Tuition & Fees

$8,733

$11,671

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Not Reported

undergraduateRatios

36%

male

64%

female

1

teacher

20

students

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Not Selective

88%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,669
Declined + 221
Total Received 1,890
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Public

3,745

undergraduate students

290

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

Not Reported

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Codes

SAT 6042
ACT 3904

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Location

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 4,035
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

88%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,669
Declined + 221
Total Received 1,890

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

Beth Oaks
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 $8,733
Room $3,530
Board $3,448
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $16,911
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Deb Henriksen
Director of Financial Aid
debhenriksen@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

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
American Indian Studies
Art/Art Education
Biology/Biology Education
Business Administration
Chemistry/Chemistry Education
Communication Studies/Communication Studies Education
Corporate Communication
Crisis Leadership/Emergency Management
Curriculum/Instruction/K-12
Early Childhood Special Education
Economics/Finance
Elementary Education
English/English Education
Entrepreneurial Studies
Environmental Physical Sciences
Exercise Science
General Studies
Graphic Communication
Graphic Design/Communication
History/History Education
Human Resource Management
Human Services
Integrated Media Management
Integrative Genomics
Marketing
Mass Communications
Mathematics/Mathematics Education
Mathematics/Science Education
Music/Music Education
Outdoor Education
Photography
Physical Education
Physical Science
Political Science
Professional Accountancy
Psychology
Public Relations
Reading
Science Communications
Science Education
Secondary Education
Social Science/Social Science Education
Sociology
Spanish/Spanish Education
Special Education K-12
Sports Media
Theatre/Theatre Education
Tourism/Hospitality Management
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Programs Offered

  • Dual degrees
  • Pass/fail grading option

4,035

total students

NA%

in-state

NA%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

93%

3,745
students

Female
64%
2,412

Male
36%
1,333

7%

290
students

Female
72%
208

Male
28%
82

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

54%

2,029
students

Female
63%
1,267

Male
37%
762

46%

1,716
students

Female
67%
1,145

Male
33%
571

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Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
55%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

Not Reported

Transfer applicants accepted

Not Reported

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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