About the School

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Bemidji State University

• Named a top-tier Midwest university for 2009, 2010 and 2011 academic years by U.S. News and World Report.

• A wooded, lakeside campus offering arts, sciences, and select professional programs in a personal learning atmosphere focused on the environment, civic engagement, and the global family.

• Location: In the heart of northern Minnesota’s lakes and forest region. Four hours northwest of St. Paul-Minneapolis; two hours northeast of Fargo, ND.

• Approximately 5,000 undergraduate and about over 300 graduate students.

• Faculty research and expertise include: bioremediation, child development, women in the workplace, emergency responders and stress, poetry and creative writing, e-learning, digital literacy and computer-mediated communication, business in the Middle East, the internet in business, the therapy of sex offenders and sexual abuse within families, women and the criminal justice system, Minnesota environmental and economics issues, the Ojibwe language, and Native American culture.

• 89-acre campus and 240-acre private forest.

• The nationally-recognized Outdoor Program Center has a lakeside facility for offering educational programs and renting kayaks, canoes, pontoons, sailboats, mountain bikes, and camping equipment. Weekend trips and semester break trips are available at student-discounted prices. The center also rents winter recreational equipment at the University’s recreational center.

• BSU recreation center offers 6 basketball courts, 8 outdoor tennis courts, 4 indoor tennis courts, 5 racquetball courts, 200-meter indoor track, 8-lane outside track, 6-lane 25-yard pool, 3 baseball and softball fields, 4 indoor volleyball courts, 2 sand volleyball courts, free and fixed weights, 13 cardio machines, and a state-of-the-art rock climbing wall; the center is located near the residence halls.

• Men’s hockey: winner of 13 national championships, 22 conference championships and, with an all-time winning percentage of .664, has the highest winning percentage of any NCAA Division I team.

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