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Bemidji State University Overview

Bemidji State University is a public institution situated in Bemidji, Minnesota. Bemidji is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

What Is Bemidji State University Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$18,435 Avg Cost After Aid
75% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at Bemidji State University have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 2%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the master's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Bemidji State University.
  • For the <nil> academic year, 65% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, Bemidji State University bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $50,297 a year. That's about 23% more than their peers at other schools.

Where Is Bemidji State University?


Contact details for Bemidji State University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1500 Birchmont Dr Ne, Bemidji, MN 56601
Phone: 800-475-2001

How Do I Get Into Bemidji State University?

You can apply to Bemidji State University online at:

Admission Requirements for Bemidji State University

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Required
High School Transcript Neither required nor recommended
College Prep Program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores Required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Bemidji State University?

75% Acceptance Rate
58% Of Accepted Are Women
0% Submit SAT Scores
Bemidji State University has an acceptance rate of 75%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

Approximately 42% of accepted students are men and 58% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 77%, and the acceptance rate for women is 74%.

Average Test Scores

About 0% of students accepted to Bemidji State University submitted their SAT scores.Bemidji State University received ACT scores from 64% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 19 and 23. Math scores were between 18 and 25. Composite scores were between 19 and 25.

ACT English Scores for Bemidji State University  ( 19 to 23 )
ACT Math Scores for Bemidji State University  ( 18 to 25 )
ACT Composite Scores for Bemidji State University  ( 19 to 25 )

Can I Afford Bemidji State University?

$18,435 Net Price
51% Take Out Loans
1.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Bemidji State University is $18,435. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Bemidji State University, approximately 51% of students took out student loans averaging $7,414 a year. That adds up to $29,656 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Bemidji State University is 1.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Bemidji State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,550 Full-Time Undergraduates
54% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,877 undergraduate students at Bemidji State University, with 2,550 being full-time and 1,327 being part-time.


There are also 402 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,550 full-time undergraduates at Bemidji State University, 46% are male and 54% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Bemidji State University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 32
Black or African American 66
Hispanic or Latino 69
White 2,059
International Students 69
Other Races/Ethnicities 255

Geographic Diversity

Minnesota students aren't the only ones who study at Bemidji State University. At this time, 20 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 34 countries are represented at Bemidji State University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Canada, Nepal, and China.

Online Learning at Bemidji State University

1,489 Took All Classes Online
2,558 Took At Least One Class Online
3.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 39 bachelor’s degree and 18 master’s degree programs available online at Bemidji State University. In 2020-2021, 2,558 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Bemidji State University has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 6th most popular in Minnesota for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of Bemidji State University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Bemidji State University was 3.1%. This is the #1,600 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Bemidji State University regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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