Bemidji State University

473 reviews
  1. Bemidji, MN
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B-
Bemidji State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
Address
1500 Birchmont Dr
Bemidji, MN 56601

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
94%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$13,488/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,211/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,171/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,715/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,982/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,679/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
22:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.28 responses
73%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.30 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.30 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,498Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Average
    56%
  • Hard working
    33%
  • Special
    11%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
57%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.35 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.45 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • Outdoors
    52%
  • Friendly professors, get to know you personally
    39%
  • Open
    9%

After Bemidji State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
46%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
76%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.25 responses

Reviews

473 reviews
  • Excellent
    66
  • Very Good
    160
  • Average
    203
  • Poor
    37
  • Terrible
    7
Perkins and Erbert's and Gerbert's Subs! There's the standard selection of fast food here...not many large restaurants though. We have a McDonalds, Qdoba, Burger King, Taco Bell, Perkins, Applebees, Erbert's and Gerbert's Subs, KFC, Subway, Taco John's, Hardee's, Pizza Hut, and some other places. Some of the restaurants and most of the local places offer student discounts. The best subs in town are at Erbert's and Gerbert's, and the best dinner is found at Perkins. Applebees has half-off appetizers around 4pm, so that's a must for any college kids looking for a cheap off-campus meal (we just order appetizers). Chinese food is a no-no here though (ick), and there is one sit-down Mexican place that is apparently really good. The choices get boring...but you can mix it up still. There are also great grocery stores if you want to make food.
  • College Freshman
  • Dec 21 2011
Paul Bunyon Drive – One of the most unexpected things about Bemidji is the amount of restaurants and the diversity. I was expecting just a McDonald's, Dairy queen and a Subway, being the campus is in the middle of the city. On the contrary, there is food for everybody! Ethnic restaurants, fast food places( i.e. McDonald's, Dairy Queen...), a variety of pizza places and sub shops, Applebees, bars and grills, and of course the cozy little mom and and pop diners. It's all quite convenient because everything is within 2 miles of the campus. Being that there is such a variety, there is also a variety in prices. Most of everything is easy to afford on an average college kid's budget, which is great! Also, most places offer student discounts and coupons, which is awesome! In my opinion, you have to check out Giovanni's Pizza! They have everything, including gluten-free crust!
  • College Freshman
  • Dec 29 2011
The bar scene isn't as &quot;hopping&quot; as the St. Cloud area or the Twin Cities, but it seems to fit just fine for the people of Bemidji. There is always something to do or some type of entertainment going on around town, especially in the summer months. A local bar, the Blue Ox, has show nights most Friday and Saturdays with a wide variety of music. Drinks are fairly priced at most locations, and you'll more than likely always run into someone you know. House parties are usually good for a large gathering of friends, but not many people are too willing to allow total strangers to damage their house and drink their alcohol. A safe bet is to go downtown. Plus cabs are cheap and campus is close!
  • College Junior
  • Oct 17 2012