Academics

Location
Beloit, WI
Undergrads
1,274
Tuition
$40,970
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Junior

Academics: Lots of opportunities and hands on work

5 College Junior

Academics: My academic experience has been great throughout.

4 College Freshman

Academics: We shall see. So far, the classes are interesting and challenging. There is plenty of advertisement and help for internship and study abroad opportunities, and there are plenty of services (such as the writing center and tutoring) ready to help.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Professors are excellent, although you will of course run into one or two who don't fit with your particular learning style or personality. But they know what they're doing.

4 College Junior

Academics: I am a Political Science/International Relations major at Beloit and I absolutely love the department. It is small and intimate, because Beloit is a small school, but very strong with excellent professors. At Beloit, you generally feel very welcome in whatever department you are in. Professors get to know you personally, which makes them an even greater resource to you.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 33rd
    Most Flexible Curriculums
  • 42nd
    Most Available Classes
  • 59th
    Most Caring Professors
  • 68th
    Best Academic Advisers
  • 82nd
    Smartest Professors

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

You’ll hear complaints, of course: “This class is a waste of time,” or “That professor shouldn’t be teaching.” But all in all, anyone who goes to Beloit with the will be to well-educated will come out of Beloit well-educated, as well as stronger willed. What it comes down to is that you’re responsible for your own education. The resources are there. Ninety-nine percent of the time, professors are sitting lonely in their offices, waiting for their students to utilize them. They are approachable and well-informed people, and they will adore you for wanting to hear them talk about their expansive expertise. The professors here only have enough time in class to impart a tiny sliver of their expertise. However, if a student were to ask for a little more information about a topic mentioned in class, the professor could go on for hours to bestow their indispensible and incredibly extensive knowledge upon curious students.

Beloit College will always have its weak points—the art department seems to have to work hard to keep up with the rest, and scheduling can be a problem because of the small size, but one of Beloit’s strongest points is the freedom it gives to its students to wander, experiment with, and mosey through different areas to find what they have a real passion for. And if the packaged deals aren’t quite well-packaged enough, they have a “custom-made” option to please even the pickiest educational palate. Heck, I sure do find my nose just a little higher in the air ever since I started getting a Beloit education. Maybe it’s from the reactions you’ll get from people who know about the college—they make you feel like you’re going to Yale.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
11:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
131
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
10
Total FT Faculty
131
Faculty with Terminal Degree
98%
Average Faculty Salary
$59,975
Full-Time Retention Rate
91%
Transfer-Out Rate
20%
Graduation Rate
78%
Programs/Majors Offered
57
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
Yes
Class Sizes
  • Fewer than 20 students: 70%
  • 20 to 49 students: 29%
  • 50 or more students: 0%
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: No
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: No
Degrees Awarded
Bachelor's degree
Most Popular Majors
  • Anthropology: 4%
  • Creative Writing: 3%
  • Economics, Other: 3%
  • Psychology: 3%
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
Best Places to Study
  • Java Joint
  • Library
  • Study lounges in the dorms
Tips to Succeed
  • Don't be afraid to talk to professors (class-related or not).
  • Get to know faculty/staff in the areas you're interested in.
  • Join a club or two, or start a new one.
  • Learn a few "I bet you didn't know . . ." tidbits to throw out at parties.
  • Recall the `80s.
  • Take your work seriously.
Did You Know?
  • With an interdisciplinary studies major, you can basically structure your own major with the approval of the college.
  • There are lots of opportunities for study abroad. Nearly 50 percent of Beloit students study abroad for a semester or academic year on a Beloit or non-Beloit program.

Student Polls

Rate your school's academic environment on the following topics    Based on 22 responses

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  • Academic advisers
  • Class availability
  • Consistency in grading
  • Course subject variety
  • Curriculum flexibility
  • Gen-Ed requirements
  • Manageability of workload
  • Online course options
  • Quality of teaching assistants (TAs)
  • Scheduling/registration process
  • Technology in the classroom

Rate your school's professors on the following topics    Based on 23 responses

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  • Accessibility
  • Communication skills
  • General knowledge
  • Interest in class subjects
  • Interest in students
  • Time spent in classroom
  • Use of teaching assistants

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