We are Minnesota’s Premier North Woods University

From our beginning in 1919 to today, Bemidji State University believes in the transformative power of the liberal arts, education in the professions and the robust engagement of our students. We instill and promote service to others, preservation of the earth and respect and appreciation for the diverse peoples of our region and world.

Serving around 5,000 students in undergraduate, graduate and online degree programs, our core philosophy is built upon a commitment to environmental stewardship, community service and global understanding. Located on the western shore of Lake Bemidji, our north woods campus reminds us daily of the need to be in tune with our world.

“A beautiful campus with plenty to do, fantastic faculty that want to see you succeed, and wonderful community to live in –you can’t ask for more. To know Bemidji State is to love it.” – Nevada Childs (2015 Graduate)