College Junior 2013-06-24T14:51:48Z
Parking is free and generally not a problem. Sometimes you may have difficulty finding parking right by your residence hall, but since Beloit is a small school parking farther away is never really that far.
College Senior 2013-06-24T14:49:33Z
Beloit College is awesome and unique because it offers free parking!! Very few other colleges and universities do this! About half of students have cars and there is plenty of available parking on campus near the residence halls. If you do not have a car you are bound to have multiple friends who do. Beloit College also runs a free shuttle service for running errands on both Sunday and Wednesday nights.
College Junior 2013-06-24T14:48:54Z
Around 15-20% of students are involved in Greek Life. It's not something that I am personally involved with, but I have a lot of friends that are. It's definitely something to get involved with if you want, but it in no way dominates the social scene or student life at Beloit.
College Junior 2013-06-24T14:47:28Z
Night-life at Beloit it what you make of it. There are always a good variety of parties and social events going on, as well as the opportunity to travel to a city nearby (Madison or Chicago), or even just spend the night in with friends. The nightlife is very laid back overall, so whatever you're interested in you can find and there isn't a lot of pressure to do any one specific thing.
College Senior 2013-06-24T14:47:05Z
The city of Beloit offers many different opportunities for students to take advantage of. The downtown areas has unique places to eat (like cheese!) and every student will recommend Bushel and Peck's. It is both a small market and a restaurant. They have the best grilled cheese and hummus EVER. During the Summer and Fall Beloit hosts a farmers market in the downtown area. Students frequent this farmers market and it is a great place to stock up on fresh food and other goodies. In other areas of the city there is Apple Hut (a great orchard to go to in the Fall with the best apple doughnuts), an alpaca farm (where you can pet the alpacas!), Beckman Mill, and the Welty Environmental Center. Beloit is only 20 minutes from Rockford, IL where there is a really nice shopping mall as well as many restaurants and thing to do. Madison and Milwaukee are both 45 minutes away and Chicago is an hour and a half away.
College Junior 2013-06-24T14:46:29Z
Beloit really tries to give as many scholarships to students as possible, allowing a student to get rewarded for previous accomplishments and making it financially easier for students in college. The process is very easy, and it often involves the Beloit College Admissions to view their students individually, apart from grades and test scores, and evaluate how they will progress and add to Beloit.
College Junior 2013-06-24T14:44:09Z
I am a Political Science/International Relations major at Beloit and I absolutely love the department. It is small and intimate, because Beloit is a small school, but very strong with excellent professors. At Beloit, you generally feel very welcome in whatever department you are in. Professors get to know you personally, which makes them an even greater resource to you.
College Junior 2013-06-24T14:42:26Z
Beloit offers its students a great variety of opportunities. Students are eligible for a wide variety of grants, have made study abroad programs accessible in a way that most schools cannot provide, and provides an amazing academic experience. However, sometimes students need to be creative in shaping their education because we are a small school and cannot offer the same class every semester or multiple sections of a class every semester. But students who are passionate about their education (as most Beloit students are) seem to have little difficulty being successful and getting a great education here.
College Senior 2013-06-24T14:41:03Z
The Beloit College Anthropology Department is number one amongst liberal arts schools for producing future PhD's in anthropology. Most liberal arts schools do not have an anthropology program so Beloit College is very unique in allowing students to learn and practice anthropology in the setting of a small community and small classes. This year the Beloit College Anthropology Department is celebrating 90 years and the Logan Museum of Anthropology, one of Beloit College's two museums, is celebrating 120 years. At Beloit College students are not required to concentrate on one specific field of anthropology but most students intending to go to graduate school do. Most anthropology majors focus on cultural anthropology while others focus on archaeology or biological anthropology. The department also offers several courses in linguistic anthropology. Currently, the Beloit College Anthropology Department offers the opportunity for all students (not just anthropology majors) to take part in three different field school opportunities. Students can do an archaeological dig on an old Dutch Plantation in the Virgin Islands for two weeks, do cultural anthropology independent research in Jamaica for two weeks, or go to Nicaragua to study the applications of micro-credit opportunities in poor communities for a week.
College Senior 2013-06-24T14:34:06Z
The academics at Beloit College are challenging but rewarding. You will have many class discussions as well as write many, usually lengthy, essays. The concept behind Beloit College's curriculum is called Liberal Arts in Practice. It is a three step process that connects a liberal arts education to real life. Step One: Think. This follows the process of going to class and finding your interests. Step Two: Do. This is your opportunity to take that interest out of the classroom. Each Beloit College student is required to get at least one "Liberal Arts in Practice" credit. This can consist of independent research, study abroad, an internship, or a with a predominantly hands-on focus. Step three: Repeat. After you've taken part in and gotten the opportunity to play an active role in something you care about you can bring that experience not only back to campus, but also your resume. Students will often present on their research or experiences in one of Beloit College's two symposium days of the school year as well as pursue interests further.
College Junior 2013-06-24T14:33:59Z
The school does it's best and is constantly improving its facilities, but is constrained by a small budget. What they manage to get out of the budget is impressive however, and there are no spaces that are hopeless. Additionally, some buildings (like the Science Center and Hendricks Center) are extremely impressive, and are wonderful to work in. Rooms in residence halls are on average larger than what I have seen at most other schools and there a great variety of options for students to choose from.
College Junior 2013-06-24T14:32:53Z
Classes are challenging, but definitely manageable due to the amazing professors that go to lengths to help you, and the seriousness that other students approach their own work. These aspects enable you to have a rigorous education, but also have a really great support system.
