Beloit College, formally established in 1846, started offering classes in 1847. Founded by the Friends for Education, it was the first institute of postsecondary education in Wisconsin. The campus occupies 40 acres of land in Beloit, Wisconsin. The US News and World Report placed Beloit College among the top 60 liberal arts institutes in the nation.
Beloit College offers more than thirty minors and over fifty majors. A number of pre-professional and dual-degree programs are also available. Students can choose from courses in science, music, art, art history, computer science, environmental studies, international relations, religious studies, theater arts, and gender studies, among others.
The sports teams of Beloit College are nicknamed the Buccaneers. The athletics department has teams for basketball, baseball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field, softball, and volleyball. The college is a member of the NCAA Division III, and the Midwest Conference.
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2015-16, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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