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From the farmers market to the film festival to Friday-night open mics, there's so much more to this revitalized, reborn river city than you might expect. It's a little bit of everything that you'd find anywhere else, but flavored by Wisconsin, the Midwest, and its diverse inhabitants. Some would say it's an acquired taste. To them, we say: What, you don't like cheese curds?

But don't just take our word for it. In a spring 2010 interview in Pitchfork Magazine, indie-punk band Titus Andronicus named Beloit, Wis., one of its two favorite places to play on earth. Why? Because it's "full of decent, goodhearted, salt-of-the-earth people, who are free of pretension and just want to have a good time," they said, after playing a gig on campus.

Beloit's only about an hour-and-a-half drive from Chicago and Milwaukee—O'Hare International Airport is just a quick, easy bus ride away—and the state capital, Madison, is just a 45-minute drive on Interstate 90. But with multiple events happening on campus every night, the problem is not usually what to do, but what you'll have to miss.

Learn more about Beloit College by visiting the Admissions Web pages, where you can Apply, read what students say about the college (and their classmates), or schedule a visit.