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Beloit ranked #5 most innovative college in America by U.S. News

Today U.S. News & World Report has recognized what our faculty, students, and staff already know: that Beloit is one of the most creative and unconventional colleges in America.

Beloit ranks #5 in the annual U.S. News list of Most Innovative Schools (National Liberal Arts Colleges)— the top ranked college in the Midwest.

This honor highlights the bold steps we have taken through the Beloit Action Plan to transform our curriculum, advising, career connections, facilities, and financial support in the face of a global pandemic.

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Josie drew her own roadmap to career success

Josie Griffin’21 has built her Beloit experience from a wide range of ingredients: three majors (anthropology, sociology, and classic civilizations), student activities, and off-campus involvement. It’s a recipe that’s taken her to some great places already (like the U.S. Virgin Islands) and has prepared her for an exciting future after graduation.

With repurposed fabric, a strong sense of fashion, and a sewing machine, Qurat ul Ain’20 brough...
With repurposed fabric, a strong sense of fashion, and a sewing machine, Qurat ul Ain’20 brought sustainable clothes and bags to Beloit to raise awareness about the waste of the fashion industry.
A future in sustainable innovation

A Fashion Statement that Speaks Louder than Words

Qurat ul Aain’s interest in sustainable fashion led her to start a business with the support of Beloit’s Entrepreneurship Center and the Theatre Department’s Costume Shop.
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The turtle is Beloit’s unofficial mascotThe turtle is Beloit’s unofficial mascot
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Professional experiences ‘right in your own backyard’

In a recent panel discussion of internships and other opportunities with local companies, our students explored the vital relationship between the city of Beloit and the college.

As part of the panel, executives Tim McKevett’86 (president and CEO of the Beloit Health System), and Michael O’Neill, (president and CEO of Kerry, a global food and beverage company) shared advice and expertise.

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Tim McKevett'86 (right)

  • <article class="inner"><div class="story-block-left"><img src="/live/image/gid/12/width/600/src_region/0,0,3200,2133/4027_Beloit_10-25-19_0446_2.rev.1585591863.jpg" alt="Our gorgeous campus in the fall." class="lw_image" width="600"/><div class="story-block-caption">Our gorgeous campus in the fall.</div></div><div class="story-block-right"><h5 class="story-block-meta">The Beloit Action Plan: <strong>Education that Works</strong></h5><h4 class="story-block-title">A plan for navigating change puts Beloit ahead of the curve</h4><div class="story-block-text">The <a href="/our-story/the-beloit-action-plan/">Beloit Action Plan</a>, our innovative plan to serve students during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, has helped set a course for dozens of other colleges nationwide.<br/><br/>The plan— which includes changes to our curriculum, financial aid guarantees for current students, tuition matching with Midwest universities, an amplified mentoring program, and strong career pathways for graduates— has been recognized as an important innovation by <a href="https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/education/2020/04/19/coronavirus-college-universities-canceling-fall-semester/5157756002/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">higher education experts around the country</a>.</div></div></article>

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