Why Choose BSU?

Applying to BSU may just be your Best Decision Ever.

A Tight-Knit Community

Your journey begins when you arrive on our beautiful, lakeside campus, where you will be immediately welcomed into a community of your peers for the First-Year Residential Experience. They’ll be right by your side as you quickly learn why “B-town” is recognized as one of the 100 best small towns in America.

Committed Faculty, Outstanding Academics

Whatever you decide to major in, you can count on small classes and plenty of options for independent research, internships and study abroad. Superb faculty will mentor and guide you toward the opportunities that will pave the way for you long after you graduate.

Criminal Justice professor Dr. Mike Herbert.
Criminal Justice professor Dr. Mike Herbert.

Focus on the Future

At Bemidji State, you can immerse yourself in your education and in real relationships with your professors, peers and the greater community as you prepare to succeed in your chosen career. These experiences will inspire you to continue to learn, to lead and to serve in a changing world.