Life on the Lake at Bemidji State University
Illuminate Your Future
|Whether you’re from across the street or across an ocean, all students at Bemidji State University pay the same affordable tuition rate.
You belong at Bemidji State University — a place where you’ll be part of a thriving community of students, and where you’re never just a number. A place where you’re surrounded by the natural majesty of Minnesota’s north woods. A place steeped in American Indian culture, nestled among the three largest native nations in Minnesota.
A place with character built on a foundation of environmental stewardship, community engagement and an understanding of our place in a global society. You’ll see these commitments in everything we teach and everything we do. Here, you have the opportunity to shine.
Please plan to apply and be admitted at least one week prior to the start of each semester. International students pursuing education in the USA should review the International Admissions Checklist before applying.
Bemidji State is currently accepting applications for the 2023-24 and 2024-25 academic years.
Entering freshmen, transfer, returning, and PSEO students, or if you’re seeking an additional bachelor’s degree, or taking classes but not pursuing a degree. BSU does not charge an undergraduate application fee!
RN-BS Nursing applicants: If you plan to start the program in March, please apply for the Summer 2024 term and contact Mike Simpson about adjusting your start date.
Students who already hold or will soon hold a bachelor’s degree, seeking on-campus or online graduate degrees, graduate-level certificates, or students taking graduate classes but not pursuing a degree.