Bemidji State University
Bemidji, MN, USA


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Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town
Acceptance Rate
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Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

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SAT Subject Tests
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AP Course Credit
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Dual Enrollment
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Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

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Application Fee
Fee waivers available
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Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
Out-Of-State Students
US States Represented
Countries Represented
Submitting ACT
Average ACT Composite: 20
Average SAT Composite: 1105
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.50 - 3.74
3.25 - 3.49
3.00 - 3.24
2.50 - 2.99
2.00 - 2.49
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
Top 25%
Top 50%
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
$30k - $48k
$48k - $75k
$75k - $110k

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 877-236-4354
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

Get involved with on campus activities to meet new people if not from this area. try not to procrastinate. bringing a vehicle is a plus if you would like to go off campus for some activiites with friends.
Kayetoinette from Bemidji, MN
If you are looking at Bemidji State make sure before you commit that the small school atmosphere is what you want. Some students complain about not having stuff to do and they are always bored, but if you are willing to make friends with new people and find stuff to do then what you get out of your experience relies on what you put in.
Laura from Becker, MN
When picking out a college make sure it's the right one for you. When I came to Bemidji I automatically knew I was coming here. Also, check in with the Admissions office or Career Services to make sure the college offers the major you are intending to do. Another thing, when picking out classes don't just look for ones you know you do well in. Try to pick a few that you think would be interesting and open up your mind to a different view or way of thinking. You might find out you really like something else.
Ashley from Alexandria, MN
What makes Bemidji State so unique is it's friendly-small-town atmosphere! The campus is the heart of Bemidji and the community takes great pride in it. If you love that family feeling, Bemidji is definitely the college for you! The campus is located on beautiful lake Bemidji and is just minutes away from Bemidji state park.
Gabriella from Otsego, MN
One thing I have learned so far is that attendance, whether required or not, is key to doing well in your classes. The professors test a good amount on material that was discussed in class, rather than information straight from your text book, so pay attention! Something useful for saving money, is don't get your textbooks right away. Yes, you will need them for most introductory classes, but once you get further into your major, you don't spend a lot of time with the books and some professors might even tell you that they don't require you to have them. Most professors don't use them the first week, so you will have time to get them after you find out if it will be necessary. Also, if you have a close friend in a class, consider sharing a text book.
Laura from Bemidji, MN
Don't trust the football team, but the hockey and other teams are cool. If you do the assigned work and show up to class you will succeed. Never let an assignment be late past two weeks, a pile of work will build up fast. Trust RateMyProfesdor and most of your classmates for advice on what professors to take a class with. Lakeside has the best food. Joining clubs on campus is the best way to make friends and meet new people outside of class, the dorms or your off campus linking space. Finally, don't slack on them but also don't let academics stand in your way of having the college experience and meeting friends for life. This isn't high school, just graduating and getting it over with isn't what college is about. College is about relationships, finding what you're passionate about and discovering yourself leading you to possibly a career you'll Perdue the rest of your life.
Sarah from Bemidji, MN
Be sure to pack all of your winter clothes because during the winter it becomes the frozen tundra. For the days that it is below freezing, use the tunnels but be sure to leave about ten minutes before the time you would normally leave.
Make sure you like hunting, fishing, or hockey because it is a very out doors oriented school. If you are a freshman, join the FYRE program and it will help you meet a lot of cool people pretty quickly.
Zach from Wauwatosa, WI