The Mindset List™




"The Last of the Millennials ... are concerned not just with what they learn, but also who they are, and to what group they genuinely belong."




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Beloit College Releases

The Mindset List

Class of 2021





Each August since 1998, Beloit College has released the Beloit College Mindset List, providing a look at the cultural touchstones that shape the lives of students entering college this fall."




The last class born in the last century are ... The Last of the Millennials.


"Mostly born in 1999, they've always been searching for Pokemon."


"They is year's entering college class of 2021 doesn't remember when a 'phone' wasn't a video game and a research library."


"They've never read a Peanuts strip that wasn't a repeat and they never had the privilege of a Montgomery Ward catalogue as a booster seat."


"They have persevered in a world without Joe Dimaggio and rife with emojis."


"If you ask them about the whine of a dial-up modem, expect a blank stare."


"Members of this class have generally borrowed a lot of money to go to college, so expect them to think of themselves as consumers and not just as students." 


"They are concerned not just with what they need to learn, but also who they are, and to what group they genuinely belong."


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60 Traits of the Class of 2021




The Beloit College Mindset Listis created by Ron Nief, Director Emeritus of Beloit College Public Affairs; Tom McBride, Professor Emeritus of English; and Charles Westerberg, Brannon-Ballard Professor of Sociology.



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