College Senior 2013-06-24T14:25:42Z
Guys & Girls:
Beloit College students are really interesting because there isn't really a single thing that many have in common. The students are similar because they are all different. Students come from 49 states, over 30 countries, cities, towns, rural areas, lifestyles, and socioeconomic statuses. Everyone accepts each other for who they are and people are friendly.
College Junior 2013-06-13T18:33:20Z
We have three sororities and three fraternities on campus. At most, around 20% of the student body is part of Greek life. However, it is in no way dominant of the social scene on campus. It's a fun thing to get involved with if you want, but there is not social pressure to do so at all.
College Junior 2013-06-10T19:21:21Z
I used to say that the thing I disliked about Beloit was the food, but now we have a new food system, Bon Appetit, and it is awesome. We got Bon Appetit in the summer of 2012, and it has been great for Beloit. There are tons of healthy and tasty options, and a lot of choices. They also try and get a portion of their food from local and organic places, and are really accommodating to dietary restrictions.
College Junior 2013-05-08T04:07:40Z
The dorms aren't awful, but they aren't amazing either. There are plenty of options including all women's floors, all men's floors, co-ed floors, gender neutral floors, quiet floors, and sub-free floors (and one sub-free dorm). There are singles and doubles, but usually freshmen and sophomores get stuck in doubles. You can also live in special interest housing (old houses the college owns and gives to different organizations) after the first semester of your freshman year. The dorms are pretty clean and kept up with. The '64 halls could use some work. Some of the special interest and Greek houses are neglected and could use some work and paint jobs.
College Junior 2013-05-08T03:59:29Z
It's free to have a car on campus and pretty easy to find spots. I've never really had a problem.
College Junior 2013-05-08T03:47:20Z
Overall, I have had excellent experiences with the academics at Beloit. Most professors really care about their students and make themselves accessible. We call all of our professors by their first name and we are given a good amount individual attention. Occasionally you'll have a bad professor, but I have had significantly more good professors than poor ones. Class sizes are small (my biggest class this year was maybe 20 people) and you are usually expected to participate. Participation and attendance usually impact your grade in someway. Beloit is also pretty reading and writing focused and often papers are more prevalent than exams.
College Junior 2013-05-08T03:35:12Z
Beloit believes that students here are adults and thus we are treated as such. You will not get in trouble for underage drinking and students are allowed to drink outside and in the dorms. Security and RAs are there to help you rather than bust you. This philosophy works for our school and it overall makes us feel safer. Anything other than alcohol is prohibited, but obviously you can always find it around if you choose to partake. You just have to be more careful about it.
College Junior 2013-05-08T03:27:26Z
Beloit gives out amazing financial aid. Many students cite it as one of the top reasons they came to this school. Overall, I haven't had a ton of problems with scholarships or aid and everyone has been very helpful. It's also pretty easy to find work on campus if you're given federal work-study.
College Junior 2013-05-08T03:25:24Z
The food is ok. We recently switched to Bon Appetit, which has improved the food significantly. There are a reasonable amount of options and the food is fresh and pretty healthy. However, the meal plans aren't very convenient and don't really seem to be worth what we are paying.
College Junior 2013-04-21T23:53:20Z
We do not have campus wide wi-fi and the internet is still pretty slow, though slowly but surely they've been increasing the speed each semester. Academic side has wi-fi but residential side does not so you will need to plug into the wall of buy a wireless adapter (pretty cheap, probably worth it). That's the big complaint.
There's free printing (black and white only) and scanning in the library (and anywhere else on campus with those things, like the computer labs in the basements of Pearson and Chapin) though there's a queue right before classes and one of the printers is inevitably not working so take a look at the printer before even getting on a computer, as they'll be a sign on it or a message if it's not working. You could get your own printer but unless you live off campus or like to print things at 2 am (the library is not open 24/7, does not have the best hours) it's really not worth it or necessary. Other than that, there's also computer access in the library and other computer labs on campus though it is certainly more convenient to have your own computer.
College Junior 2013-04-21T23:46:55Z
In terms of security on campus, our campus security is great. You will see them around all the time and you will likely know their names as well as faces before graduation. Some are more friendly than others, but overall they are pretty chill and you know they'll be there if you ever need them. There is no reason to feel unsafe while on campus.
College Junior 2013-04-21T23:42:21Z
Drugs are around, there's no denying it but the most prevalent things you will see/experience will probably be alcohol, cigarettes, and weed. The alcohol policy is the same as state law, 21 years old etc. but the philosophy is that you are an adult, you are responsible for yourself, so drink responsibly and everything will be fine. The good thing about this is that you can walk around campus with alcohol in hand and you can have a good time with friends without worrying about being 'busted' or whatnot, and if you do need help or things get out of hand, your RA/security is always there to help and you do not have to worry so much about repercussions or hiding the fact that things got out of hand. So in that sense, it is very 'safe,' to consume alcohol on this campus. Be responsible and you'll be fine, if not, things will not be great but they should end ok.
Anything else though, weed and other drugs, is strictly prohibited though it can be obtained because, well, that's just how the world works.
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College Senior 2013-04-01T03:21:52Z
Beloit is greenwashing central, a lot more money is spent on the image of sustainability than sustainability itself. Residential Life and physical plant sometimes behave like a slumlord, not to disgusting inner city levels, but for a liberal arts college, they can seem kind of scummy.
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