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B-
Overall Niche Grade
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  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
    B-
  12. Safety
    B-
Bemidji State is a public university located in Bemidji, Minnesota. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,333 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Bemidji State acceptance rate is 66%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business, and Elementary Education. Graduating 47% of students, Bemidji State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $35,300.
1500 Birchmont Dr
Bemidji, MN 56601
About Bemidji State University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference

Bemidji State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
66%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
ACT Range
20-24
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$14,653/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$5,042/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
94%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.28 responses
72%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.36 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.36 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,333Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,482
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
11%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • Average
    46%
  • Hard working
    33%
  • Outgoing
    8%
  • Special
    8%
  • Diverse
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
56%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.41 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.51 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 29 responses
Report
  • Outdoors
    48%
  • Friendly professors, get to know you personally
    38%
  • Open
    10%
  • Home away from home
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
47%
National
49%
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
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The best part about attending BSU is the location. Being so close to the lake gives plenty of opportunity to get outside and participate in non-competitive sports like kayaking and paddle boarding. CAs do a good job of trying to get students involved with activities around campus. The food is terrible, besides breakfast. So far, I would say my professors have been 50% amazing and 50% horrible. Check Rate My Professors before signing up for classes! Overall, BSU is a nice place, but there are some cons to attending.
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I am basing this on my orientation and my first week of school. The three words I can think of is I Love it here. Very welcoming, organized, awesome atmosphere, the city is beautiful and I love the outdoors.

That’s about all I can say since I’ve only been here for almost a week now!
Go Beavers!
Bemidji has a beautiful campus right on the lake with a ton of trees. There’s lots to do from hiking, kayaking, good food to eat, and lots of other activities downtown. Everyone is so friendly and helpful in making your time on campus successful. The professors are very thourough and everything is easy to access through E-Services and D2l. I love Bemidji State!