September 18-24

Celebrating our place in national rankings

Students pose in front of the sunset over the Rock River at the Buccaneer Boathouse.Early in September, the Yoga Club hosted a Yin Yoga session at the Buccaneer Boathouse on the Rock River. Participants received t-shirts that were made in the CELEB MakerLab.

Hello Beloiters! We’re pleased to share some exciting news from U.S. News & Report, which has once again recognized Beloit College in its 2024 Best Colleges rankings.

We have again secured our place among the top 100 liberal arts colleges in the nation. It’s a nod to the dedication and hard work of our community.

Beyond this recognition, our college has earned high marks in categories like First-Year Experience, Social Mobility, and Value. These achievements reflect our ongoing commitment to providing an excellent educational experience.

But that’s not all. We’ve garnered attention from other respected publications:

  • New York Times recognized Beloit for our efforts to increase access and affordability in higher education in their 2023 College Access Index.
  • Money Magazine has featured us on its 2023 list of the Best Colleges in America.
  • Washington Monthly has ranked us highly among the nation’s 200 Best Liberal Arts Colleges, acknowledging our contributions to the public good in social mobility, research, and promoting public service.
  • Princeton Review continues to list us among the nation’s best colleges, while also adding the college to its Best Value, Best Midwest, Best Green Colleges lists.

President Eric Boynton has this to share about the rankings. “A Beloit College education is transformational, and we are leaning in to our mission to put our students on a path to successful careers and meaningful lives,” he said. “Nowhere else can you get the kind of rigorous education — where students learn in every nook and cranny of the place — that then becomes a loaded spring to launch them into their bright futures.”

For more details about these achievements, please read the college’s press release about the rankings. These accolades belong to our entire community, and we’re excited to share them with you.


An IR and French major’s busy international year

Farah Tolu-Honary

Farah Tolu-Honary’24 spent academic year 2022-2023 studying abroad in Morocco and Tunisia. She continued her travels this summer, presenting her paper, “Judicial Responses to Weaponized Citizenship in Zimbabwe,” at the 27th World Congress of Political Science, hosted by the International Political Science Association, in Argentina.

How they landed their first five jobs (and what they learned along the way)

Stacie Rosenzweig'97, Nadir Carlson'16, Farooq Pasha'03, Tom Owenby'01, and Brienne Adams'08.

In January, students got advice from an alumni panel about navigating careers, facing personal and professional adversity, and applying their Beloit experiences toward a fulfilling life. One key idea from Farooq Pasha’03: “You need to have the ability to adapt and to change quickly. And you need a realization of the skills that you have.”

Upcoming Events


Call for Spring 2024 Courses

Departments are asked to provide the Registrar the courses they intend to offer during the Spring 2024 semester. Departments should also note deadlines proposing new courses, labeling Experience courses, and providing topics course descriptions.

Study Abroad Postcard Contest

The Global Experience Office wants your study abroad pictures to turn into a GEO postcard. Submissions are due Sept. 19 and voting takes place during the Study Abroad Fair on Sept. 21.

Free Art Institute of Chicago tickets

Free electronic tickets are available for Beloit College faculty and staff—first come, first served. Email Christa Story at Students get in free year-round. 

For Beloiters

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