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

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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