Beloit College

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As its name suggests, Beliot College is name after the city where it was established and currently resides, Beloit, Washington. Beloit was founded in 1846 by Friends for Education a group of seven pioneers from New England. While Beloit wasn’t the first college to be established in Wisconsin, it holds the record for having operated continuously longer than any other higher education institution in the state. Though Beloit was first affiliated with the Congregationalist tradition (Protestant Christianity), today the college is an independent, nonsecarian institution.

With just over 1,300 students and a staff of 95, Beloit is considered a small to mid-size college. For nearly the first 100 years of its existence the college never surpassed 1,000 students. The college operates on a two-semester academic year.

Beloit College offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in various field of study and has exceptionally strong geology and anthropology programs. Most Beloit graduates have gone on to earn their Ph.D. in anthropology than those at any other independent American liberal arts college.

General Information

Admission Office
700 College Street
Beloit, WI 53511-5595
(608) 363-2500
(800) 923-5648
Fax: (608) 363-2075
[email protected]
Contact: Nancy Benedict
Vice President of Enrollment Services
Main Address
700 College Street
Beloit, WI 53511
(608) 363-2000
Total undergrads: 1,388
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 337
Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,297

Urban setting
Large town (10,000 – 49,999)
Residential campus
Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee
College has an application fee: Yes
Regular application fee: $35
Online application fee: $35
Enrollment Rates
Percent applicants admitted: 63%
Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 89%

College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Dance B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry B
Biology B
Cellular/Molecular Biology B
Environmental Biology B
Health and Society B
Molecular Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing
Business Administration/Management B
Business/Managerial Economics B

Computer & Information Sciences
Computer Science B

Art Teacher Education B
Education – General B
Science Teacher Education B

Engineering – General B

English Language & Literature
Creative Writing B
English Language & Literature – General B
Speech/Rhetorical Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature
Classics B
Comparative Literature B
East Asian B
Foreign Language & Literature – General B
French B
German B
Russian B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Nursing (RN) B

History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences
Liberal Arts & Sciences B

Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Science, Technology & Society B

Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Science B
Forestry – General B

Philosophy & Religion
Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B

Psychology – General B

Social Sciences
Anthropology B
Economics B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:
    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma
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