Beloit College places a high premium on individuality, and that is reflected in its student body. Actors and athletes, scientists and sorority sisters, science-fiction fans and frat brothers, writers and political wonks, activists and artists, and everyone in between make names for themselves in and out of the classroom. These people come together to form a tight-knit community known, first and foremost, for its warmth and open-mindedness. If a student can not find something they are looking for at Beloit—a club, a movement, a class—they will have the support of the community to create it.
[Student Life Landing Page (Scaled)]The majority of students live and play on campus (residential options include single-sex halls, coed floors, and special interest houses; all halls feature kitchen facilities and common lounge areas, and trained residential assistants make great resources for staying in the loop), but they also know how to venture out and do their own thing. Runners and bikers take to the trails and paths in the city’s park system, and weekend jaunts to Madison and Chicago are an easy bus ride away. A weeknight might find groups of friends studying in a local coffee shop, catching dinner downtown, or taking in some music at the C-Haus. Volunteer and internship opportunities in the surrounding communities abound, and for those who need to be pointed in the right direction, the Liberal Arts in Practice Center is there to help.
[Student Life Landing Page (Scaled)]When it comes to shaping the college’s policies and procedures, student-run committees and organizations are responsible for everything from representing students on curricular committees to programming college-wide cultural events. At Beloit, students have a say, and they wouldn’t have it any other way.
Read more about campus life, resources, policies, and procedures through the links at the left; learn more about campus life through our YouTube channel.
You’ll never be a number at Beloit College. But here are some important ones:
- 1,250 students from 48 states and 34-plus countries
- 100+ student clubs (from fencing to Frisbee, dance to debate)
- 17 special interest houses
- 95% of students live on campus
- 75% of students work on campus
- 50 miles to Madison, 70 to Milwaukee and 90 to Chicago
- 19 varsity sports
- 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio
- 2,000 trees (estimate)
- 2 squirrels per tree (near certainty)