481 reviews
  1. Bemidji, MN
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B-
Bemidji State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
Address
1500 Birchmont Dr
Bemidji, MN 56601

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
94%
SAT Scores Range
Data not available
ACT Scores Range
19-24
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Bemidji State University

Cost

Net Price
$13,488/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,211/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,171/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,715/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,982/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,679/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
22:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.28 responses
73%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.30 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.30 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,498Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Average
    56%
  • Hard working
    33%
  • Special
    11%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
57%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.35 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.45 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • Outdoors
    52%
  • Friendly professors, get to know you personally
    39%
  • Open
    9%

After Bemidji State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
46%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
76%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.25 responses

Bemidji State University Reviews

481 reviews
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Things I love about BSU is the whole dynamic and feel of the campus, academic wings and dorm halls. All the academic wings are in one place, most of my classes have lined up between just two buildings which is great. The teachers are amazing and teach very well, whether is be a small 32 student class or lecture hall with 100 plus students. The dorms are nice, decent size rooms and pretty spacious. Its easy to make friends whether it be in classes or in the dorms or just around. Things that could change is the cleanliness of the bathrooms in the dorms, its hard when you share a bathroom with 23 girls and it only gets cleaned once a week. Another thing that would be nice is having more on campus stuff, at the beginning of the year there we dances and stuff going on. Not so much anymore as I am in second semester. BSU is a great school, its right on the lake, full of outdoorsy people.
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Great campus and location for those who enjoy the outdoors! Great experience so far, learned lots of things, made amazing friends, and love how close the campus is to the lake.
What I like about this school is that no matter where you are on the campus, you are always going to be connected to the outdoors. Either just by walking to class, spending time in a study lounge you will always notice the way the school connects with the outdoors. I also enjoy how much the professors want their students to succeed. They are always encouraging their students come to them if they need help or have any questions. You can always find something to major or minor in here and will make it their first priority to get you into the classes you need to succeed and to graduate on time. Overall the school has everything you could ever want to do or learn about and will make it easy for you to get the help you need when you need it.