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Beloit College

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About Beloit College

Beloit College was founded in 1846, when Wisconsin was still a territory. The early curriculum was built on the classical tradition, but students were given an unusual amount of freedom to choose their own courses. Today, Beloit is recognized for its longstanding commitment to curricular innovation, and its first-year initiatives and international education programs.

The Beloit College community is diverse and noted for its passionate engagement with ideas and the world. Its 1250 students are from nearly every state, the District of Columbia, and 40 nations. Twenty-seven percent of its students are domestic minorities or students from countries other than the United States. No more than ten percent of a graduating class is represented in any one of Beloit's majors.

97% of Beloit's 105 full-time faculty members hold a Ph.D. or the highest degree in their field. Teaching is the faculty's highest priority but all professors are active scholars and artists. Many are leaders in educational reform. Professors serve as mentors, guides, and partners on research projects and academic work. A strong tradition of student-teacher collaboration contributes to the college's lively intellectual community.

Beloit offers more than fifty majors, more than thirty minors, and a number of dual-degree and preprofessional programs. A flexible curriculum, grounded in rigorous study encourages independent research, fieldwork, and collaboration with peers and professors. Coursework is interdisciplinary, experiential, and global in scope. The average class size is 15 students; Beloit has a 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio.

Campus information

Beloit's wooded forty-acre campus includes buildings designed in a range of architectural styles; four buildings are listed on the National or State Register of Historic Places. The campus is marked by winding pathways, expansive lawns, displays of public art, and ancient effigy mounds.

The college's academic facilities include the internationally recognized Logan Museum of Anthropology, theWright Museum of Art, a state of the art performing arts complex and research labs equipped with advanced technology in the LEED Certified Center for the Sciences. Beloit offers more than thirty international programs, dozens of domestic study programs, and hundreds of internships and field study programs.

Beloit is only about an hour-and-a-half drive from Chicago and Milwaukee—O’Hare International Airport is just a quick, easy bus ride away—and the state capital, Madison, is just a 45-minute drive on Interstate 90. With multiple events happening on campus every night, the problem is not usually what to do, but what you’ll have to miss.

From the farmers market to the film festival to Friday-night open mics, there’s much more to this revitalized, reborn river city than you might expect. It’s a little bit of everything that you’d find anywhere else, but flavored by Wisconsin, the Midwest, and its diverse inhabitants.


There are four types of housing at Beloit College. As a first year student, you will be placed in a traditional residence hall. As early as the second semester, you will have opportunities to choose other options. You can review each section to learn about each residence hall.


Courses available 10

Accounting & Finance 1 Applied, Pure Sciences 5 Computer Science, IT 1 Creative Arts & Design 1 English Language 1 Humanities & Social Sciences 1


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