Bemidji State is a public university located in Bemidji, Minnesota. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,430 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Bemidji State acceptance rate is 64%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business Administration and Management, and Elementary Education. Graduating 46% of students, Bemidji State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,300.
Bemidji State University Rankings
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.28 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.34 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.34 responses
Most Popular Majors
Business Administration and Management158 Graduates
Elementary Education103 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities64 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies61 Graduates
Social Work and Youth Services36 Graduates
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching34 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.39 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.49 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.25 responses
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- BMinnesota State University, Mankato
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- B-Metropolitan State University - Minnesota
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- 418 reviews
- B+Winona State University
- 4 Year
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- 831 reviews
Bemidji State University Reviews
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.
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!
The campus is beautiful and right on the lake. It is basically like my small town at home but with a lot more people around. There's a mall and tons of restaurants in the town. There is so much stuff you can do outside and at the lake. School isn't too bad, the professors are all really helpful. The dorms are super fun, they are small but it's cool because your friends are right next door. The food is pretty good. It can get repetitive but it's a buffet every time. There are a bunch of jobs on campus and intramural sports. The gym is pretty nice; we got new equipment this year! You can walk to all your classes and the tuition is one of the lowest in the state. Overall, I wouldn't have picked a different college.