Beloit College

Beloit College

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.

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Contacting Beloit

Beloit College
700 College St
Beloit , WI 53511-5595
General Phone: (608) 363-2000

Beloit Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts175women's studies, foreign language and literature, comparative literature, East Asian language and literature, Russian language, German language, French language, Spanish language, Classical languages, ...
Science52biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, biological and biomedical sciences, science and society, chemistry, geology, geological and earth sciences, physics ...
Therapy and Counseling20psychology
Drama and Performing Arts14dance, drama, theatre design, acting, directing, stagecraft
Fine Arts13fine arts, art history and criticism
Education and Teaching11education, art education, science teaching
Religion and Philosophy8philosophy, religion
Computer Science and Engineering3computer science
Business and Management3business management
Conservation and Resource Management3environmental studies
Nursing and Emergency Medicine0registered nursing
Art Studies0visual and performing arts

Number of programs and degrees for Beloit in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree31051

Beloit Student Body

In 2007-2008, Beloit had a total enrollment of 1,366 students (1,264 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 45%
Women 54%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 79%
Black 4%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 4%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 4%
(Foreign Students) 6%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 37%
20-21 43%
22-24 16%
25-29 2%
30-34 0%
35-39 0%
40-49 0%
50-64 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)5%
New York2%
Washington, DC1%
New Jersey1%
North Carolina1%
New Mexico1%
New Hampshire1%

Beloit Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 87 %

Beloit Room and Board (2007)

Beloit offers campus housing for 1,140 of its 1,264 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Beloit, Wisconsin for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Wisconsin Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 20 meals per week.

Beloit Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal570700
SAT Math560690
ACT Verbal2432
ACT Math2329
ACT Composite2530

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT42%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT67%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Beloit Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 31,540
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 31,540
Room and board $ 6,696
Room charge $ 3,282
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,414
Books and supplies $ 600
Other expenses $ 900

Financial Aid:
Beloit participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 383500)

Beloit Faculty

Beloit has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year28$78,90915$69,953
Associate professoracademic year16$58,92919$57,698
Assistant professoracademic year18$47,55615$47,354
Instructoracademic year2*8$36,739
No academic rankacademic year1*1*
All faculty totalacademic year65$63,28258$55,056

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Beloit Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Midwest Conference
Basketball Midwest Conference
Baseball Midwest Conference
Track Midwest Conference

Beloit Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Visual and Performing Arts, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Directing and Theatrical Production
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Education, General
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education

Engineering, General

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Comparative Literature
Creative Writing
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
Economics, General
Economics, Other
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Russian Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies
Women's Studies

Mathematics, General

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
Geology/Earth Science, General
Molecular Biology
Physics, General
Science, Technology and Society

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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