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The College: Four year, independent, residential liberal arts and sciences college. It’s Wisconsin’s first college, founded in 1846.

Location: Beloit, WI, population 37,000. Located on the Illinois-Wisconsin state line 90 miles northwest of Chicago, 50 miles south of Madison, and 70 miles southwest of Milwaukee.

Degrees and Majors: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science; pre-professional programs in environmental management and forestry, engineering, law, and medicine; more than 50 fields of study 

Students: 1,324 degree-seeking students from 49 states, 44 foreign countries, and the District of Columbia. 56% White (non-Hispanic), 25% Domestic Minority (including 10% Hispanic/Latino, 7% Black or African American, 3% Asian, 4% two or more races), 15% International, and 4% Unknown.

Faculty: 115 full-time faculty, 95% of whom hold a Ph.D. or the highest degree in their field; 11:1 student-to-faculty ratio.

Average class size: 16 students

Academic Year: Two 14-week semesters, each with a one-week midterm break.

Financial Aid: 98% of our students receive financial aid. Our aid packages combine merit scholarships with need-based grants, loans, and on-campus work study. 

Costs: Total expenses for the 2018-19 academic year:  $58,870 - which includes tuition, fees, room and board.

Athletics: NCAA Division III Athletics; 19 Varsity sports; member of the Midwest Conference, Midwest Lacrosse Conference, and Midwest Women's Lacrosse Conference; extensive intramural and club sports.

Extracurricular opportunities: Over 60 student organizations and clubs. 

Post-graduate performance: Beloit ranks 20th out of 2,000 degree-awarding institutions for producing future Ph.D.s. We rank 11th among the nation’s most selective liberal arts colleges for our proportion of alumni receiving Ph.D.s.

Student Engagement:  In its first year of publication, the National Survey of Student Engagement noted Beloit as 1 of only 4 institutions ranking in the top 20% in the five benchmark categories:  academic challenge, active and collaborative learning, student-faculty interaction, enriching educational experiences, and supportive campus environment.  Since then, NSSE only publishes information in the aggregate so as not to confuse the quality of the educational experience with rankings produced by magazines or other vendors.

Affiliations: Beloit is a member of the Science 50, International 50, and Business 50 consortia. We are one of the nation’s top 21 undergraduate colleges for training future leaders in science, international relations, and business.  We are also a member of the Keck Consortium in Geology and the Pew Midstates Science and Mathematics consortium.

The Phi Beta Kappa honor society chapter has been active since 1911.