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.