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Bemidji State University Admission Requirements

Bemidji, Minnesota

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Chances of getting into Bemidji State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
64.9%
Admission Difficulty for Bemidji State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsEasy
Applicant CompetitionLow
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How hard is it to get into Bemidji State University and can I get accepted? The school has a 65% acceptance rate ranking it #12 in Minnesota for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,215 out of 3,413 applicants were admitted making Bemidji State University a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 56 percent. Bemidji State University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 28% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. Bemidji State University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bemidji State University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT
-
SAT Scores for Bemidji State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for Bemidji State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A
Average SAT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Bemidji State University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT
97%
ACT Scores for Bemidji State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Bemidji State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 23
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 24
Average ACT Score 21

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Bemidji State University?

Admission data indicates that Bemidji State University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #21 in Minnesota for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 97 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Bemidji State University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Bemidji State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >78%
21 to 24 Avg + 65%-78%
19 to 21 Avg - 55%-65%
17 to 19 Reach 44%-55%
Less than 17 Low <44%
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Bemidji State University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.1
Typical High School Grades
B

What GPA do you need to get into Bemidji State University?

Applicants need about average high school grades to get into Bemidji State University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Bemidji State University was 3.1 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #29 in Minnesota for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Bemidji State University accepts 65% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Bemidji State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 12% Good
3.50 to 3.75 14% Good
3.25 to 3.50 15% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 15% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 28% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 13% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 3% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

57% of Bemidji State University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Bemidji State University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 7%
Top 25% of class 23%
Top 50% of class 57%
Bottom 50% of class 43%
Bottom 25% of class 13%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Bemidji State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,030 1,374 3,413
Accepted 1,300 911 2,215
Acceptance Rate 64% 66% 65%
Enrolled 321 310 631
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 25% 34% 28%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Bemidji State University is $20.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Bemidji State University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Bemidji State University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Bemidji State University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

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

FAQs

Does Bemidji State University prefer SAT or ACT?

97% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Bemidji State University?

65% of those who apply are granted admission to Bemidji State University. Admission competition is low and the college has easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Bemidji State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 24. 97% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.