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Beloit College is a four-year, independent, national college of liberal arts and sciences in southern Wisconsin. Students can expect to receive a premium education from scholars who put teaching first and involve students as much as possible in hands-on research. Small class sizes often result in professors becoming influential mentors, who empower their students to discover what they love to do and put into practice their newfound skills and knowledge to make a remarkable difference in the world. The result is that by the time Beloiters graduate, they haven't just accrued a transcript; they've compiled a strong resume that demonstrates an ability to think critically and creatively, communicate clearly, and collaborate effectively with diverse groups of people.

Beloit's 1,350 students come from nearly every state and more than 40 countries. With an incredible breadth of opportunities, a historic campus with modern facilities, a nationally recognized faculty, and creative, motivated students, Beloit is truly a "college that changes lives." Founded in 1846 on the Midwestern frontier, Beloit is Wisconsin's first college.

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Overview

Applicants
5,400
Acceptance Rate
54%
Average HS GPA
3.29

GPA Breakdown

19%
Over 3.75
15%
3.50 - 3.74
19%
3.25 - 3.49
20%
3.00 - 3.24
25%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49

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Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
510 - 650
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
530 - 660
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
24 - 30

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Early Decision — November 1

Early Decision II — January 15

Early Action — December 1


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Application Essay
Recommendation(s)

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
11:1
Total Faculty
141
with Terminal Degree
126

77
Women
64
Men
24
Minority
4
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
75%
Graduate in 5 years
85%
Graduate in 6 years
86%

Majors

  • AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES.

  • Chinese Studies.
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other.
  • Japanese Studies.

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biochemistry.
  • Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology.
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.
  • Environmental Biology.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Business/Managerial Economics.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer Science.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Education, General.

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Engineering, General.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • Creative Writing.
  • English Language and Literature/Letters, Other.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • Chinese Language and Literature.
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General.
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics.
  • Comparative Literature.
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General.
  • French Language and Literature.
  • German Language and Literature.
  • Japanese Language and Literature.
  • Russian Language and Literature.
  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other.
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematical Biology.
  • Mathematics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
  • Science, Technology and Society.

  • NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION.

  • Environmental Studies.
  • Forestry, General.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy.
  • Religion/Religious Studies.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Environmental Chemistry.
  • Geology/Earth Science, General.
  • Physics, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Anthropology.
  • Economics, General.
  • Economics, Other.
  • International Relations and Affairs.
  • Political Economy.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Sociology.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Acting.
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
  • Dance, General.
  • Dance.
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General.
  • Music, General.
  • Music.
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology.
  • Theatre Literature, History and Criticism.
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General.


Students Say

A small liberal arts college in southern Wisconsin, Beloit College offers students “small class sizes, [and] expansive study abroad opportunities” in an academic environment “that encourages debate and discovery.” Beloit “embraces individuality” by giving students “freedom to study what they are passionate about.” The student-designed “academic paths really can be customized to suit every student’s needs, interests, and goals.” One student explains that Beloit cultivates “critical thinkers who can put the liberal arts in practice.” The college curriculum stresses “intensive essay writing and an emphasis on self identity.” One molecular biology major characterizes this approach by explaining, “There is no such thing as a one-sided problem—at Beloit we ask the hard questions and approach solutions in a multidisciplinary manner that requires critical thinking, collaboration, and creativity.” Beloiters describe their academic experiences as “nothing short of phenomenal.” As one student explains, “My first day of classes teachers already knew my name by the time I sat down at the desk.” Students benefit from “many one-on-one experiences, hands-on classes, and project-based learning.” Because of the low student-to-faculty ratio and “motivated student body, it is possible to have close relationships with faculty that make for a more enriching college experience.” And students relish those relationships, describing their professors as “easily accessible,” “dynamic and knowledgeable.” “They have different ways of making us learn and are generally nice and open,” one student notes. Beloit professors also prove to be “very good resources for helping you with research, internships, and graduate school applications and program decisions.” Students appreciate that their professors “bring unique perspectives to class material, and the small class size allows them the flexibility to tailor the courses to their students.”

Degrees

Bachelor's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Derek Carrier (2012)
Tight end for the San Francisco 49ers

James Duffy (1949)
President of ABC Television

Joe Davis (2010)
play-by-play announcer Los Angeles Dodgers

Lorine Niedecker (1926)
Poet

Sam Ransom (1908)
First African-American collegiate basketball player

Matt Tolmach (1986)
Hollywood Executive & Movie Producer

W. Willard Wirtz (1933)
Secretary of Labor under Presidents Kennedy and Johnson

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
75%
Graduate in 5 years
85%
Graduate in 6 years
86%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Overview

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Dates

Application Deadlines
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$34,860

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$32,340

Average Need-Based Loan
$6,822

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
65%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$27,507

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$26,128

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$49,564
Required Fees
$476
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,400

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$3,800
Transportation for Commuters
$464

On-Campus Room and Board
$8,830
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal and Institutional

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

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Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,402
Foreign Countries Represented
28

Demographics

3.32%
Asian
6.95%
African-American
10.35%
Hispanic
55.51%
Caucasian
3.93%
Unknown
15.48%
International

53% female
47% male
85% are out of state
96% are full time
4% are part time

Students Say

Many students celebrate the “outstanding diversity of the student body,” including “a large international student population on campus and domestic students [who] come from all over the United States.” Others point out that, “while there is diversity on campus,...the campus is also overwhelmingly white.” Beloiters are predominantly liberal and “very engaged students and citizens, who are passionate about various causes and their academics.” Most agree that students aren’t afraid to address tough subjects and seek out “different opinions, backgrounds, and ideas that allow [them] to explore things outside of [their] comfort zone socially, personally, and intellectually.” Even for “students who have felt out of place before” arriving at college, Beloit provides “a safe space to learn.” “Beloit College students are a mixed bunch.” One student explains, “[We’re] unafraid to be different, and aesthetically unmatched by any other student body.”

