Beloit College

Students walk together in front of a Beloit College sign

“What Beloit turns out is a better, more effective person, and one who tends to go on getting better … [Beloit] outproduces very selective schools in graduates who make significant contributions and achievements.”
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We’ve been learning in person on campus since Fall 2020, following safety protocols that have served our community well. Our students worked alongside faculty and administrators to draft the Student Statement of Culture that allows us to enjoy the full campus experience.
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Beloit College
700 College Street
Beloit, Wisconsin 53511
608.363.2500 / 800.9BELOIT (923-5648)
⋅ 1,275 students
⋅ 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio
⋅ Average class size: 15
⋅ Students come from 43 states, 39 countries, and the District of Columbia.
⋅ Tuition and Fees: $54,184
⋅ Room, Board, and Fees: $10,524
⋅ 98% of enrolling students receive gift aid.
⋅ Average financial aid offer: $49,000

A class discusses an object in the Logan Museum
Swimmers in the Powerhouse pool
Students collaborate on a laser retroreflector
Outdoor class discussion
Students socialize in a first-year residence hall room

Beloit graduates are what the world needs now: people who are entrepreneurial, intellectually and professionally agile, and adept at seizing opportunities. Effective communicators, productive collaborators, creative problem-solvers. People who know how to build a future that works for everyone.

Our mission statement makes clear who we are and what we are committed to: “Beloit College engages the intelligence, imagination, and curiosity of its students, empowering them to lead fulfilling lives marked by high achievement, personal responsibility, and public contribution in a diverse society.” An emphasis on international and interdisciplinary perspectives, the integration of knowledge with experience, and close collaboration among peers, professors, and staff equips our students to approach the complex problems of the world ethically and thoughtfully. We stand for the power of connection, compassion, and community, and we are innovative in our response to emerging needs. Recognizing the shifts in the world around us — and quickly adapting — drives and distinguishes Beloit.

Beloit is an independent, four-year, residential liberal arts and sciences college located in south-central Wisconsin, 96 miles northwest of Chicago and an hour’s drive from Madison and Milwaukee. The City of Beloit is a diverse community, built in part by families who arrived as part of the Great Migration. The city is also now home to an international film festival, a renovated iron mill housing a tech hub and business incubator, and over 200 businesses and organizations that welcome our students as interns, researchers, and volunteers.

Worth Noting

Recent Accolades
We take pride in rankings that recognize what truly matters: undergraduate teaching, first-year experience, innovation, high value, and what U.S. News terms social mobility. We’re also recognized for welcoming international students, a part of our commitment to sustaining a diverse and inclusive campus community.

In 2020-21, the college received national attention and acclaim for its Beloit Action Plan, an innovative, student-centered, forward-looking response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The proactive plan launched the Advanced Mentoring Program, Career Channels, and several financial support programs, all of which continue to shape a Beloit education today.

Top Innovator
For the second consecutive year, Beloit has been named among the top 10 most innovative liberal arts schools by U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges list. The ranking highlights institutions taking bold steps to change their curriculum, campus life, facilities, and technology. Based strictly on peer review and nomination, the ranking identifies colleges the public should “watch” because of their inventive approaches to education.

Value and Affordability
Beloit College is committed to making our high-value education affordable for all students. We routinely rank among top schools for “Best Value” for our merit and need-based financial aid. Our Net Price Calculator can estimate the aid available based on your family’s financial circumstances.

Study Abroad
About 35% of Beloit students spend a semester studying abroad — in China, Ecuador, England, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Morocco, the Netherlands, Norway, Russia, and Senegal, among other countries. Visit for more information on international education.

Advanced Mentoring Program
Within 72 hours of making a deposit, our Advanced Mentoring Program — AMP — pairs you with a faculty advisor who welcomes you into the community, shares helpful resources, and walks you through the process of registering for classes, for starters. Throughout the first two years at Beloit, AMP offers cross-disciplinary classes addressing issues of interest, personalized guidance, and an advisory group that serves as a home base within the larger college community.

Career Works
Beloit College believes that students’ future well-being depends on career readiness. Career Works coaches guide students to internships, research opportunities, community service, and networks that blend their academic work with career goals and offer opportunities to test, integrate, and evaluate knowledge and skills learned in the classroom. As they graduate from Beloit, students tap into the Power Grid, our network of alumni ready to engage with them as they move from transcript to resume and a meaningful working life.

Career Channels
Inspired by our longstanding commitment to pragmatic and purposeful education, Career Channels engage students in exploration of 21st century career opportunities, from health and healing to business and entrepreneurship. Participants gain access to peers, mentors, and resources that deepen their interests, expand their networks, and focus their career plans. The result: a relevant, real-world college experience — and graduates who are confident, focused, and employable.

The Center for Entrepreneurship in Liberal Education (CELEB) is a one-of-a-kind program you won’t find at any other undergraduate school. Housed two blocks from campus in the heart of the city’s revitalized downtown district, its 18,000+ square feet are dedicated to music, art, digital media, prototyping, and traditional start-ups. The center is open to all students whether you already have an idea or are merely intrigued by the possibilities of self-employment. You’ll get resources, mentorship, and hands-on experience in accounting, marketing, development, and management—skills that entrepreneurs need and employers want. The experience will differentiate you from your peers.

