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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 3,430 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.
About Bemidji State University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
Address
1500 Birchmont Dr
Bemidji, MN 56601
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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
64%
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

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Cost

Net Price
$14,334/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,198/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,895/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,990/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,906/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,628/ year
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
21:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.28 responses
74%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.34 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.34 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,430Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
30%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 22 responses
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  • Average
    45%
  • Hard working
    32%
  • Outgoing
    9%
  • Special
    9%
  • Diverse
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
59%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.39 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.49 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 27 responses
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  • Outdoors
    48%
  • Friendly professors, get to know you personally
    41%
  • Open
    7%
  • Home away from home
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
46%
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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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.