Tuition & Fees

$8,676

$8,676

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Not Reported

undergraduateRatios

43%

57%

male

female

1
19

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

64%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,651
Declined + 1,486
Total Received 4,137
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Public

4,795

undergraduate students

325

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Elementary Education
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Codes

SAT 6676
ACT 2084

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School Facts

Bemidji State, founded in 1919, is a public, multipurpose university. Its 89-acre campus is located along the shore of Lake Bemidji in a residential area of Bemidji, MN.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 5,120
Established in 1919
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ATMAE (Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Bemidji, MN

89-acre campus in Bemidji (population: 14,942), 120 miles from Grand Forks, ND; branch campuses in Hibbing. Served by air and bus. Public transportation serves campus.

Bemidji State University
1500 Birchmont Drive, NE
Bemidji, MN 56601-2699

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
29%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
91%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
7%
Top 1/4
19%
Top 1/2
36%
Bottom 1/2
64%
Bottom 1/4
11%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $20
(waived if filed online)
Common application accepted no
Application deadline February 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

64%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,651
Declined + 1,486
Total Received 4,137

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Standardized test scores

Important

Secondary school record

Considered

Essay
Extracurricular activities
Recommendations

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

MaryJo Chirpich
Director of Admissions
P: 877 236-4354
F: 218 755-2390
admissions@bemidjistate.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $6,913,170
State $3,269,556
Institutional $119,570
Other external $98,055
Total $10,400,351

Non-need-based

Federal $623,025
State $575,869
Institutional $3,935,291
Other external $1,031,902
Total $6,166,087

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
ice hockey
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
College Hockey America (Division I), Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (Division II), Western Collegiate Hockey Association (Division I)
Mascot
Beavers
School colors
green and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Applied Public Policy
Biology
Business Administration
Career/Technical Education
Chemistry
Chiropractic
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Counseling Psychology
Criminal Justice
Design Technology
Earth Science
Economics
Education
Engineering
English
Environmental Studies
Foreign Languages
Geography
Geology
German
Health
History
Humanities
Indian Studies
Industrial Technology
International Studies
International Studies Abroad
Liberal Education
Liberal Studies
Marketing Communications
Mass Communications
Mathematics
Medical Technology
Medicine
Modern Language
Mortuary Science
Music
Nursing
Occupational Therapy
Ojibwe Language/Culture Education
Optometry
Outdoor Education
Pharmacy
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physical Therapy
Physics
Political Science
Pre-Professional Studies
Professional Education
Psychology
Science
Social Studies
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Sports Studies
Sports Studies/Management
Technology/Career Technical Education
Theatre/Communication Arts
University Studies
Visual Arts
Wilderness Management/Outdoor Recreation Planning
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Undergraduate

94%

4,795
students

Female
57%
2,731

Male
43%
2,064

Graduate

6%

325
students

Female
71%
231

Male
29%
94

undergraduateFull-time

71%

3,437
students

Female
54%
1,842

Male
46%
1,595

undergraduatePart-time

29%

1,358
students

Female
66%
889

Male
34%
469

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Hispanic/Latino
77%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

Not Reported

Transfer applicants accepted

49%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

95%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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