matter a student's race, ethnicity, nation of origin, sexual orientation, gender presentation, socioeconomic status, religious belief, political ideology, etc., there is a place for them at Knox.
College Junior 2013-08-23T15:40:53Z
Public transportation is really good when they are running, however, if you a bus at night, you won't get on. You will be able to call a cab, which is pretty much affordable.
College Junior 2013-08-23T15:30:53Z
Greek Life at Knox is pretty chill. Fraternities and Sororities hold events that cater to the whole college. It isn't a dominate part of Knox though, so people do not feel like it's an obligation to be part of a Greek organization. Greek organizations are mostly recognized because of their Philanthropic (community service) events. They really believe in helping the community they find themselves in, as well as other communities. In general, Greek organizations at Knox is about making friends and developing relationships with people you would usually not surround yourself with. It's your choice and it's not a big deal if you aren't part of it :)
College Sophomore 2013-08-22T19:28:16Z
Guys & Girls:
People at Knox, regardless of sex, are very liberal, open minded, and forward thinking. We all generally have a love of learning and a strive to help better our world and society in any way we can.
College Sophomore 2013-08-22T19:25:55Z
Academics here at Knox are awesome. I love all of the professors in my major and always enjoy my classes here. They care very much about their students and the subjects that they are teaching. At Knox, you will get to know your professors very well. I've been to my Latin professor's house twice, once to help her cook! The majority of classes here revolve around discussion which keeps them engaging and interesting. You will never have a "pointless" class here.
College Sophomore 2013-08-22T19:18:33Z
Knox is a small college and has a small campus, therefore the parking is easy to find and free. If I remember correctly, the parking pass was free as well.
College Sophomore 2013-08-19T18:45:42Z
As an international relations major, I have ample opportunities to learn from professors with real world experience in their fields. There are many opportunities to participate in undergraduate research and to share my ideas not only with the Knox community but with people all over the world. There are many networking opportunities that students will find in whatever major they choose.
College Sophomore 2013-08-19T18:42:50Z
All students who apply to Knox are automatically considered for academic scholarships. As a division III college, we do not offer athletic scholarships, however that doesn't mean that an athlete cannot receive any other scholarships or financial aid. We also offer a variety of scholarships in our arts departments that students can apply/audition for without having to major in those fields. Most students get the financial help they need, which is great because there are people from all types of socioeconomic backgrounds here.
College Sophomore 2013-08-19T18:39:31Z
Most students at Knox participate in some type of internship/real world experience (it's a graduation requirement). I myself have not participated in one yet, but as an International Relations major, I'm hoping to work with local and international government organizations during my time here.
College Sophomore 2013-08-19T18:30:47Z
No two Knox students are alike. Not only are people racially and culturally diverse, but the range of interests and personalities on this campus is unbelievable. One of the things that I appreciate most about being here is that students are so involved on campus in so many different areas of interest. If you're an athlete at Knox, chances are you also like to write poetry or are involved in Greek Life. No one here just participates in one activity.
College Sophomore 2013-08-19T18:28:25Z
Knox has been nothing short of my home away from home. Everyone here is really unique, but in the midst of all our differences, we find a way to come together as a strong, supportive community. In my short time here at Knox, I can say that I've met people from all over the world. Each and every student, faculty, staff etc. has some interesting life story that they're willing to share with people and I think that is just one of the many things that contributes to the strong academic environment that we have here. Professors really care about the students; it's evident that they're primary passion/job is teaching, not research and they're oftentimes extremely approachable. I can honestly say that I'm excited to go back to school during every break, and that is not an experience that I had in high school. I truly love being a Knox student and even though it has its flaws, I've grown to appreciate everything that this college has to offer; good and bad.
Recent Alumnus 2013-08-15T18:45:13Z
A tradition of free inquiry, independent thought, and diverse perspectives; Knox is one of the most diverse colleges in the nation, enrolling 1,400 students from 48 states and 46 countries, 7% come from overseas and 18% are students of color from the U.S. Our curriculum allows students to develop their own educational plan choosing from over 50 majors and minors and applying their education through study abroad, internships, and undergraduate research. In fact, 83% of Knox students complete complete an independent study, research, or creative project in addition to learning from accomplished scholar-teachers who encourage them to explore ideas and places, stretch their intellect and their talents, blend thought with action, and fuse imagination with initiative.
