Beloit graduates are what the world needs now: People who are entrepreneurial, intellectually and professionally agile, and adept at seizing opportunities. People who are effective communicators, productive collaborators, creative problem-solvers. People who know how to build a future that works for everyone. Our mission statement makes clear who we are and what we are committed to: “Beloit College engages the intelligence, imagination, and curiosity of its students, empowering them to lead fulfilling lives marked by high achievement, personal responsibility, and public contribution in a diverse society. Our emphasis on international and interdisciplinary perspectives, the integration of knowledge with experience, and close collaboration among peers, professors, and staff equips our students to approach the complex problems of the world ethically and thoughtfully.” We stand for the power of connection, compassion, and community. We are innovative in our response to emerging needs. Recognizing the shifts in the world around us—and quickly adapting— drives and distinguishes Beloit. The diverse city of Beloit (pop. 37,000) is located in south-central Wisconsin, 96 miles northwest of Chicago and an hour’s drive from Madison and Milwaukee. Built in part by families who arrived as part of the Great Migration, Beloit is also home to an international film festival, a renovated iron mill that houses a tech hub and business incubator, and over 200 businesses and organizations that welcome our students as interns, researchers, and volunteers. Wisconsin’s oldest college, Beloit is an independent, four-year, residential liberal arts and sciences college chartered in 1846.