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Tuition & Fees

$8,072

$8,072

not including room and board

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Moderately Selective

66%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,408
Declined + 1,198
Total Received 3,606
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undergraduateRatios

44%

56%

male

female

1  :  26

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Elementary Education
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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 4,952
Established in 1919
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NAIT (National Association of Industrial Technology)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Codes

SAT 6676
ACT 2084

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Bemidji, MN

89-acre campus in Bemidji (population: 13,657), 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

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
28%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
85%
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
23%
Top 1/2
57%
Bottom 1/2
43%
Bottom 1/4
13%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
3%
24-29
15%
18-23
51%
12-17
29%
6-11
2%
30-36
2%
24-29
32%
18-23
49%
12-17
17%
30-36
2%
24-29
22%
18-23
65%
12-17
11%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $20
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)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

66%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,408
Declined + 1,198
Total Received 3,606

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 $7,640,631
State $3,734,048
Institutional $63,916
Other external $111,005
Total $11,549,600

Non-need-based

Federal $744,050
State $606,503
Institutional $3,058,590
Other external $944,067
Total $5,353,210

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

95%

4,729
students

Female
56%
2,633

Male
44%
2,096

Graduate

5%

223
students

Female
67%
150

Male
33%
73

undergraduateFull-time

74%

3,516
students

Female
53%
1,835

Male
47%
1,681

undergraduatePart-time

26%

1,213
students

Female
66%
798

Male
34%
415

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Hispanic/Latino
80%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

85%

Transfer applicants accepted

57%

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 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
  • Special housing
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 40
Countries most often represented Canada
Malaysia
Moldova
Nepal
Nigeria
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

LaMae Ritchie
Director of International Students Program
218 755-4096
lritchie@bemidjistate.edu

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