Black Hills State University (BHSU)

Spearfish, SD

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Black Hills State University

Black Hills State University

Black Hills State University Student Essentials

Black Hills State University Student Essentials
Region: Midwest
Setting: Small Town Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Large (5,000 to 10,000 Undergrad)
Website: www.bhsu.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Selective
In-State Tuition: $7,320
Out-of-State Tuition: $9,184
Retention Rate: 61%
Enrollment: 6,396
Year Established: 1883

About BHSU

One of South Dakota’s largest public universities, Black Hills State University attracts students from all over the state and beyond looking to take advantage of its substantial academic opportunities.

Located in Spearfish, South Dakota, Black Hills State grants bachelor’s, master’s and associate’s degrees in more than 90 fields of study. Majors available at the bachelor’s level include Applied Technical Science, Art, Elementary Education, Human Services, Music, Psychology, Speech Communications and Theatre. Black Hills also has less commonly offered majors such as American Indian Studies, Business Education, Corporate Communications and Outdoor Education. Approximately 20 pre-professional programs in medical and other fields are also available.

A research university, Black Hills conducts research activities in such fields as the natural sciences, education and plant and herb science. In fact, Black Hills boasts one of the largest herbariums in the world.

Student clubs and organizations also feature numerous opportunities. You can join a theatre society, work at the student-run radio station or join a circus club, an organization for non-traditional students, a community service club, or a group for pre-law students and lots more.

An application, transcripts and SAT or ACT scores are required for admissions consideration.

Tuition is significantly lower for South Dakota residents and students may also apply for financial aid.

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BHSU Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 2 Reviews

50% of students gave Black Hills State University 5 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

Overall Rating

I like the location of the school, the town is small and great. The teachers and faculty are very helpful, easy to make friends. I really do enjoy the town itself, the surrounding area is beautiful and lots of winter sports nearby which is my favorite part of the area. The black hills are a warm and inviting place.


Overall Rating

LEARN ABOUT LIFE.ILKE IT


BHSU Map & Location

Black Hills State University
1200 University St
Spearfish, SD 57799


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Getting Around BHSU

Walkability

Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.

8/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Spearfish, SD

Winter
Dec
40
19
Jan
40
19
Feb
41
20
Spring
Mar
49
27
Apr
59
37
May
69
47
Summer
Jun
79
55
Jul
88
62
Aug
87
60
Fall
Sep
76
50
Oct
62
39
Nov
49
28

BHSU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 5,263
Freshman Class 535
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 6,396

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 3%
  • African American: 1%
  • Caucasian: 88%
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 4%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Unknown and Other: 4%
Latino 3%
African American 1%
Caucasian 88%
American Indian or Alaska native 4%
Asian 1%
Unknown and Other 4%

Undergraduate 82%
Graduate 18%
Full-Time 90%
Part-Time 10%
Women 63%
Men 37%
International 1%
Domestic 99%

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