Beloit College

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Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
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Beloit College is a private, 4-year school located in Beloit, WI close to the Rock River and on the southern border 75 miles southeast of Milwaukee. The school was founded in 1846 (while Wisconsin was still a Territory) by Friends for Education and is the oldest continuously operated college in Wisconsin. The 65 acre campus features several Native American ‘effigy mounds’ that were created by the Late Woodland people. These are catalogued burial sites which are not to be disturbed. Some artifacts retrieved are on display in the campus-hosted museum. The urban campus features a variety of architectural styles including traditional collegiate red brick as well as several quads and open areas, along with tree-lined pathways. Among notable alumni are actors James Arness and Jameson Parker and Olympic gold medalists Ron Bontemps and Zeke Sanborn.

Academic Programs

Beloit College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission and offers Bachelor’s degrees in over 50 fields. The College is comprised of over 30 academic departments, from Anthropology to Theatre; the largest programs on campus are in Social Sciences and Physical Sciences. The College also offers a variety of additional programs, from internships to venture grants. The College also offers a student business incubator, a LEED-platinum certified Science Center and six residencies that annually bring Nobel Prize winners, human rights leaders and national poet laureates to campus—not for a day, but for weeks at a time to teach classes and interact with students. Per the Mission Statement, “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. Our 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.”

Student Life

There are over 1,300 undergraduate students enrolled in Beloit College, almost all of whom live on campus among the residence halls and special interest housing. The College sponsors over 100 clubs and student organizations, including club sports and intramurals. For the varsity athlete, the blue and gold Buccaneers field teams in 10 sports and participate in NCAA Division III competition. The College publishes an annual Mindset List containing pop culture references that would elude incoming Freshmen. Students acknowledge and accept the Statement of Culture, which includes: We, the students of Beloit College are defined by our respect for our peers, this institution, and the surrounding Beloit Community. We claim our education and adhere to the highest standards of academic honesty. We take pride in the integrity of our ideas and opinions. We achieve strength in our supportive community and through our personal convictions. We are dedicated to pursuing what we believe is right. We accept and honor these common values and goals by celebrating the richness and diversity present in every person, humbled by the knowledge that this community is as gifted, flawed, and human as we are.

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