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

$18,435 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
69% Acceptance Rate

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Bemidji State University Rankings

According to our 2022 analysis, Bemidji State University is ranked #90 out of 1,672 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. It is also ranked #6 out of 50 schools in Minnesota.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Bemidji State University has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#85 Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Bemidji State University.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#9 Best Value Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#126 Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Bemidji State University has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#23 Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Registered Nursing College Factual
#24 Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Nursing College Factual
#30 Best Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for the Money College Factual
#193 Best Healthcare Schools Healthcare Degree Search

Where Is Bemidji State University?


Contact details for Bemidji State University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1500 Birchmont Dr, 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?

69% Acceptance Rate
59% Of Accepted Are Women
0% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 69%, Bemidji State University does not let just anybody through their doors! Make sure you spend enough time polishing up your application so you will make a great impression.

Approximately 41% of accepted students are men and 59% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 71%, and the acceptance rate for women is 68%.

Average Test Scores

About 0% of students accepted to Bemidji State University submitted their SAT scores.Bemidji State University received ACT scores from 95% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 16 and 22. Math scores were between 18 and 24. Composite scores were between 19 and 24.

ACT English Scores for Bemidji State University  ( 16 to 22 )
ACT Math Scores for Bemidji State University  ( 18 to 24 )
ACT Composite Scores for Bemidji State University  ( 19 to 24 )

Can I Afford Bemidji State University?

$18,435 Net Price
66% Take Out Loans
5.1% 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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Bemidji State University, approximately 66% of students took out student loans averaging $8,414 a year. That adds up to $33,656 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Bemidji State University is 5.1%. 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

2,753 Full-Time Undergraduates
55% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,165 undergraduate students at Bemidji State University, with 2,753 being full-time and 1,412 being part-time.


There are also 412 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,753 full-time undergraduates at Bemidji State University, 45% are male and 55% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 20
Black or African American 65
Hispanic or Latino 81
White 2,250
International Students 62
Other Races/Ethnicities 275

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

1,225 Took All Classes Online
2,346 Took At Least One Class Online
3.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 11 bachelor’s degree and 5 master’s degree programs available online at Bemidji State University. In 2019-2020, 2,346 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 2019-2020.

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 #1,136 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Bemidji State University regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Bemidji State University ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Bemidji State University.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Registered Nursing #442

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%.

Bemidji State University Nursing Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Registered Nursing 0


*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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