Black Hills State University (BHSU)

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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: Setting: Type: Affiliation: Size: Website: On-Campus Housing Available: Selectivity: In-State Tuition: Out-of-State Tuition: Retention Rate: Enrollment: Year Established:
Small Town Setting
Not applicable
Large (5,000 to 10,000 Undergrad)
$ 7,320
$ 9,184

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.

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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.

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BHSU Map & Location

Black Hills State University

1200 University St

Spearfish, SD 57799

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Getting Around BHSU


Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.

8/10 walk


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 Freshman Class Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 3%
  • African American: 1%
  • Caucasian: 88%
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 4%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Unknown and Other: 4%
]]> Latino African American Caucasian American Indian or Alaska native Asian Unknown and Other
Undergraduate 82% Graduate 18% Full-Time 90% Part-Time 10% Women 63% Men 37% International 1% Domestic 99%

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