#8 Best Public Universities in Minnesota

Bemidji State University

Bemidji, Minnesota

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Student Population
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Location Bemidji, Minnesota
Online bemidjistate.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Remote Town
Bemidji State University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Bemidji, Minnesota, Bemidji State University is a mid-size four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 3,413 prospective students applied, and 2,215 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 631 enrolled in the school.  3,352 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,759 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $7,858 plus fees of $1,082. Bemidji State University is ranked 830 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Bemidji State University is rated within the lower 38% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 4 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
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ACT 19/24
GPA 3.1
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $20

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Bemidji State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$890
Other Fees$1,082
Room and Board $8,660
Budget for Other Expenses$3,000
Total One Year Cost$21,490

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$43,000 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
42% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Bemidji State University students
Subject Percent of Class
Education 19%
Business 16%
Health Professions 9%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 7%
Psychology 6%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=173124 IPEDS survey data for Bemidji State University.

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