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Beloit College is a private institution that was founded in 1846. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,385, its setting is city, and the campus size is 47 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Beloit College's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, 63. Its tuition and fees are $38,474 (2012-13).
Although the town of Beloit, Wis. 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 100 student-run clubs and organizations and six fraternities and sororities. Beloit College competes in the Division III Midwest Conference and sponsors 19 intercollegiate varsity teams. Intramural, club, and varsity sports are very popular at Beloit, with about 70 percent 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. About 10 percent 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 cancelled so everyone can attend the presentations.
Beloit College has a sense of humor when it comes to its incoming freshman class. Every August, the college releases the “Mindset List,” which provides a look at the cultural touchstones that shape the lives of students entering college that year. The list began as a reminder to faculty to be aware of dated references, but it has since become a yearly tradition that has garnered considerable national attention. The school is also known for its success in sending students to post-graduate programs, ranking among the top 20 liberal arts colleges in the country for the number of graduates who go on to earn a Ph.D. Ultimate Frisbee is a favorite campus pastime, and the activity has landed 30 Beloit students in the record books for longest continual game by playing for more than 72 hours.
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For all of its 150+ year history, Beloit College has offered students an education that is put into action. With extensive opportunities to study abroad, engage in internships and field terms, study creatively and broadly, collaborate with professors, start businesses, form clubs, and play sports, students plunge into campus life, get their hands dirty, and emerge with the experiences and global knowledge to live meaningfully in the 21st century. Beloit's 1,200 students - from nearly every state and over 40 foreign countries - are at home in the world of ideas and leave the college able to make critical connections between thought and action.
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to Beloit College, it's important to note the application deadline is January 15, and the early action deadline is December 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due February 1. The application fee at Beloit College is $35. It is more selective, with an acceptance rate of 70.6 percent and an early acceptance rate of 87.3 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||70.6%|
|Application deadline||January 15|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||February 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Beloit College is 12:1, and the school has 70.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Beloit College include: International Relations and Affairs; Psychology, General; Anthropology; Sociology; and Creative Writing. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 88.2 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||66|
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Beloit College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,385, with a gender distribution of 40.7 percent male students and 59.3 percent female students. At this school, 94.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 6.0 percent of students live off campus. Beloit College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
Beloit College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, health service, and 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, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Beloit College, 25 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Beloit College.
|Students who have cars on campus||25%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Beloit College, 66.5 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $23,733.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$38,474 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$7,862 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data