It rhymes with “Detroit”

When you visit Beloit, you’ll quickly discover there’s a little bit of everything nearby, flavored by Wisconsin and the Midwest.

Schedule Your Visit

  • 10
    minutes to walk from campus to downtown
  • 1846
    the year Beloit was founded (before Wisconsin became a state)
  • 4,500
    pieces in the Wright Museum of Art’s permanent collection


You can get here from there

Beloit benefits from a central location just north of the Wisconsin/Illinois border.

Madison, the state capital, is only a 45-minute drive. And we’re only about an hour and a half from Chicago and Milwaukee, making it easy to get here by car, bus, train, or plane.

Beloit is booming

Whether you’re here to tour campus — and maybe browse one of our museums — or in town for the Beloit International Film Festival, you’ll find that our corner of Wisconsin has more to offer than cheese curds (of course we have those, too; they’re delicious).

Located at the intersection of the Rock River and Turtle Creek, Beloit’s hometown is an industrial city reborn. The downtown core near campus once housed a machine-parts foundry. Now it’s home to our center for entrepreneurship and the Powerhouse, a world-class student center/athletic facility we built in a decommissioned power plant. You’ll also find galleries, shops, riverside bike trails, tech start-ups, and an urban farmers market nearby.

Our close connection with the City of Beloit means students have access to more than its restaurants, theaters, and bookstores. They also benefit from community-based learning, including internships, job shadowing, and volunteer opportunities in town.

Make the most of your visit

The best way to experience Beloit is in person. We can help you schedule a visit, find your way around, sit in on a class, or book a place to stay.

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