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It's a very good idea to visit if

Oct 25 2012Undecided
It's a very good idea to visit if you're considering attending Knox. I never realized how awful it would be to live in a city with no pulse, and a social life always involves beer and/or drugs. I'm a conscientious student, and I'm regularly left with nothing to do once I finish my homework. There really is nothing to do, besides walk into "town" and go to one of the 3 nice coffee/cafe/dessert places. It seemed quaint when I visited, but really it's quite stifling.
1st Year Female -- Class 2016
Faculty Accessibility: A, Surrounding City: F

This school is known for giving great financial

Jul 26 2012Psychology
This school is known for giving great financial aid. Unfortunately, you get what you pay for. I was better prepared for the real world coming out of my high school than I was leaving this college. I was never challenged, stuffed with busywork, and never learned a thing. The teachers are a hit or miss - some are exceptional, some are awful. Everyone (student and faculty alike) are so afraid and so cut-throat, trying to push everyone else down, it's disgusting. Do not go here unless absolutely necessary.
4th Year Female -- Class 2011
Individual Value: A, Education Quality: F

Although there were some good professors, Knox was

Jun 04 2011Undecided
Although there were some good professors, Knox was the worst experience of my life. Claiming to be a liberal school with a rigorous education, Knox is nothing more than a frat farm--nearly half the student body is in a frat or sorority--rife with mean, drunk, clicky, close-minded, and intolerant individuals. Galesburg, Illinois, being the conservative racist place that it is--feels like the Alabama bible belt, full of churches and lawns waving confederate flags-- doesn't provide the student a good get away from the "Knox bubble" on campus. Also, when I was there, campus food was a health hazard. To top it all off, the dean, Xavier Romano, is an enthusiastic former frat boy who cares more about Greek expansion than quality food, let alone education. No matter how brilliant one's teachers are, Knox allows conformists to "grow" or "find one's own way" while leaving individuals ostracized and helplessly sad. Knox today is a far cry from the Abolitionist school that it once was. Instead of promoting tolerance, acceptance, and solidarity, Knox's environment compels students to be divided and mean to each other. To open-minded students who want to be happy, Knox is a no go zone. Don't be fooled by the propaganda they send you in the mail!
1st Year Male -- Class 2015
Faculty Accessibility: B-, Education Quality: F
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