Beloit, WI
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5 College Junior

Athletics: Wouldn't want to go to a school where athletics is the main draw, so I think it's great that there is more emphasis on academics.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: There is a huge percentage of students who participate in at least one varsity sport, and for how large the student body is (not very), that makes sense but it also means that there is little social conflict between athletes and non-athletes. A lot of money gets poured into the sports programs, which may not seem fair to all students. The facilities at the sports center, like the weight room and field-house, are not adequate for all the sports that have to use them each season. There is too much crowding of those who are not on a sports team and would like to use the facilities, and it is a shame if they cannot do so because of a sports team's priority. There is moderate student support at games, although most sports are under-appreciated.

5 College Junior

Athletics: You are really given the opportunity to play whatever sport and at whatever level you would like

3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: As a junior, I joined an athletic team for the first time in my adult life. The community was very welcoming, and the coach went out of his way to make me feel comfortable. Even though I had no prior experience, I wasn't treated as any lesser than any other of my teammates. I have loved my experience as an athlete here, but do believe that the campus in general could improve upon their overall support for both athletes themselves and athletic events.

3 College Senior

Athletics: I was an athlete for my first two years at Beloit and it was a very welcoming community. However, students who are not involved in sports sometimes see the athletic community as separate from the rest of the school. I think that with the recent addition of Lacrosse, that stereotype is beginning to fade away. I have always had positive interactions with Beloit College Athletics even though I am no longer in it. Most students don't attend athletic events; basketball games are probably the most attended.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 267th
    Best Intramural Sports
  • 1250th
    Most Active Varsity Sports

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Beloit is not exactly "into" sports. Generally, we're not very good at them. I think students at Beloit would much rather wrestle with weird trivia than with their bodies. We're sort of a sit-down campus-watchers, not doers. Intramural sports are definitely big, though, probably because the pressure is off, and people who aren't that athletic (a good 90 percent of the campus) can run around a little without letting down a team. And if they fall down, hey, it's okay, so has everybody else. Watch out for Frisbee, and I mean that in the most literal sense-those Frisbees are flying all over the place (right at head level) once spring hits the campus. Who needs a real golf team when you've got the Frisbee version?

In defense of the ones that do, in fact, play a sport: the athletes put a lot into their sport. The teams are small so players all have a role, for the most part, and they are consequently more dedicated to their team. So even if they do lose nine times out of ten, they go home with their dignity and team spirit in tact.

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
  • NAA
  • NCAA
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conferences
Football: Midwest Conference
Basketball: Midwest Conference
School Colors
Blue and gold
School Nickname
Men Playing Varsity Sports
158 - 28%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
98 - 13%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Track and field
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
Club Sports
  • Crew club
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey (women's)
  • Ice hockey (men's)
  • Lacrosse (men's)
  • Martial arts
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Floor hockey
  • Racquetball
  • Soccer (indoor)
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Walleyball
Athletic Fields & Facilities
Beloit College Sports Center
Most Popular Sports
Frisbee, football, baseball, volleyball, basketball
Most Overlooked Teams
Beloit's atmosphere isn't exactly sports-oriented, so teams in general are overlooked.
School Spirit
A lot of Beloit students have some fire in them, but that fire isn't necessarily burning for Beloit College. Whether people love Beloit or not, it's not really custom to display it with a sweatshirt.
Getting Tickets
Beloit College does not charge admission for any athletic events with the exception of special tournaments, basketball and football games.
Best Place to Take a Walk
The River Walk takes you along the Rock River, or you can just walk around campus.

Student Polls

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 18 responses

  • 22% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.
  • 50% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 28% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 0% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 20 responses

  • 0% Almost no one participates in them.
  • 30% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 5% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 65% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 19 responses

  • 32% No one pays attention to varsity sports.
  • 58% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 11% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 0% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
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