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The athletics are good.BrightBiology
The athletics are good. Hockey is by far the best to watch and play if you are a guy. Girls not so much. the campus is on a lake which is beautiful and you can canoe and kayak on it during the summer and early fall. a lot of clubs and campus activities and opportunities to make new friends and meet new people. SOME of the faculty is hard to get a hold of when needed but usually you can find them. the course work is challenging but with not much procrastination you'll do fine. the housing is great birch hall and linden hall by far the best to live in. oak as a freshman is great. tamarack hall if you like a lot of people constantly around and goofing off lol. the city of bemidji is medium 10k-15k perfect size if you ask me. great school. wish the women's hockey team didnt stink otherwise i wouldnt have transfered to play somewhere else. OH also the food isnt bad...i actually miss it.compared the school im at now. also the campus/student stores are great place to use beaver bucks
2nd Year Female -- Class 2011
Education Quality: A+, Individual Value: B+
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I looked at other colleges, but settled onBiology
I looked at other colleges, but settled on BSU because of the natural beauty of the surrounding area – having visited the Boundary Water Canoe Area several times earlier in my life. So if you’re into extracurricular activities, Bemidji has a lot to offer. If you’re not, go someplace else!

Having said that you should be warned, northern Minnesota gets cold, very cold, in the winter. I remember one stretch of weather were it was -25F at night and -10F during the day –and that lasted a whole month! However the dorms and classrooms are connected by underground heated tunnels, so if one wanted, you could sleep, eat and attend class without ever having to set foot outside.

Class size varies, with the largest number of students found in the freshman intro classes (200-300). By junior and senior year, 20-30 students per class were the norm. The Biology, Environmental Studies and Geology professors really cared about what they taught and were very approachable.

On the downside, I wish BSU would change its name to “University of Northern Minnesota”, so people outside of Minnesota would at least know where it’s located.

On the positive side, I had a great time there, met life long friends and got a quality education (in fact I met my future wife [and current sweetheart] during freshmen week). Also I can honestly say, everyone I know who graduated from BSU is doing quite well in their careers – from a County Health Official, a Assistance Director of Nursing, a Secret Service Agent, a Lt. Commander naval chaplain, to me, an Environmental Laboratory Technical Manager…

Let’s face it; BSU isn’t ever going to be in the upper echelons of universities, but it does offer a good balance of education vs. quality of life.

No Regrets!!!

Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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Experiencing life in Bemidji State University rebuilt myQuite BrightMath
Experiencing life in Bemidji State University rebuilt my whole life at all. I always treasure opportunities of learning and making friends. BSU is pretty wonderful place for me to develop and construct my value. Not only I love the physical environment in campus, but also the atmosphere of studying and knowing people. I always remember Lai Fan, Agnes, Isaebella, Jean .... especially my Lord.
4th Year Male -- Class 1995
Campus Maintenance: A+, Surrounding City: F
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