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Bemidji State University Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 1,162 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 13 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

53% Women
47% Men


NCAA Division II (with football)

Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $94,701)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $69,364)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Baseball 35 - - -
Basketball 15 17 - -
Football 105 - - -
Golf 15 6 - -
Ice Hockey 29 23 - -
Soccer - 27 - -
Softball - 16 - -
Tennis - 8 - -
Track and Field, Indoor 35 19 - -
Track and Field, Outdoor 32 17 - -
Track and Field, X-Country - 12 - -
Volleyball - 13 - -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 3.7%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.2%
Black/non-Hispanic 1.2%
Hispanic 0.6%
Non-resident alien 2.8%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 4.5%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 85.9%
Percent of students with disability 6%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

We do not have information for clubs or organizations at Bemidji State University

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 9
Liquor Law Violation 39
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 4
Property Crime 10
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Gabriella from Otsego, MN
  • 5
  • LIVING IN THE DORMS HAS BEEN THE BEST EXPERIENCE IN MY LIFE! My roommate was randomly selected for me and I totally suggest that YOU DO NOT pick your own…

  • Jan-05-2015 Read More
  • Emily from Bigfork, MN
  • 2
  • I personally don't like the dorm life. The rooms and bathrooms are nice, there's a kitchen on each floor and the FYRE (first year residential experience) program is great. They…

  • Jan-30-2013 Read More
  • Lucas from Dayton, MN
  • 4
  • The dorms are not as bad as people say that they are. Aside from an occasional stall not being as clean as hoped, the dorms are pretty good. It's a…

  • Jan-08-2014 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Gabriella from Otsego, MN
  • Jan-05-2015 I am a current student here

    Overall, the food at Bemidji is good. I suggest you purchase beaver bucks (money you can spend at the school's grocery store and restaurants) rather than meals at the Northwood's dining center (the school's dining hall). There's lots of restaurants on the campus. There's an awesome bagel shop! The only downside to the food here is that there's no big chain restaurants like Subway on the campus.... there's also no Chipotle in the city. Sorry Chipotle lovers. There is a really delicious Mexican resultant located a couple of minutes away from campus though!

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  • 3
  • Joe
  • Nov-28-2014 I am a current student here

    The dining center is on par with many schools, and the food court is alright. Pricing is high however and the meal plan is excessive. Most students will not get all their money's worth out of it.

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  • 3
  • Lucas from Dayton, MN
  • Jan-08-2014 I am a current student here

    The food at the dining hall isn't as good after the first few weeks of living on campus. It's good every now and then but after eating it every day; it gets old. Thankfully there is an on-campus store that you can go to and buy groceries to make food yourself.

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  • 4
  • Alyssa from Bloomington, MN
  • Dec-31-2013 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The Union has a great variety of food. I wouldn't have made it through Freshman year without Java Junction.

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  • 5
  • Emma from Swanville, MN
  • May-14-2013 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The food at BSU seemed amazing. It looked appetizing and healthy. And they have coffee!:)

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  • 4
  • Emily from Bigfork, MN
  • Jan-30-2013 I am a current student here

    The food at the Northwoods Dining Center (aka Wallies) is pretty good. They have pretty much anything you want to eat plus a homecooked meal each lunch and dinner and a special bar type thing each day. It's also a buffet. There's a convenience store in the same building that has pretty much anything you would expect a convenience store to have. Lakeside food court is also good. There are multiple places you can go and get food; like I said, it's a food court. They just added two new places this semester, actually.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Gabriella from Otsego, MN
  • Jan-05-2015 I am a current student here

    Greek life isn't really huge at Bemidji. I believe there is 2 sororities and 1 frat house. I don't participate in any, so I'm not valid to give my opinion on this subject.

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  • 0
  • Joe
  • Nov-28-2014 I am a current student here

    There are two fraternities and one sorority on campus.

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  • 0
  • Alyssa from Bloomington, MN
  • Dec-31-2013 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    There are only a couple options as far as Fraternities and Sororities go but from what I have seen, these groups are very close knit and do a lot of activities together.

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  • 0
  • Kendra from Hugo, MN
  • Nov-05-2012 I am a current student here

    We have one sorority, and one fraternity and they're both relatively small. They're pretty easy to get into, and they throw some big parties, but their dropout rates are known to be pretty high.

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  • 0
  • Shelby from Gully, MN
  • Mar-27-2012 I am a current student here

    The Greek life is flourishing at BSU with two fraternities and sororities that promote religious values and social gatherings that allow all college students to feel right at home.

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