Best Decision Ever!


Bemidji State University, located amid the lakes and forests of northern Minnesota, occupies a wooded campus along the shores of Lake Bemidji. BSU strikes the balance between academic rigor and Northern Minnesota’s fun, robust outdoor culture. The proximity to the lake and the surrounding Northwoods allows easy access to an assortment of recreation, including kayaking, boating, paddleboarding, hunting, hiking, foraging, skiing, fishing, ice fishing and snowboarding.

A member of the Minnesota State system of colleges and universities, BSU will be part of the first ever Minnesota State Week from June 24-28. Students who visit campus during this week will be eligible to submit an application for free.

Campus tours can be scheduled at 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. each day. There will also be free outdoor summer activities from 5-7 p.m. through the outdoor program center, including kayaking, paddle boarding, canoeing and sailing.

Students attending Bemidji State enjoy a vibrant, four season campus located on the shores of Lake Bemidji. Campus is small and easy to navigate with clear signage to direct students and families to where they need to be.

The student-to-faculty ratio is 20:1 so students have the opportunity to engage closely with their instructors and getting involved with campus.

Bemidji State offers quality education at low cost with more than 85% of our students receiving financial aid. There are also many on-campus and off-campus employment opportunities.

Underground tunnels connect nearly every building on campus, making the winter months not only warm, but manageable. Shorts and flip-flops, year round!

BSU offers more than 80 degrees and pre-professional programs, many that are customizable to fit personal interests and talents.


The Lake is Calling and I Must Go