Recent Alumnus 2013-08-15T18:25:49Z
My experience at Knox was everything I could have hoped for. Academically, I appreciated the direct engagement of our professors and the diverse perspective of my classmates. I was exposed to a lot of new ideas and, as a result, had my identity and ideas challenged in a way I didn't expect. It was at times tough but ultimately a really good thing. I was lucky enough to be able to compete in several sports but fell in love with the tradition that is Knox College Club Lacrosse. I really enjoyed being able to help run the club and enjoyed that we were able to compete with and sometimes even beat some bigger Division I schools. After growing up abroad, I greatly appreciated being back in an environment where diversity was deeply respected. As was the case for most Knox students, I made many friends for life, several of whom are now family. Lastly, I was fortunate to share my college experience with my younger brother, who also went to Knox.
Besides truly getting a world-class education, which I realize more and more every day, Knox empowered and equipped me to pursue my dreams. When I came to Knox and said I wanted to combine my passions of Africa and technology (not exactly a hot topic 10 years ago), Knox responded by saying, "Ok, that's not crazy. Let's help you get there." As a result, I was encouraged to double major in computer science and integrated international studies and turn the research I started during my study abroad program in Zimbabwe into an Honor's project. The Honors Program at Knox is incredible. Not only are you allowed the time to dive into a topic, but you are given real resources including an office and funding for research as well. In bringing in an outside examiner for my Honor's defense, Knox in effect told me that my ideas are important. For an undergraduate student about to begin his career, this was extremely empowering. When your professors and friends from Knox believe in you, it's a lot easier to believe in yourself.
College Sophomore 2013-08-05T06:51:04Z
One of the things which Knox champions in its pamphlets and brochures are "professor scholars"-- professors who continue to produce work in their chosen fields, rather than simply teaching. Not only does every teacher have experience, but all of them have vastly differing experiences-- experiences which they are willing to share. Professors at Knox excel at teaching above and beyond the classroom-- they teach students not only skills that they can use at Knox, but skills that they can use for the rest of their lives.
College Sophomore 2013-07-23T05:10:41Z
Music Education is one of the busiest and most time-constraining majors, it's also a smaller one(Knox mainly attracts Creative Writing and Theatre and Psychology). Both the Education major and Music major have a specific set of classes that are best taken in a certain order. Getting into the classes and switching my advisors was fairly easy. They told you what to do and directed you to all the right places, as well as helped you with any paperwork that you needed to fill out and submit. What I really like, is that there are options inside of a require course. For example, for my music division I need to take a seminar level class, but can choose from three different courses- 18th century, 19th Century or 20th century.
Lastly, and what I am most looking forward to, is student teaching my senior year. At Knox, you get your education program finished within the 4 years you're there, unlike other places which require 5years. This means, one you graduate, you're certified to teach anywhere in Illinois and most other states(with the exception of a few, which require just some quick paperwork.)
College Sophomore 2013-07-23T04:58:20Z
It's a private liberal arts for a reason. There's frequent drinking and parties, public hookah smoking, and yes, even pot. If you're of age, you're allowed to have alcohol in your room and drink it, but not publicly(note: this hasn't stopped students before), but if you do get caught, with anything, your best option is to fess up. You'll get a slap on the wrist, and a warning. They won't call your parents or anything- that's for the second time. Third time it presents a problem, you'll be put up against the academic board and possibly suspended for a term. Mostly, just be safe. That's what everyone cares about. Campus safety won't judge you, neither will most teachers and administrators, being the place it is, everyone knows what it's like(they were once young too). So, not a big problem. Just make sure you know what's important to you, and you can still have fun.
College Sophomore 2013-07-23T04:52:23Z
There are plenty of apartments as well as townhouses for off-campus living. You can still be on board, and you have your own sink, stove, etc. You also still have free cable and internet. It's pretty nice, but it can also be some ways off of campus. Depending on where you live, you'll have more walking to do to get to the heart of campus. You'll also be likely to be farthest from the Fitness center.
College Sophomore 2013-07-23T04:45:01Z
There are buses that run in Galesburg. The price is around 30 cents(60, forward and back). While some cities might boast a system like clockwork, ours is a bit more sporadic. So, sometimes it might be a little early, or a little late.
However, you really only need them if you're trying to get to Wal-Mart or Target. There's a quickmart gas station like 5minutes away from campus, and a mini strip mall, dollar general and street filled with shops within a 10minute walk of campus.
Most people have a bike, or walk to get where they need. It's up to your needs. B- for typical car and bus. But A+ if you don't mind walking and bike rides.
College Senior 2013-07-17T19:29:40Z
Lots of majors, self-made major program if you want
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