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Reviews 502 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Beloit was a perfect fit for me personally because of the small size, beautiful campus and quirky students/professors. For me, the most important part of Beloit has been meeting creative people who are equally passionate about the world as I am. As a student, there is an emphasis on learning, rather than making grades the end all be all. I have been so lucky to have passionate, intelligent, caring professors who value students as individuals and who can incite provoking discussions and debate. On top of this, Beloit as a community tries to be aware of ways we can be more accepting and caring for one another. This past year I was involved in a program called Sustained Dialogue that focused on conversations between people with differing world experiences to try to break barriers. I am also involved in the Beloit Urban Garden as a recording secretary for staff meetings. In terms of social activities, there are many, many clubs boasting a host of activities most nights of the week. Nightlife generally consists of one or two parties around campus at varying special interest or greek houses, wonderful bands at CHaus (the on campus bar), or funny improvisational performances put on by Voodoo Barbie.

1 College Sophomore

Greek Life: The party scene at the fraternities on campus in very unsafe. Beloit has a reputation for sexual assaults and rapes at parties even though it's a "small, friendly school". If you're a girl, don't go. Sorority parties happen rarely and usually aren't great.

2 College Sophomore

Athletics: If you're an athlete, you will be on a throne by the administration. If you're not an athlete, be prepared to watch student-athletes get things handed to them.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Thus far at Beloit, I have yet to have a professor that I couldn't learn from. I haven't liked all of my professors, but I have managed to learn in every class regardless. A few professors I feel very connected to and I count them among my friends. The courses themselves have challenged me, and I know that I will only be more challenged in the coming years.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I believe a degree from Beloit is very valuable. The school has a good academic reputation, and when I begin seriously searching for scholarships and job opportunities I expect that the college will do everything it can to help me be successful.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on campus. Few crimes have been committed in the past year that I've been there. We have police boxes, but there don't seem to be that many. Sexual assault is a problem to a lesser degree than it is on many college campuses, and I do find it hard to judge our administration/policies on these things because I haven't had first-hand accounts of how these crimes are handled.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living on campus isn't luxurious. The dorms are decent, as long as you don't get the one freshman dorm that doesn't have A/C. The residential side of campus is a lot of fun and has a good atmosphere. The lottery is a hassle, and I think squatting a room will save you a lot of hassle if it is a good option for you. The small campus means that almost every class is just a short walk away.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I think the Greek life on campus has a positive affect on our college community. Greek life isn't huge here, which makes it much more comfortable for Greeks and non-Greeks to interact. Being Greek isn't a huge deal unless you make it one. I thought about joining a sorority, but I didn't want to put out the money, especially when I can go to Greek parties and have tons of Greek friends without joining.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: As a varsity athlete, I would say that sports are under-supported by most of the student population. We do not have many long-standing winning programs, and we struggled athletically this past year. Our facilities could use some work, and they have planned to make a new sports facility, which I unfortunately may not get to utilize much due to its completion being years away.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love Beloit. I have only attended for one year, but already I feel like I have learned so much, in classes for my intended major, and in other non-major classes. It wasn't my first-choice school, but I don't doubt that I can and will be successful with a Beloit education. The liberal arts atmosphere really appeals to me and the small school gives me an opportunity to play sports and be active in other events as well.

5 College Student

Party Scene: It's a great way of socialising here.

4 College Student

Party Scene: Parties are a great way of socialising here.

4 College Student

Drug Safety: Everything is great, party or no!

4 College Student

Health & Safety: It's good enough and safe.

5 College Student

Overall Experience: I really love it. It's a great start for a freshman like me and the college actually looks after you. I love it here.

5 College Student

Overall Experience: Everything isreally above and beyond as the college prepares the students for best things.

4 College Student

Campus Housing: It's great as there are around 20 housing choices and the campus is beautiful!

3 College Student

Greek Life: It's okay, I find both to be normal and easy. Both are fun for me are I have never really been a part of Greek or non Greek!

4 College Student

Athletics: I am not into sports but here sports seems to be very engaging and fun. It's overall pretty much dynamic!

5 College Student

Overall Experience: I like the variety of choices for majors. Campus is beautiful and nice. Things are well and there's help of needed.

3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: People will watch various games, though I would say basketball is one of the more popular sports. Intramurals have good participation and are fun to be a part of. The current gym/sports center is not great, but they are building a new sports facility (said to be opening in 2018), which looks fabulous.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The city of Beloit is not really safe at night. Walking alone during the bright day is fine though. Going out to eat is better in a group usually. On campus, there are have been rumors of sexual assaults and they have recently expelled a student due to this behavior. The college also organized a couple of sessions talking about how to help a friend in a bad situation (that could lead to assault) and what no, which was mandatory. You also had to watch videos about abuse and assault in order to finish your college checklist before arriving in Beloit. I think the administration takes it seriously, because the students are so passionate about stopping sexual assaults. The campus is otherwise pretty safe. It can be quiet at night, which might freak you out, but I've never seen suspicious people on campus. Another thing, the campus is so small that security can get to you pretty fast.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The class sizes tend to be small (less than 25 people, and most times, less than 20). Teachers are all different, but tend to be reasonable with their expectations. They are mostly approachable and willing to help. I've enjoyed my classes so far. However, the variety is limited but still satisfactory.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: LAPC is a part of the campus that only handles internships and life after Beloit. They are very helpful. They can connect with our huge alumni network (Beloit College is the oldest school in WI) and the alums tend to reach out and be helpful. LAPC plans days in Madison and Chicago to meet alums and seek out possible job opportunities. They also give out money to fund student projects and internships. They will help you write a resume and put together your portfolio.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The buildings are pretty old but clean. The rooms have minors spots or marks but it's not a big problem. There are substance free dorms, townhouses for seniors and plenty of special interests housing which is neat. The campus is small so everything is very close. Some dorms have rooms with sinks, other dorms are more spacious than others. Most of them have clean bathrooms and floors. I have never applied for another dorm before, so I don't know how it works. I reall like the social atmosphere. Though there may be conflicts with roommates, people tend to respect quiet hours, the dorms and such. It's pretty easy to work out a problem in a dorm. Money-wise, it's better to buy your own microwave and mini fridge; it ends up being cheaper than renting it from the dorm.

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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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