Bemidji State University

Bemidji, MN

Bemidji State, founded in 1919, is a public, multipurpose university. Its 90-acre campus is located along the shore of Lake Bemidji, in a residential area of Bemidji.

Website: www.bemidjistate.edu/

Public
Co-ed
4,833
Undergraduate
Students
(57.6%) 2,786 Women
(42.4%) 2,047 Men
363
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
66% of 4,033 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
 

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.20
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
20-24 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$17,104
Tuition and Fees
$8,696
Room and Board
$8,408
Average Percent of Need Met
58%
Average Freshman Award
$8,433
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
Not reported
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Not reported
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
158
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 14% of classes
10-19 students: 25% of classes
20-29 students: 32% of classes
30-39 students: 15% of classes
40-49 students: 5% of classes
50-99 students: 6% of classes
Over 100 students: 3% of classes
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Campus Life

Bemidji Population
14,435
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
28% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Beavers
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
2.7% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.2% Asian
2.3% Black/African-American
2.4% Hispanic/Latino
3.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
80.7% White
7.3% Unknown
International Students
2.3%
First-Year Students Returning
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
26.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is not required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 3  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 3  
History    
Academic Electives 1  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required September 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
1500 Birchmont Drive, NE
City, State, Zip
Bemidji, MN 56601-2699
Phone
(218) 755-2040
Fax
(218) 755-2074
E-mail
admissions@bemidjistate.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
 
Application Fee
$20
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
Not reported
Early Action Notification
Not reported

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
66% of 4,033 applicants were admitted
Women
67% of 2,306 applicants were admitted
Men
65% of 1,727 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
1,374 (51%) of 2,670 admitted students enrolled
Women
796 (51%) of 1,547 admitted students enrolled
Men
578 (51%) of 1,123 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
Not reported
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.20
3.75 and Above
15%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
16%
2.50 - 2.99
23%
2.00 - 2.49
10%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
20-24 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
3%
Score of 24 - 29
29%
Score of 18 - 23
62%
Score of 12 - 17
6%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 11%
Top quarter: 30%
Top half: 73%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$17,104
Tuition and Fees
$8,696
Room and Board
$8,408
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
 

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning June 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002336
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
647 (86.9%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
451 (71.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
447 (98.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
27 (7.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
58%
Average Award
$8,433
Need-Based Gift
Received by 298 (65.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,571
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 346 (79.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,773
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 325 (74.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
105 (14.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $9,988

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
2,755 (82.0%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
2,136 (77.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,117 (98.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
351 (15.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
59%
Average Award
$9,533
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,520 (70.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,929
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,682 (79.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,264
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,467 (70.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
567 (19.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $10,469

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
Not reported
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
Private Loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
1,206
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Creative Writing, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts
Number of Awards
81
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership
Number of Awards
14
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Handicapped Students, International Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Previous College Experience
Number of Awards
216
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,055
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Not reported
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • American Indian/Native American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • American Indian/Native American Studies
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Community Organization and Advocacy
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Criminal Justice/Police Science
  • Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician
  • Design and Applied Arts, Other
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Ecology
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Industrial Technology/Technician
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Journalism
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Modern Languages
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Natural Sciences
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Radio and Television
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Teacher Education
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education
  • Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Education
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
None
Study Abroad
Not reported
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Not reported
Computer
Not reported
Foreign Language
Not reported
Math/Science
Not reported

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
158
Part-Time Faculty
83
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
51%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 14% of classes
10-19 students: 25% of classes
20-29 students: 32% of classes
30-39 students: 15% of classes
40-49 students: 5% of classes
50-99 students: 6% of classes
Over 100 students: 3% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
 
Sophomore Standing
Not reported

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Not reported
Computers Available on Campus
Not Reported
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
 
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Not reported
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Bemidji Population
14,435
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
89 acres

Weather

Temperature
2.8 average low in January, 78.8 average high in September
Rain
116 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Bemidji
Nearest Train Station
120 mile(s) from campus in Grand Forks, ND

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
28% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
72%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Not reported
Personal Counseling
Not offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Beavers
School Colors
Green and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x    
Football     x x
Golf x x x x
Ice Hockey x x x x
Soccer x x    
Softball x x    
Tennis x x    
Track And Field x x    
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football    
Golf x x
Ice Hockey x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running    
Football x x
Golf x x
Ice Hockey x x
Soccer    
Softball    
Tennis    
Track And Field    
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, ice hockey, soccer, softball, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
Not Reported
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
4,833
Women
2,786 (57.6%)
Men
2,047 (42.4%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
3,351
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
2.7% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.2% Asian
2.3% Black/African-American
2.4% Hispanic/Latino
3.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
80.7% White
7.3% Unknown
International Students.
2.3%
Average Age
24
All Graduate Students
363

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
26.2%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
43.2%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
47.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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