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Second Annual Giving Day a Great Success

The Beloit College community is generous and showed its heart and soul during its second annual Giving Day on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. In just 24 hours, the college raised over $65,000 from more than 450 supporters.

Not only did the gifts far surpass the original goal of $25,000, the event also raised $25,000 more than last year. Beloit is touched by the fantastic response received from supporters and is grateful to be backed by such a strong foundation of alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends. These gifts help make ‪#‎BeloitPossible for the next generation of Turtles, Bucs, and Beloiters.

The unconditional support, enthusiastically offered by our alumni, parents, and friends is a tribute to the character of our community, and the value that we all collectively recognize in the mission we seek to advance. We at Beloit are privileged to have a community so willing to invest in the future of our great institution, and our students. For this, we are grateful,” said Mark Wold’95, Senior Director of Alumni & Parent Relations and Annual Support.

Thank you to all who supported Beloit College’s second annual Giving Day. As College President Scott Bierman often says, it’s “turtles all the way down.”


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Beloit named a “Best” college – especially for vegetarians – by Princeton Review

August 5, 2011 at 11:08 am

College figures prominently in Princeton Review’s latest rankings

Beloit College’s “Birkenstock-wearing, tree-hugging, clove-smoking vegetarians” have caught some national attention this week. In fact, the college ranked  fourth in that highly descriptive category, according to The Princeton Review.

The nationally known education services company also named Beloit College as one of the country’s 367 “Best” institutions and one of the best colleges in the Midwest. In fact, it is one of 153 institutions The Princeton Review listed in the “Best in the Midwest” section of its website feature, “2012 Best Colleges: Region by Region,” posted Monday on Princeton Review.com.

“The focus is great teaching grounded in rigorous study that encourages independent research, fieldwork, and collaboration with peers and professors,” wrote The Princeton Review of Beloit College. “The college is a dynamic and uncommonly diverse community where cliques, stereotypes, and exclusivity are left behind and the flexible curriculum is interdisciplinary, experiential, and global in scope.”

With 40-plus nations represented in its student body and with more than 30 international programs to choose from, Beloit College’s emphasis in international perspectives also did not go unnoticed.

The Princeton Review ranked Beloit College number 12 in the category of “Lots of Race/Class Interaction,” which looks at how often and how easily different types of students interact with each other.

“While we choose to never overplay rankings, it is indeed always nice to be recognized for the quality of our academic programs and overall experience that our students enjoy,” said Jim Zielinski, director of admissions for Beloit College. “Indeed, I think it is important to note that a key factor in being selected for this recognition was based on the satisfaction that our own students expressed in surveys conducted by Princeton Review.”

The 153 colleges The Princeton Review chose for its “Best in the Midwest” are located in 12 states: Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

The Princeton Review also designated 220 colleges in the Northeast, 121 in the West, and 135 in the Southwest as best in their locales on the company’s “2012 Best Colleges: Region by Region” lists. Collectively, the 629 colleges named “regional best(s)” constitute about 25 percent of the nation’s 2,500 four-year colleges.

The colleges were selected based on institutional data, school visits, recommendations of college counselors and advisors, and responses to 80-question student surveys.

See student responses to the Princeton Review’s more colorful classifications in a second Terrarium story on the subject.