Bemidji State University
 
 
Public university founded in 1919

Shore-lined 98 acre campus recognized by the American Society of Landscape Architects as one of only two campuses in Minnesota as a "Valued Place" in the state

5,000 students from 40 states and 44 countries

98 undergraduate programs of study, including 13 pre-professional programs

The largest programs are education, business administration, design technology, psychology, and criminal justice

Unique programs include environmental studies, aquatic biology, creative and professional writing, Indian studies, and exhibit design

98% of the faculty is full-time (top ten of public universities in the Midwest), with very few classes taught by graduate students

48% of classes have fewer than 20 students and only 5% of classes have more than 50 students (top ten of public universities in the Midwest)

The University is located only four hours from Minneapolis/St. Paul in one of the 100 best small cities in America at the headwaters of the Mississippi River