Beloit College – Wisconsin’s Oldest Private College

Beloit College – Wisconsin’s Oldest Private College

Beloit College

Beloit College, situated high on a hill overlooking the Rock River and founded in 1846, is the oldest continuously operated college in Wisconsin and was founded while the state was still a territory.

The campus offers 40 wooded acres of winding walkways to meander along, and 20 conical, linear, and animal effigy mounds built between about A.D. 400 and 1200. One, in the form of a turtle, has inspired the symbol (and unofficial mascot) of the college.

This nationally-recognized liberal arts college is recognized for their curricular innovation, first-year initiatives, and their international programs, as well as their concerts, dance performances, theatre productions, and annual Folk n’ Blues Festival.

The campus is also home to two museums.

At the Logan Museum of Anthropology, you can view artifacts from around the world. The museum, founded in 1894, contains 300,000 archaeological and ethnological objects from around the world including Native American baskets, pre-Columbian and prehistoric Native American ceramics.

Appreciate the beautiful architecture of the Wright Museum of Art located on the Beloit College campus, as well as the fine art on display. More than a dozen exhibitions, drawn from the permanent collection, in addition to regional and student artists and national touring shows, fill the galleries year-round.


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