Campus Housing

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

Campus Housing: I've had a great experience living in dorms and on campus special interest housing.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: falling apart rooms very small old heating and air conditioning doesn't always work.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorms aren't awful, but they aren't amazing either. There are plenty of options including all women's floors, all men's floors, co-ed floors, gender neutral floors, quiet floors, and sub-free floors (and one sub-free dorm). There are singles and doubles, but usually freshmen and sophomores get stuck in doubles. You can also live in special interest housing (old houses the college owns and gives to different organizations) after the first semester of your freshman year. The dorms are pretty clean and kept up with. The '64 halls could use some work. Some of the special interest and Greek houses are neglected and could use some work and paint jobs.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The housing process is pretty easy, partially due to the small size of the school. There are lots of options for housing such as singles, doubles, and triples in co-ed or female only dorms. There are also 18 on-campus interest houses and two options for upperclassmen to live in townhouses. The dorms are typically clean and always well maintained. 609 (the substance free dorm) has the smallest rooms and no air conditioning. The rest of the rooms are decently large. Aldrich has the reputation of being the nicest place to live because it is new and has an elevator. The campus is pretty social, there are always people studying and hanging out in lounges on the residential side of campus.

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: There are a lot of special interest houses on campus which make it possible for some students to make it out of the dorms their second semester on campus. If special interest isn't your thing, the dorms are pretty okay. Some of them have some issues with mice or need updating, but even those have a certain charm. There are lots of singles in dorms for upperclassmen as well as apartment-style living for you and your 3 best friends. Most students live on campus but some have managed to live off-campus in houses that have passed down through generations of Beloiters.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 63rd
    Shortest Walk to Class
  • 309th
    Best Dorm Atmosphere
  • 829th
    Most Spacious Dorms
  • 952nd
    Cleanest Dorms

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

A person can get pretty spoiled living at Beloit. Suddenly, you're back at home wondering why you have to dial seven numbers to call your friends instead of four, why you have to use the home computer to use dial-up Internet when you could be in your room on the Internet and on the phone at the same time-and where's the handicap button that opens the front door? Campus housing is pretty comfortable-par for going to a private school. If one were to compartmentalize the college, Peet would take on the role of ghetto, and the townhouses would be the upperclass section of town.

There aren't really any drawbacks to living on campus, unless you hate campus. Everybody's there, everything happens there, and you are right in the middle of it. Or, at least, definitely within bounds. The dorm rooms are big (especially if you luck out with a corner room). A couple dorms need to be renovated and probably will be in the next few years or so, but for the most part, it's a giant lap of college-dorm luxury.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
1,144
Average Housing Costs
$3,854
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
Yes
Undergrads Living On Campus
96%
Number of Dormitories
25
Best Dorms
  • Aldrich
  • Brannon
  • Chapin
Worst Dorms
  • The '64 Halls (Blaisdell, Bushnell, Porter, Whitney)
  • Peet
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Ethernet connection
  • Mirror
  • Phone jack
  • Window coverings
Also Available
Storage areas are available for student use, and coin-operated washers/dryers are located on the lower level of each complex/hall (except foreign language houses).
Available for Rent
Small refrigerators and microwaves can be rented for a term or academic year.
Did You Know?
Beloit has all incoming freshmen fill out a long survey about what type of person they are (from bedtimes to favorite color) in order to come up with the best match for a roommate. It doesn't always work out, mind you, but it definitely carries more security than a random pairing.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

