Bemidji State University (BSU)

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Bemidji State University can be found in Bemidji, MN, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around five thousand students enrolled each year at Bemidji State University.

A large majority of students at Bemidji State University scored between 19 (25th percentile) to 24 (75th percentile) on the ACT. We were able to estimate the Bemidji State University (BSU) average GPA (2.98 - 3.25) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. 65% of all applicants are accepted to Bemidji State University, from which 29 percent choose to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Bemidji State University (BSU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Bemidji State University was reported as 65.0% in Fall 2020 with over 3,400 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • BSU ACT Scores: 19 - 24
  • BSU Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.25

How Hard Is It to Get into Bemidji State University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Bemidji State University, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Bemidji State University has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 64.1%
  • 2017-2018: 66.3%
  • 2018-2019: 66.7%
  • 2019-2020: 65.0%
  • Projected BSU Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 61.0%

How Does Bemidji State University (BSU) Compare?

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The acceptance rate for Bemidji State University is fifteen percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of Minnesota-Crookston68.4%
Concordia College at Moorhead68.4%
Saint Johns University78.3%
College of Saint Benedict80.5%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Bemidji State University (BSU) (Fall 2020)

ACT®Score Range
English16 - 23
Math18 - 24
Composite Score19 - 24
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