1500 Birchmont Drive NE Bemidji, MN 56601 218-755-2040
http://www.bemidjistate.edu admissions@bemidjistate.edu
About Bemidji State University
  • Year of Foundation 1919
  • Size of Campus 90 Acres
  • Type of Instituition Public institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor's, Master's
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 4,522
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 52%, 48%, 9%
  • App. Deadlines Institution's own financial aid form.
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $6,410 in-state,$ 6,410 out-of-state
  • Room and Board $6,325
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Selective
  • Application Fee $20
  • Enrollment No. 4,362
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 5,000 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.In 1919, Bemidji Normal School began its first regular school year with 38 students. The school was chartered by the Minnesota State Legislature in response to a growing need for public school teachers, and teacher training was its primary curriculum. Then, in a pattern familiar to American higher education, in 1921 Bemidji Normal became Bemidji State Teachers College, offering a four-year degree. Reflecting ongoing changes in the curriculum, the school was renamed Bemidji State College in 1957. In 1975, in recognition of its growing role as a multi-purpose educational institution, it became Bemidji State University. BSU now hosts more than 5,300 undergraduate and graduate students. It offers majors in an expanse of baccalaureate fields of study as well as master of arts and master of science degrees. Some of its degree programs and research activities are unique in the state.
Social Life And Activities
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus International Student Banquet, Theatre and Opera nights, sporting events, invited lecturers, Madrigal Dinner, Student Scholarship and Creative Achievement Conference, Freedom Walk, American Indian Awards Banquet,
  • Number of students in fraternities 2
  • Percent students who are frat members N/A
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Zeta Omega, American Indian Science and Engineering Society
  • Setting Rural
  • Number of sororities 2
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Lutheran Campus Ministry, Catholic Newman Center, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Campus Crusade for Christ, Christians on Campus, Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship, True North Campus Ministries
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities N/A
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) International Student Organization, Otaku Club, Council of Indian Students
  • Alcohol Policies No
  • Number of frats 2
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited, other
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Distance to nearest bus Bemidji, MN (1)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Minneapolis / St. Paul (245), Bemidji, MN (5)
  • Distance to nearest train Detroit Lakes, MN (60)
Student Housing
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 8
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples N/A
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 50%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Number of students using college housing 25%
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (1%), women's dorms (25%), men's dorms (25%), fraternity housing, apartments for married students, apartment for single students, other housing options (49%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 50%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 75%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments N/A
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
Campus Services
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 300
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 405,045
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 150
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 7,342
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 50
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Museums Science exhibits, American Indian Resource Center, Talley Gallery
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number Of Subscriptions 2,700
  • Computer Courses No
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, writing, study skills
  • Library Facilities Research and study areas, quiet rooms, computer stations, special collections; totally on line search services, specialized search assistance.
  • Number Of Microforms 595,000
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing, in all college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing, in all school buildings and
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 1,100
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number of e-books 11,000
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 4,000
Student Employment and Career
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 80%
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Computer companies, educational institutions, businesses, private enterprises.
  • Employed Students after 2 years 95%
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 4,000
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 70%
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Employed Students after 1 year 90%
  • Student Employment Fedral Work Study Program Available
  • Army ROTC on campus? Not offered
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
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