609 Emerson Hall
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 40 plus
Bathrooms: Shared
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Large lounge area, TV lounge and fireplace, multi-purpose area and multi-cultural center located on the ground level, substance free
742 House
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 10
Bathrooms: One shared bathroom
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen, sophomores
Room Types: Singles and doubles
Special Features: Located behind the library
810 College Street
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 30
Bathrooms: Shared per floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles and triples
Special Features: Large lounge spaces on the first and ground levels, central location
811 College Street
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 47
Bathrooms: Shared by suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles and doubles
Special Features: Large common lounge, kitchen area, study lounge on the lower level, houses Kappa Gamma Lambda sorority on the third floor
819 Clary Street
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 18
Bathrooms: Shared per floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles and doubles
Special Features: Two large lounge areas, parking spaces near the building entrance
Aldrich Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 102
Bathrooms: Shared, two per floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, a few triples and some singles
Special Features: Communal kitchens and lounges, elevator
Alliance House
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 12
Bathrooms: Shared
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles and doubles
Special Features: Seeks to raise campus awareness for gay, lesbian, transgender, and bisexual issues
Anthropology House
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 5
Bathrooms: Shared
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles and doubles
Special Features: Supported by the anthropology department
Brannon Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 61
Bathrooms: Shared per floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles and triples
Special Features: Connected to Chapin and Maurer by tunnel, all rooms are equipped with a sink, floor lounges, renovated in 1999-2000
Bushnell (`64 Hall)
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 78
Bathrooms: Shared, two per floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles and some doubles
Special Features: Open lounge on each floor, quiet floor, and alcohol-free floors
Chapin Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 61
Bathrooms: Shared per floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Mostly freshmen
Room Types: Doubles and triples
Special Features: Connected to Mauer and Brannon by tunnel, first floor is Commons Dining Hall, Chapin 24 computer lab in the basement, all rooms are equipped with a sink, floor lounges
The French House
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 20
Bathrooms: 3
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, and triples
Special Features: Aligned with the modern languages department, kitchen, dining room, living room, TV lounge, fireplace
Haven Hall
Number of Occupants: 45
Bathrooms: Shared
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites
Special Features: Lounge and kitchen area shared by a small group of students, lounge and instructional rooms located on the lower level
Maurer Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 46
Bathrooms: Shared per floor
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles and triples
Special Features: Connected to Chapin and Brannon Halls by tunnel, floor lounges
Music House
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 5
Bathrooms: Shared
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles and doubles
Special Features: Strives to educate the campus about music
Outdoor Environment House (OEC)
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 9
Bathrooms: Shared
Coed: Yes
Residents: Residens: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles and doubles
Special Features: Seeks to raise campus awareness for environmental issues
Peet Hall (`64 Hall)
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 67
Bathrooms: Shared, two per floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles and some doubles
Special Features: Open lounge on each floor
Porter Hall (`64 Hall)
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 64
Bathrooms: Shared per floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Mostly singles and some doubles
Special Features: Open lounge on each floor, Health Center and Counseling Center located on the first floor
Porter-Whitney-Blaisdell- Bushnell-Peet Halls (`64 Hall)
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 40
Bathrooms: Shared, two per floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles and some doubles
Special Features: Open lounge on each floor, renovated in 1994
Russian House
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 6
Bathrooms: Shared
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles and doubles
Special Features: Aligned with the modern languages department
The Spanish House
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 10
Bathrooms: Shared
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles and doubles
Special Features: Serves as a base for Casa EspaƱol and Voces Latinas
Voces Latinos House
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 4
Bathrooms: Shared
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles and doubles
Special Features: Serves as a home base for the Voces Latinos student group
Whitney Hall (`64 Hall)
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 51
Bathrooms: One shared bathroom on each floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Mostly singles and some doubles
Special Features: Open lounge on each floor, renovated in 1994
The Women's Center
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 10
Bathrooms: Two bathrooms
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles and doubles
Special Features: The Women's Center is a cooperative center that seeks to raise awareness of women's issues on the campus and serves as a support center for Beloit College women
Wood Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 78
Bathrooms: Shared
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles and doubles
Special Features: Near the tennis courts and Sports Center, Beloit Science Fiction and Fantasy Association (BSFFA), Black Students United, the Art House, and the German Club occupy all three houses in the hall, living room/lounge on the first floor of each house, an instructional room is centrally located

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