The Powerhouse
Beloit has long been a powerhouse, and now it has a powerhouse: a converted power plant along the nearby Rock River transformed by MacArthur Prize-winning architect Jeanne Gang and her Studio Gang firm. The building opened in winter 2020 as a state-of-the-art, sustainable student union, recreation center, and athletics facility for Beloit students, faculty, and staff.

Marjorie and James Sanger Center for the Sciences
This Platinum-level LEED-certified, environmentally sustainable building houses seven departments. The innovative design of classroom and laboratory spaces encourages interdisciplinary learning, critical for today’s science students to take a leadership role in 21st century science.

Hendricks Center for the Arts
Located in downtown Beloit, just two blocks from campus, the Hendricks Center for the Arts is the centralized home of the college’s dance and music programs. A creatively adapted 48,000-square-foot historic building (once a post office, then the public library), the space includes an orchestral room, many practice rooms, four studio classrooms, a state-of-the-art film classroom, and design and staging labs.

Wright Museum of Art and Logan Museum of Anthropology
Unusual for a college of our size, we are home to two teaching museums: the Wright Museum of Art and the Logan Museum of Anthropology. The Wright Museum of Art provides the college and local community with diverse opportunities to appreciate, interact with, and understand the visual arts through exhibitions, collections, and programming. The Logan Museum of Anthropology engages the Beloit College community in learning about the world’s cultures, anthropology, and museology. Through its collections and programs, the museum fosters the integration of knowledge and experience to enrich learning.

Faculty & Academics
  • 10:1 student-faculty ratio
  • 90% of full-time faculty hold the most advanced degree in their field.
  • Nobel Prize winners, U.S. Poet Laureates, and internationally renowned human rights leaders. The Beloit Residencies program brings as many as seven distinguished scholars to campus each year to teach and work with students.
Areas of Study
Our traditional majors are listed below. However, students may also work with faculty to create interdisciplinary fields of study within and across our Career Channels. You can also learn more about our academic offerings on our our website.

African Studies
Ancient Mediterranean Studies
– Studio art
Asian Studies
– Biology
– Environmental Biology
Business and Economics
– Applied Chemistry
– Chemistry
– Environmental Chemistry
Chinese Language and Culture
Cognitive Science
Comparative Literature
Computer Science
Critical Identity Studies
Data Analytics & Science
– Data Analytics
– Data Science
Economics and Business
– Business Economics
– Economics
– International Political Economy
– Quantitative Economics
Education and Youth studies
– Education and Youth Studies
– Wisconsin-approved programs for teacher certification/licensure; also art, drama, and foreign language (grades 1-12)
Engineering Program
– Creative Writing
– Literary Studies
Environmental studies
– Environmental Communication and Arts
– Environmental Justice and Citizenship
European Studies
French Language and Culture
– Environmental Geology
– Geology
Greek and Latin Studies
Health and Society
Interdisciplinary studies (self-designed)
International Relations
Japanese Language and Culture
Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Law and Justice
Media Studies
Medieval Studies
Museum Studies
Political Science
Spanish Language and Culture

Pre-professional Tracks
– Engineering Programs (3-2 and 4-2)
– Health Professions Advising
– Pre-Law Preparation Advising

Campus Life

A student body that hails from across the country and around the world makes Beloit a Midwestern campus with global flair.

  • 95% of students live on campus, either in residence halls, townhouse apartments, special interest houses, or sorority and fraternity houses.
  • On campus, there are more than 50 active student-run clubs and organizations, including intramural and club sports. Nearly 30% of the student body participates on one of Beloit’s 18 NCAA Division III varsity sports teams.
  • Every year, all students share their experiences with international education during a day-long symposium, Beloit and Beyond.
  • CELEB, our Center for Entrepreneurship, is a place of creation and invention with gallery spaces, a recording studio, and a maker space.
  • Equity, inclusion, and anti-racism are important to Beloit’s students, faculty, and administration. Those priorities are visible in our formal strategic plans and put into practice in the classroom, in clubs and organizations, and in physical spaces on campus.

Varsity Sports

Beloit College sponsors 18 intercollegiate varsity teams in the NCAA Division III Midwest Conference:

  • Baseball (Men)
  • Basketball (Men and Women)
  • Cross Country (Men and Women)
  • Football (Men)
  • Lacrosse (Men and Women)
  • Soccer (Men and Women — 2021 Midwest Conference Champions)
  • Softball (Women)
  • Swimming and Diving (Men and Women)
  • Track and Field (Men and Women)
  • Volleyball (Women)

Life After College
  • 93% of our graduates are either employed, in graduate school, or engaged in volunteer or service opportunities within six months of graduation.
  • Beloit, Wisconsin, is a short distance from three major cities — Chicago, Madison, Milwaukee — where students frequently intern and land their first jobs. While Wisconsin, Illinois, and Minnesota are the top three geographic destinations for Beloit grads, recent graduates accepted opportunities in 28 states and 19 countries.
  • To learn more about how Beloit students are putting the liberal arts into practice in preparation for their future, go to

Academic Profile of Entering Class
  • 75% of students come from public or charter high schools
  • 18% of students identify as Black or African American (this includes students who list an additional race; 13% identify as Black or African American only)
  • 15% identify as Hispanic
  • 9% identify as Asian
  • 17% are international students
  • Of 3,247 applicants, 2,185 were accepted
  • Number of new first-year students: 290

What about test scores? Beloit College was test-optional long before the COVID-19 pandemic. Even if we receive a test score, we consider it in reviewing an application only if the score improves the student’s academic profile.