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Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
88%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
98%

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Frat Sorority
Other
Theme Housing

Students Say

Beloit is “decorated by its open, welcoming community.” Students say that “there is a lot of freedom for students to learn from their mistakes while living on campus and to make their own decisions. Students at Beloit are responsible for taking initiative in their decisions to learn, both in the classroom and out.” Students report that there is a fair amount of “drinking on the weekend” but that “it’s usually done pretty safely.” Even though it is a small school, there is plenty on campus to keep students occupied: “Whether it’s a Greek event, Black Lives Matter panel, new movie screenings, school sponsored trip to a haunted house or musical, or our professors’ band is playing in the quad, there is always something going on.” Sports and extracurricular activities are also popular as “everyone is a part of at least one club, and usually several.” As spring rolls around students look forward “to Spring Day,” a day without classes when students enjoy “giant inflatable bouncy houses, caricature artists, free junk food, and the martial arts demonstration.”

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
The Learning Enrichment and Disability Services Office

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Joy de Leon, Ed.D., L.C.P.C.

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Documentation Required for LD

Information from an appropriate professional which indicates the impact of the LD on this student.

Documentation Required for ADHD

Information from an appropriate professional which indicates the impact of the ADHD on this student.

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
2

Dictionary allowed in exams
No

Computer allowed in exams
No

Spellchecker allowed in exams
No

Extended test time
No

Scribes
No

Proctors
No

Oral exams
No

Notetakers
No

Distraction-free environment
No

Accommodation for students with ADHD
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
113
Number of Honor Societies
6

Number of Social Sororities
3
Number of Religious Organizations
3

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

22% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Buccaneers)
10 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Football
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Buccaneers)
11 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball


Sustainability

Beloit College is certainly a leader within the sustainability movement And the school’s commitment to going green has never been stronger. For starters, Beloit operates the Sustainability Project Fund, which provides initial capital to environmentally friendly ventures. The proposed projects must also generate income or savings, a portion of which is then used to repay the original loan. The Fund allows students and faculty to implement policies and programs, which would otherwise be prohibited due to cost. Of course, the institution as a whole is also making an effort to be environmentally friendly. For example, several years ago the dining halls decided to go tray-less. This has resulted in a 35 percent reduction in waste. Additionally, they use locally sourced food and produce from the college vegetable garden whenever possible. Even better, two of the campus dining options have made the jump to biodegradable plates and utensils. Fortunately, there’s also plenty of action taking place beyond the kitchen. The new Science Center is LEED Platinum-certified, an honor bestowed upon only two other buildings in the state of Wisconsin. Further, any new campus landscaping is designed to emphasize local and historical ecosystems. The college uses vegetated low spots, called bioswales, to collect and retain storm-water runoff. Moreover, housekeepers are given environmentally friendly products to use. Finally, Beloit is extremely proud of its healthy and effective recycling program. Students and faculty alike have managed to recycle 76 tons of material (including paper, plastic, cans and glass). And an amazing 32 tons of yard waste was composted. These Buccaneers deserve a round of applause!

78/99

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Apple and Dell.

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Stephanie Marengere
Visit Coordinator

Address
Admissions Office
700 College St.
Beloit, WI 53511

Phone
608-363-2500

Email
visit@beloit.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Logan Museum of Anthropology
Wright Museum of Art
Center for the Sciences
Hendricks Center for the Performing Arts
Laura H. Idrich Neese Theatre Complex
Other popular spaces include the Poetry Garden, the Java Joint, Morse Library, the Sports Center, Pearsons Hall, and Strong Stadium.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Bushel and Pecks Local Market
Downtown Farmer's Market
Riverside Park
Telfer Park and The Snappers (minor league basebal
Downtown Beloit is within easy walking distance of the college and hosts growing and vibrant local establishments including the college's Hendricks Center for the Performing Arts, bookstore, and center for entrepreneurship; a bagel/coffee house; and several restaurants.

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday; Saturday during schoolyr
M-F: 8am-4:30pm; Saturday: 9am-12pm
608-363-2500

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
www.beloit.edu/openhouse

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
visit@beloit.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
HS seniors;2-night maximum stay; available only Sun-Thurs nights Sept-April

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
O'Hare International Airport in Chicago is 75 miles from campus; the Van Galder Bus Company (608-752-5407 or http://www.vangalderbus.com/) runs hourly shuttles from the airport to Beloit. Bus directions are available at the provided URL.

Driving Instructions to Campus
I-43, I-90, US Rtes. 14 and 51, and Rtes. 2, 75, 81, and 251 lead to Beloit. Signs posted on all major highways through the town will direct visitors to campus.

Local Accommodations
The College has 3 guest apartments on campus in a historic home. All the apartments have kitchens, although you may also use dining facilities on campus. The price is incredibly inexpensive. Call the Admissions Office at 800-356-0751 or 608-363-2500 to check on availability. Within walking distance of campus is The Ironworks IHotel (500 Pleasant St.; 608-362-5500). Amenities include newspaper, executive fitness center, limo and airport pick-up service, business center, laundry/dry cleaning pick up and delivery, on-site wine storage, personal cigar humidor in the lounge, and meeting and catering services. Also, several hotels are within 2 to 3 miles from campus. A full-service Holiday Inn (200 Dearborn St.; 815-389-3481) offers special rates to visitors of the College, Hampton Inn (2700 Cranston Rd.; 608-362-6000) and the Holiday Inn Express (2790 Milwaukee Rd.; 608-365-6000). For other lodging options, call the Admissions Office at 800-923-5648 or go to the Visit Beloit website at www.visitbeloit.com/.


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