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Bemidji State University is a public institution that was founded in 1919. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,981, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 89 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Bemidji State University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), 93. Its in-state tuition and fees are $8,106 (2012-13); out-of-state tuition and fees are $8,106 (2012-13).
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Bemidji State University is the place to be...bold, real, innovative, creative, global, aware, successful, and so much more! Through our signature themes, BSU and its nearly 5,500 students are committed to environmental stewardship, community service, and global understanding. You'll see that commitment in what we teach and in what we do.
Located on the western shore of Lake Bemidji, our north woods campus environment reminds us daily of the need to be in tune with our world. Similarly, the American Indian culture of our region beckons us to begin our global journey by understanding our past as we prepare for the future. See for yourself by visiting us soon.
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to Bemidji State University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. The application fee at Bemidji State University is $20. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 90.5 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||90.5%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||N/A|
The student-faculty ratio at Bemidji State University is 24:1, and the school has 41.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Bemidji State University include: Education; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Health Professions and Related Programs; Science Technologies/Technicians; and Visual and Performing Arts. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 70.0 percent.
Bemidji State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,981, with a gender distribution of 46.2 percent male students and 53.8 percent female students. At this school, 44.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 56.0 percent of students live off campus. Bemidji State University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.
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|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA II|
Campus Info & Services
Bemidji State University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. Bemidji State University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Bemidji State University, 50 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Bemidji State University.
|Students who have cars on campus||50%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Bemidji State University, 65.7 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $5,274.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|In-state tuition and fees||$8,106 (2012-13)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$8,106 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$6,970 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data