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Reviews 664 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Commons considers enjoys using us as test subjects, I paraphrase from them.

2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms kind of suck, mine has no air conditioning is a tiny double with a hole in the floor, totally freshman housing. On the bright side it has a nice lounge always full of people who don't spend much time in their rooms because they're so awful.

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I have no idea about off campus housing. We have houses that are off campus but still being to the school. And I don't know much about the apartments.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Some places are better than other, and the better places tend to require a car to get there.

2 College Sophomore

Party Scene: You need to be a part of a group of people and have your own little private parties. The party scene is pretty bad, it's boring. Personally, I don't like it. I would prefer hanging with my friends doing our own thing.

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: They lost my papers. That's all I can say.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The food is OK. They do pizza pretty well, and consistently. But sometimes Commons just tries too hard and ends in failure. A lot of the food is too bland, but they provide a lot of condiments, so that's nice. The food tends to be better during breaks, when there are less people on campus.

DKs is the best, they also provide Sunday dinner which you pay in Flex Dollars.

Java Joint has late-night open hours, the snacks are pretty good and there is ice cream all year long and warm/cold beverages. The sack lunches are a little questionable though, but if you're in a rush and don't have the time, it's OK.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Housing is pretty good. It depends on which dorm building you live in, there are very different atmospheres in each one. Also, each building has perks of their own. Aldrich hall is a hotel style building with a kitchen on each floor but the ground floor and an elevator. Chapin and Brannon halls have sinks in the rooms. Haven and Wood halls are pretty center to all the important location on the campus. 609 is substance free. Some buildings have thermostats, some have more lenient rules. There is also the possibility of living in a "house," it is very easy to apply for them.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I have no experience with it

4 College Junior

Scholarships: Decent number of grant and funding options additional to scholarship for research and internships.

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4 College Junior

Party Scene: It's fun, a lot of music concerts and open-mic nights in C-Haus.

4 College Junior

Campus Food: Commons offers a lot of variety, but sometimes I wish they had more fish options. The meal plan in general is inconvenient for Sunday dinner and cafeteria have weird hours.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Dorms are old but well-managed and generally clean, the social atmosphere is conducive to hanging out and having a good time. In general, good atmosphere

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are a few hole-in-the-wall restaurants that are amazing.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: The administration isn't here to make your life choices for you. Beloit College respects the fact that you are an adult and make your own choices, especially in regards to alcohol.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Beloit College makes sure that it meets most of your financial aid needs, don't let the sticker price fool you. I don't even pay half the sticker price.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: The party scene isn't really prevalent on campus, which a good or bad thing depending on what you're looking for. The usual parties are usually held by Greek life, but a lot of people host drinking games and parties in their own rooms. They're just a lot smaller.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Commons isn't so great, but DKs and Java Joint have a lot more options and tend to be a little higher quality.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The residential side is all squished together, and not in a bad way. In the colder months, it is so convenient when all the dorms are close to each other. If that doesn't appeal to you, however, there are many off campus options.

4 College Senior

Greek Life: Greek Life is a great way to get involved on campus and in the community. Beloit has Greek houses on the residential side. There is no divide between Greeks and non-Greeks. The Greek houses do good job of hosting great parties for the campus. In the spring, one of the Greek houses holds a live concert every year.

5 College Senior

Athletics: Being an athlete at Beloit has been great for being able to continue participating in multiple sports and getting a great education. The coaches and professors are understanding of the time commitment for both sides of your lifestyle.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of good Mexican restaurants in Beloit and a few good places for breakfast and lunch. Bagels and More and Bushel and Peck's are my favorites. I also love Cafe Azteca and La Mexicana when I want Mexican food. We are also close to Rockford which has a lot of options if we are looking for something new

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5 College Senior

Administration: Security at Beloit is really good. Because we have an alcohol philosophy that encourages adult decision making rather than penalizes students for drinking, people are very comfortable with our security officers. Security officers are mainly around to help students and don't make it their mission to bust people. That said, the rules are enforced so if you have a really loud neighbor or need help, they are responsive.

5 College Senior

Parking: Parking is a nonissue at Beloit. Fees are $80.00/ semester and I never have any trouble finding a spot.

5 College Senior

Party Scene: Beloit has a pretty mellow party scene. There is always fun stuff going on at C-Haus, there are bands there every weekend and there are usually things to do there on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. You can definitely find a party here if that's what you want to do but there is also a lot of other programming if going to a party isn't your thing. Beloit has an alcohol philosophy which is that the campus will treat you like an adult if you act like one. This means that people usually don't get busted for drinking (even if they're underage) unless they are being irresponsible.

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Let's get one thing straight: Beloit is not for everyone-and thank God, because we only have so much room here. There is a certain bond with people who have gone to Beloit, who have seen its idiosyncrasies first-hand, who know the weirdos personally and still keep nicknames for them. A four-year trudge through the thicket of Beloit education will put anyone in shape for a new challenge afterward. Some will say "if I survived Beloit College, I can survive this," while others will boast "Beloit College has prepared me well to face challenges head on, and it has made me confident that I can survive anything." Either way, they're right. Beloit is good at making a paradox out of itself.

People either love Beloit, hate Beloit, or both, but it is pretty much guaranteed that whatever you feel for Beloit, it will be strong. Beloit can definitely provide students with an amazing experience if you use your resources right. Study abroad options are spectacular, and an overwhelming amount of students end up in a different country or a different part of the U.S. at some point during their four years. Beloit most certainly is a school that has the ability to change your life, or at least, it can give you the resources so you can change it up yourself. I'm telling you, for a small school, it's got a lot of bite to it.

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