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Beloit College

#81 in National Liberal Arts Colleges (tie) • Beloit, WI

Beloit, WI

Beloit College is a private institution that was founded in 1846. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,011 (fall 2021), its setting is city, and the campus size is 47 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Beloit College's ranking in the 2022-2023 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, #81. Its tuition and fees are $56,312.

Although the town of Beloit, Wisconsin, may be best known for having the world's largest can of chili, Wisconsin's oldest college also resides here. Beloit College, located 90 miles northwest of Chicago and about an hour south of Milwaukee, is nestled on a 40-acre, New England-style campus situated on river bluffs and surrounded by American Indian mounds. On campus, students have many opportunities to get involved in activities, with more than 60 student-run clubs and organizations and six fraternities and sororities. Beloit College competes in the Division III Midwest Conference and has 19 intercollegiate varsity teams. Intramural, club and varsity sports are very popular at Beloit, with about 70% of students taking part in athletics. Nearly all students live on campus during their entire college career, but students have opportunities to travel away from the area. About half of all Beloit students study abroad in places such as Brazil, China, Germany and many other countries. Although this campus is located in the Midwest, Beloit's student population has an international flavor. Nearly 18% of the students are from countries outside the United States and, each year, students have the opportunity to share their cultural experiences through an event called International Symposium, a day when classes are canceled so everyone can attend the presentations.


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Beloit College's 2022-2023 Rankings

Beloit College is ranked #81 out of 210 National Liberal Arts Colleges. Schools are ranked according to their performance across a set of widely accepted indicators of excellence.

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Beloit College Alumni Starting Salaries

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Beloit College Admissions

Beloit College admissions is more selective with an acceptance rate of 67% and an early acceptance rate of 81.6%. Half the applicants admitted to Beloit College have an SAT score between 1200 and 1390 or an ACT score of 24 and 28. However, one quarter of admitted applicants achieved scores above these ranges and one quarter scored below these ranges. The application deadline at Beloit College is rolling.

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Academic Life at Beloit College

The student-faculty ratio at Beloit College is 10:1, and the school has 76.4% of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Beloit College include: Social Sciences; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; English Language and Literature/Letters; Physical Sciences; Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics; Psychology; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Visual and Performing Arts; History; and Education. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 84%.

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Student Life at Beloit College

Beloit College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,011 (fall 2021), with a gender distribution of 47% male students and 53% female students. At this school, 85% of the students live in college-owned, -operated or -affiliated housing and 15% of students live off campus. In sports, Beloit College is part of the NCAA III.

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Beloit College Tuition & Financial Aid

At Beloit College, 68% of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid, and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $43,804.

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Beloit College Campus

Beloit College offers a number of student services, including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, day care, health service, health insurance. Beloit College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc.). Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Beloit College.

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