Bemidji State University

Bemidji State University is a friendly learning environment on a legendary North Woods campus where inspired individuals prepare to achieve, to lead and to serve in a changing world.Students from across Minnesota and around the world thrive in a community that celebrates innovation and cherishes tradition. They pursue excellence in the arts, sciences and professions, guided by faculty who are dedicated to their success.As graduates begin their careers and seek advanced degrees, they find the choice to attend BSU was one of their best decisions ever.Situated on the western shore of Lake Bemidji in northern Minnesota, Bemidji State is a university in the pines. The lakes 6,400 acres are a recreational playground, a scientific laboratory and an unforgettable backdrop for one of lifes most important chapters.The campus is set in a quiet neighborhood of central Bemidji, close to the famous statues of Paul Bunyan and Babe, his blue ox. Although BSU is a world away from urban distractions, it can be easily reached from Fargo, Grand Forks, Duluth and the Twin Cities, which also offers twice-daily air service.Rich in frontier history, Bemidji is proud to call itself the First City on the Mississippi. It is both a welcoming, walkable town and a dynamic regional center, with excellent shopping, dining and entertainment, daily flights to Minneapolis and a top-notch medical center.The surrounding area offers hundreds of lakes, beautiful public lands and endless trails, with year-round activities to suit every interest. The region is especially celebrated for its trophy walleye fishing and whitetail deer hunting, and there are abundant options for skiers, hikers, paddlers and cyclists.The faculty and staff of Bemidji State are determined to see students receive the greatest possible benefit from their educational investment. Academic programs emphasize hands-on learning and share a strong foundation in the arts and sciences. Graduates gain confidence, critical-thinking ability and communication skills that serve them throughout their lives.Consistently ranked in the Midwests top tier by U.S. News, Bemidji State offers a broad range of professional degrees, including business administration, accounting, education, nursing, computer science, psychology and criminal justice, as well as such hard-to-find majors as aquatic biology, wildlife biology, Ojibwe language and exhibit design. Many courses are available both on campus and via the Internet, and BSUs online program is unsurpassed in greater Minnesota.From their first freshman courses to their final presentations as seniors, BSU students are consistently challenged and supported. Small class sizes allow them to build rapport with faculty whose scholarship and practical knowledge lend real-world relevance to their teaching. Internships, research opportunities and study abroad complete the experience. The result: powerful learning and enormous personal growth.

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school_type year_founded religious_affiliation academic_calendar year_2016_endowment address telephone
Public, Coed 1919 N/A Semester $20.5 million 1500 Birchmont Drive NE, Bemidji, MN 56601 (218) 755-2001
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43 100.0 Minnesota Bemidji 526 524