Black Hills State University

Spearfish, SD

Black Hills State University

Spearfish, SD

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Tuition & Fees

$8,672

$11,742

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
615
25th
555
75th
588
25th
483
75th
23
25th
16
75th
24
25th
17
75th
24
25th
18
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undergraduateRatios

38%

male

62%

female

20

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

97%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,087
Declined 32
Total Received 1,119
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Public

5,330

undergraduate students

530

graduate students

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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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 5,860
Established in 1883
Coeducational Coeducational

Social Networks

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.

  • Campus Setting: Small town

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age
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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
615
25th
555
75th
588
25th
483
75th
23
25th
16
75th
24
25th
17
75th
24
25th
18

Admissions Facts

Application fee $20
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required of some

Not Selective

97%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,087
Declined 32
Total Received 1,119

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School Record
Secondary School Rank
Completion of college-prepatory program
Secondary School GPA

Neither required nor recommended

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Formal demonstration of competencies
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Recommendations

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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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Financial Aid

46%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$5,403

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $7,541
Room $3,306
Board $3,300
Additional fees $1,131
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $16,478
Average Financial Aid - $5,403
Total with Avg. Aid $11,075
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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


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

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined
Basketball
Football
Golf
Other sports
Soccer
Softball
Volleyball
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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA, Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting.
American Indian/Native American Studies.
Art Teacher Education.
Art/Art Studies, General.
Biology Teacher Education.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Business and Innovation/Entrepreneurship Teacher Education.
Chemistry Teacher Education.
Chemistry, General.
Commercial and Advertising Art.
Community Organization and Advocacy.
Curriculum and Instruction.
Elementary Education and Teaching.
English Language and Literature, General.
English/Language Arts Teacher Education.
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies.
Fine/Studio Arts, General.
General Studies.
Graphic Design.
History Teacher Education.
History, General.
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General.
Industrial Technology/Technician.
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching.
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching.
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician.
Mass Communication/Media Studies.
Mathematics Teacher Education.
Mathematics, General.
Molecular Genetics.
Music Teacher Education.
Music, General.
Organizational Behavior Studies.
Outdoor Education.
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Studies.
Photography.
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
Physical Sciences, General.
Physical Sciences, Other.
Political Science and Government, General.
Psychology, General.
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other.
Reading Teacher Education.
Rhetoric and Composition.
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General.
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education.
Secondary Education and Teaching.
Social Science Teacher Education.
Social Sciences, General.
Sociology, General.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Special Education and Teaching, General.
Speech Teacher Education.
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management.
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General.
Sustainability Studies.
Teacher Assistant/Aide.
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education.
Tourism and Travel Services Management.
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Programs Offered

  • Dual degrees
  • Pass/fail grading option

5,860

total students

62%

in-state

38%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

91%

5,330
students

Female
62%
3,283

Male
38%
2,047

9%

530
students

Female
71%
377

Male
29%
153

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

39%

2,069
students

Female
64%
1,315

Male
36%
754

61%

3,261
students

Female
60%
1,968

Male
40%
1,293

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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
80%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

3%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: February 8

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

32

semester hours

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