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Bemidji State University

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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
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Transferred after 3 semesters to MO to playAveragePsychology
Transferred after 3 semesters to MO to play a sport...now 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 do..so 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 paid...so 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+
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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
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