I highly recommend Knox College; it was a great place for me to learn critical thinking, writing, and other skills that have served me very well in the several careers I've had since graduating. It's a very personal place where the professors care about teaching and about the development and success of each student. The financial aid I received was very generous.
In terms of tips or advice, I'd suggest taking a look at the many wonderful off-campus programs offered by Knox or the consortium to which it belongs, the Associated Colleges of the Midwest. Galesburg is a historic and interesting city, but it's small and is going through a bit of a rough time economically, so it's great to break up your time there by studying abroad or elsewhere in the U.S.
In the 1905 college football season, 18 men were killed and 159 more permanently injured during regular U.S. collegiate football games. The NCAA was subsequently formed to establish rules and require protective equipment.