Black Hills State University

Spearfish, SD

Black Hills State is a public university. It was founded in 1883, became a four-year institution in 1924, and gained university status in 1989. Its 123-acre campus is located in Spearfish, 47 miles from Rapid City.

Black Hills State University

Spearfish, SD

Tuition & Fees

$9,009

$12,155

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Not Reported

undergraduateRatios

35%

male

65%

female

1

teacher

20

students

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Not Selective

98%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,787
Declined + 21
Total Received 1,808
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Public

3,592

undergraduate students

173

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

Not Reported

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Codes

SAT 6042
ACT 3904

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School Facts

Black Hills State is a public university. It was founded in 1883, became a four-year institution in 1924, and gained university status in 1989. Its 123-acre campus is located in Spearfish, 47 miles from Rapid City.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 3,765
Established in 1883
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  AACSB The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
•  CEAP Continuing Education Accreditation Program
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

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Spearfish, SD

124-acre campus in Spearfish (population: 11,609), 50 miles from Rapid City; branch campus at Ellsworth Air Force Base in Rapid City. Air and bus serve Rapid City.

Black Hills State University
1200 University Street
Spearfish, SD 57799-9500

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
yes
Students may have cars on campus
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Admissions Facts

Application fee $20
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required of some

Not Selective

98%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,787
Declined + 21
Total Received 1,808

Admissions Factors

Important

Class rank
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Barb O'Malley
Director of Admissions
P: 800 255-2478
F: 605 642-6254
admissions@bhsu.edu

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $9,009
Room $3,608
Board $3,534
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $17,351
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 605 642-6145
F: 605 642-6254

Financial Aid Officer

Kim Nida
Assistant Director of Financial Aid
kim.nida@bhsu.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
rodeo
soccer
softball
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
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Athletic Directors

Jhett Albers (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Colleen Mischke (women's)
Swa
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA, Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
Mascot
Yellow Jackets
School colors
green and gold

3,765

total students

NA%

in-state

NA%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

95%

3,592
students

Female
65%
2,326

Male
35%
1,266

5%

173
students

Female
65%
112

Male
35%
61

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

54%

1,944
students

Female
65%
1,245

Male
35%
699

46%

1,648
students

Female
66%
1,081

Male
34%
567

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Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
< 1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
54%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

100%

Transfer applicants accepted

60%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of All
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: February 8

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

32

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Psychological

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading

Career placement services

Not Reported

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Day care

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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