StudentsReview :: Bemidji State University - Comments and Student Experiences
Search for Schools by Region

or within distance of city

Similar Schools
Alabama State University -- Montgomery, AL
Arizona State University -- Tempe, AZ

  Who's got the Best?

Perceptual Rankings:
You Make 'Em.
We Post 'Em.
You Vote 'Em Up.
You Vote 'Em Down.
Aww yeah.

Bemidji State University

There are 30 Comments


Sort By: [Date] [Major] [Rating]

Select Comments:

Positive Negative Neutral Advice
Bemidji State University allowed me to connect andOther
Bemidji State University allowed me to connect and be social while attending a school in beautiful northern Minnesota. If you love the outdoors, you'll enjoy this university. The tight-knit campus community, as well as the smaller class sizes helped me develop relationships with professors and my classmates. I recommend that if you're interested in a 4-year university, but don't want the "big city" feel. Bemidji State University is the place for you!
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
Rate this comment:
Useless (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Helpful
Transferred after 3 semesters to MO to playAveragePsychology
Transferred after 3 semesters to MO to play a transferring back to BSU.
positive-BEAUTIFUl campus right on the lake so if you like fishing, canoeing, kayaking, etc. its a go. its fun to play on when it freezes during the winter. homecoming it a blast. campus has A LOT of activities for students to getting bored and getting into trouble is almost impossible. making friends was super easy for me through participating in a lot of student programs and activities, met my fiancee through intramural hockey. the town is a good size..not small and not too big. town people are generally pretty nice, i am an out of state native american so i was unaware of the local nearby natives having a bad rep on the whites here, but once people realize i am not from that area their attitudes change to a more positive one. hockey is a big deal so if you do not enjoy the sport i do not recomend this school.frat parties are amazing, the food isn't bad for a college, beaver buck meal plan is guineas. co-ed dorms. security is wonderful they do not get in your hair and are available and helpful when needed. faculty..BIG lecture classes do not really care about if your in class cuz either way they get thats a negative in mmy book..1 on 1 with professors is somewhat hard..but they know what they are talking about if you read the material and talk in class you will be noticed more and they seem more willing to help if you make an attempt to engage in discussions and ask questions. a really good school that is why i am going back in 1 month :) BSU!!!! oh! also..its a cheap school in state and out of state so thats a plus cheap and good education
3rd Year Female -- Class 2013
Education Quality: A+, Faculty Accessibility: B+
Rate this comment:
Useless (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Helpful
I originally started my education at Bemidji withBiology
I originally started my education at Bemidji with the intent of moving on after two years. I ended up staying for the full degree. Since then one son has also entered BSU and the other one is planning on attending as soon as he is out of high school.

This school is very much like life - You get out of it what you put in. As an undergraduate I worked on four seperate research projects (two published, two not) that most underclassmen at other universities would have been happy to have seen one.

Most of the professors are very easy to get ahold of and are more interested in their students success than in publishing. Putting the student first at a university was something I hadn't expected. Having the Dean of the English department teach freshman english was one of highlights I remember to this day.

BSU is mostly a teaching college that practices what they teach. When taking calculus the instructor will probably spend as much time going over how to teach the subject as they do teaching the subject.

Outside the classroom: Food - comparing the on-campus food here to three other universities, easily the best. Weather - Sept and Oct are great, Nov thru March are ccoollddddd (-40 for lows and days when it doesn't break zero are common), April and May are nice. Luckily most of the university is reachable by underground tunnels. Sports - hockey is king (this is Minnesota). In the course of the season you will usually see 3 of the top 10 teams in the nation come to town. Football (Div II) 500 seasons are the norm. Basketball, baseball, volleyball etc are also there. Outdoor activities are readily available and the norm, the latest dance routines and fancy drinking establishments, no.

If I had to do it all over again I would return to BSU.

Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
Rate this comment:
Useless (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Helpful
Compare BSUSave BSU

StudentsReview Advice!

• What is a good school?
• Statistical Significance
• How to choose a Major
• How to choose your Career
• What you make of it?
• How Ivy League Admissions works
• On the Student/Faculty Ratio

• FAFSA: Who is a Parent?
• FAFSA: Parent Contribution
• FAFSA: Dream out of reach

• College Financial Planning
• Survive College and Graduate
• Sniffing Out Commuter Schools
• Preparing for College: A HS Roadmap
• Talking to Your Parents about College.
• Is a top college worth it?
• Why is college hard?
• Why Kids Aren't Happy in Traditional Schools
• Essential College Tips
Ah, college. Considered by many to be the time of a young person's lif... more→
• Cost of College Increasing Faster Than Inflation
According to NPR, the cost of college... more→
• For parents filling out the FAFSA and PROFILE (from a veteran paper slinger)
Just so you know, filling out these forms is a lot more than penciling... more→
• How to choose the right college?
My name is Esteban Correa. I am currently a second year INTERNATIONAL ... more→
• Create The Right Career Habits Now
Getting ahead in your career can be easier if you make the choice to b... more→

• Senior Year (Tips and experience)
It's the end of junior year and everyone is anticipating the arrival o... more→
• Informational Overload! What Should I Look For in a College or University?
We are in an instant information age, where you can find almost anythi... more→
• Personality Type and College Choice
Personality type is something very important to consider when deciding... more→
• A Free Application is a Good Application
As a senior finishing her scholastic year, I feel that it is my duty ... more→

• College Academic Survival Guide
The leap from high school to college academics is not an insignificant... more→
• Getting Involved: The Key to College Happiness
As a tour guide, the absolute, most frequently asked question I got wa... more→
• Choose a Path, Not a Major
Unless you're one of the fortunate souls who's already found their cal... more→
• The Scoop on State Schools
A recent college graduate, I vividly remember touring campuses as a p... more→

• The Purpose of a Higher Education
You are one of the millions of people this year applying for admission... more→
• The Importance of Choosing the Right College Major (2012)
One of the most important academic choices you'll make while in colleg... more→
• How to choose a college major
I was not sure what college major to choose. When you are in your late... more→
• How to guarantee your acceptance to many colleges
Are your grades are not what you think they should be from high school... more→

• Nailing the College Application Process
College applications seem to always be put on top of students procrast... more→
• What to do for a Successful Interview
Interviews seem to become more commonplace in every facet of life as o... more→
• I Don't Know Where to Start (General College Advice)
Preparing for college is a difficult time for every student and it?s o... more→
• Attitude and Dress Code for an Interview (General College Advice)
An interview is something we all have to go through when we get a job... more→

• Starting College (General College Advice)
College is a huge milestone in your life. You?ve seen the castle like ... more→