Mom of a recent Beloit grad here. You have two wonderful choices, but they are two vastly different places. Our experience with Beloit, both with our own kiddo and in observing his many interesting friends and teammates, is that it is a place of transformation for all kinds of kids. All Beloiters are bright and talented, but it is mind boggling how vastly interesting and diverse and creative and confident and accomplished these kids are. The other thing we loved was how accepting and supporting the students of each other and of their different pursuits. National trampoline champ? Cool. Sports announcer as a career aspiration? Go for it? Soccer? Ultimate frisbee? African dance? Poetry slam? Its all good. Then there are the caring faculty and administrators who somehow seem to know who is who and how to encourage kids to grow and discover new passions and talents in their four years there.
Can you tell we love Beloit? Wish I had another child to send there. Truly, it is a special place and its new president is only making it more dynamic and exciting.