was shocked by the negative reviews. Please do not let
them scare you. These people have an ax to grind
because they are prima-donnas who expected college to be an
easy escape from home and be treated like royalty.
will get the bad stuff out of the way first:
yes, Galesburg sucks. But that's no different from other midwestern
towns. And it is very safe. It's not awful looking
and the weather is totally OK. There's nothing to do
- I admit that. Don't come to Knox for the
Also, because the faculty do so much research they
are distracted a lot.
The campus isn't very good looking.
We need more color. Old Main is nice, though.
for the many positives: Knox students are curious and spirited.
The teachers know their stuff and make an effort to
know everybody's name. They will treat you like an adult.
Some of them are spacey, but that's true for every
college I think. Study abroad isn't as amazing as the
material makes it out to be, but it's still good.
Art department is stellar. Sciences aren't as high caliber. Knox
places a lot of value on learning foreign languages so
my department - German - is strong.
The non-school stuff
is awesome! The campus activities are really fun and there
are a lot. The rivalry with Monmouth gets crazy and
we love it. There isn't a lot of partying, but
that doesn't mean we don't know how to have a
good time. (And to those people who say there's nothing
to do: you should be studying when you are supposedly
staring at the walls.) The food is great. Not a
lot of variety, but what is there is filling and
yummy. There are a lot of international students compared to
the size, which is unique to Knox.
Knox's name will
take you places. Consider it if you're looking for a
small liberal arts school that knows how to be silly
and is steeped in history.