Beloit College was founded in 1846, when Wisconsin was still a territory. The early curriculum was built on the classical tradition, but students were given an unusual amount of freedom to choose their own courses. Today, Beloit is recognized for its longstanding commitment to curricular innovation, and its first-year initiatives and international education programs.
Beloit's wooded forty-acre campus includes buildings designed in a range of architectural styles; four buildings are listed on the National or State Register of Historic Places. The campus is marked by winding pathways, expansive lawns, displays of public art, and ancient effigy mounds.
The college's academic facilities include the internationally recognized Logan Museum of Anthropology, the Wright Museum of Art, a state of the art performing arts complex and research labs equipped with advanced technology in the LEED Certified Center for the Sciences. Beloit offers more than thirty international programs, dozens of domestic study programs, and hundreds of internships and field study programs.