BSU

Bemidji State University

1500 Birchmont Dr NE, Bemidji, United States
All photos (10)
  • Total Documents
    4
  • Class Notes
    4
  • Textbook Notes
    0
  • Study Guides
    0
  • Currently Enrolled
    23
  • Previously Enrolled
    104

Overview of Bemidji State University (BSU)

About this school

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.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:4,833
    • Men:2,047 Men (42.4%)
    • Women:2,786 Women (57.6%)

Location

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Admission Information (BSU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Bemidji State University is 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

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
1
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
September 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
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

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1500 Birchmont Drive, NE
City, State, Zip
Bemidji, MN 56601-2699
Phone
(218) 755-2040
Fax
(218) 755-2074
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission 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

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

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


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


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

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.20
375 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 Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


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

Tuition & Financial Aid (BSU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $8,394 (51.44%)
  • Room & Board: - $7,924 (48.56%)
  • Other Expenses: - Not reported
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Bemidji State University accepts

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning June 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002336
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
666 (86.9%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
474 (71.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
467 (98.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
34 (7.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
58%
Average Award
$8,434
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 304 (65.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,865
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 369 (79.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,281
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 346 (74.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
110 (14.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $10,911

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
2,792 (82.0%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
2,072 (74.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,050 (98.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
314 (15.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
61%
Average Award
$9,299
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,441 (70.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,878
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,628 (79.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,281
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,450 (70.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
669 (19.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $11,023

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
97%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$27,171
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips 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
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Creative Writing, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Handicapped Students, International Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Previous College Experience

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,284

Academics & Instruction (BSU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Not reported

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Not reported

Computer


Not reported

Foreign Language


Not reported

Math/Science


Not reported

Faculty & 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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Sophomore Standing


Not reported

Academic Resources

Libraries


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 Students Requiring Accommodations


Not reported

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Bemidji State University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


Students Graduating Within 4 Years


26.2%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


43.2%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


47.0%

Programs & Majors (BSU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (70)


  • 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


Not reported

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


None

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Education

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Master's Programs of Study (7)


  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Education--General
  • English
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Special Education

Campus Life (BSU)

Location & Geography

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

Available Transportation


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 of College Housing


28% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


72%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Not reported

Personal Counseling


Not offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


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

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Ice Hockey
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Ice Hockey
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


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

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Bemidji State University offers not Reported

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


3,351

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
4,833
Women
2,786
Men
2,047

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

Number of Graduate Students


363

Student Resources (BSU)

Study resources