Beloit College: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

Middle College, Beloit College's First Building

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Beloit College is a private liberal arts college with an acceptance rate of 56%. Located in Beloit, Wisconsin, Beloit College is one of the Midwest's top liberal arts colleges. Beloit's curriculum emphasizes experiential learning, independent research, fieldwork, and significant interaction between students and faculty. Academics are supported by a 10-to-1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 15.

Considering applying to Beloit College? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs of admitted students.

Acceptance Rate

During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, Beloit College had an acceptance rate of 56%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 56 students were admitted, making Beloit's admissions process competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2017-18)
Number of Applicants 4,200
Percent Admitted 56%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 11%

SAT Scores and Requirements

Beloit has a test-optional standardized testing policy. Applicants to Beloit may submit SAT or ACT scores to the school, but they are not required. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 31% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 570 670
Math 550 690
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that of those students who submitted scores during the 2017-18 admissions cycle, most of Beloit's admitted students fall within the top 35% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to Beloit scored between 570 and 670, while 25% scored below 570 and 25% scored above 670. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 550 and 690, while 25% scored below 550 and 25% scored above 690. While the SAT is not required, this data tells us that a composite SAT score of 1360 or higher is competitive for Beloit.

Requirements

Beloit College does not require SAT scores for admission. For students who choose to submit scores, note that Beloit participates in the scorechoice program, meaning that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all SAT test dates. Beloit does not require the essay portion of the SAT.

ACT Scores and Requirements

Beloit College has a test-optional standardized testing policy. Applicants may submit SAT or ACT scores to the school, but they are not required. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 30% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 22 30
Math 20 27
Composite 21 29

This admissions data tells us that of those who submitted scores during the 2017-18 admissions cycle, most of Beloit's admitted students fall within the top 42% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to Beloit received a composite ACT score between 21 and 29, while 25% scored above 29 and 25% scored below 21.

Requirements

Note that Beloit does not require ACT scores for admission. For students who choose to submit scores, Beloit participates in the scorechoice program, meaning that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all ACT test dates. Beloit does not require the ACT writing section.

GPA

In 2018, the average high school GPA of Beloit College's incoming freshmen class was 3.31, and over 50% of incoming students had average GPAs of 3.25 and above. These results suggest that most successful applicants to Beloit have primarily B grades.

Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph

Beloit College Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph.
Beloit College Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex.

The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to Beloit College. GPAs are unweighted. Find out how you compare to accepted students, see the real-time graph, and calculate your chances of getting in with a free Cappex account.

Admissions Chances

Beloit College, which accepts just over half of applicants, has a competitive admissions pool. However, Beloit also has a holistic admissions process and is test-optional, and admissions decisions are based on much more than numbers. A strong application essay and glowing letters of recommendation can strengthen your application, as can participation in meaningful extracurricular activities and a rigorous course schedule. The college is looking for students who will contribute to the campus community in meaningful ways, not just students who show promise in the classroom. While not required, Beloit recommends interviews for interested applicants. Students with particularly compelling stories or achievements can still receive serious consideration even if their grades and scores are outside of Beloit's average range.

In the scattergram above, the blue and green data points represent students who were admitted to Beloit. You can see that nearly all admitted students had a high school GPAs of "B" or better, combined SAT scores (ERW+M) above 1000, and composite ACT scores of 20 or higher. Note that Beloit has test-optional admissions, so SAT and ACT scores are not required for most applicants. Home-schooled students and students from schools that don't provide grades do need to provide standardized test scores which may include: SAT, ACT, AP score(s), IB examination results, or grades from college courses.

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