Beloit College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (3)
Most of my professors were supportive and thoughtful, and most of my classes (even the introductory ones) were small. Thanks to the help of professors and staff, I was able to participate in multiple research programs, both on- and off-campus. Despite being a small school, Beloit really DOES offer a variety of competitive experiential opportunities (ex.: research, community service, study abroad, intensive language instruction, etc.). Moreover, because you are taught by professors who are focused on helping students succeed as scholars and as citizens, not by frenzied graduate students, your instructors are willing and able to help you pursue such valuable enrichment experiences. If you would prefer to earn your degree by thinking, questioning, and doing instead of memorizing, blindly following instructions, and being lectured, Beloit is a great option.
The Anthropology department was judgmental and unwelcoming. Professors took personal dislike to particular students and treated them very poorly. These students' education and performance suffered. If I could choose a college course over again, I would NOT choose Beloit's Anthropology program.
Beloit professors are incredibly knowledgeable and excel in their fields. The English department is full of wonderful people who prove to be great advisors and mentors but the creative writing program lacks an element of job readiness curriculum. My writing greatly improved over the four years I was a student but it was really only in the last semester of my senior year that anybody mentioned publication or job hunting in class. If you're looking for a program that focuses on literary fiction and craft, Beloit will be a perfect home for you but be prepared to do a lot of your own research into building a career.