3,947
Students
86
86%
Acceptance Rate
Small town
Setting
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Overview

Black Hills State University is a Comprehensive institution located in Spearfish, SD, in a small town setting.

Location & Contact

Address 1200 University Street
Unit 9502
Spearfish, SD  57799-9502
United States
Contact Mrs. Beth Oaks
Director of Admissions
Email: admissions@bhsu.edu
Phone: 605-642-6343
Fax: 605-642-6254

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
American Indian/Native American Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biology/biological Sciences Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Administrative Assistant And Secretarial Science Checkmark
Business Administration And Management Checkmark
Human Resources Management Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management Checkmark
Sales, Distribution, And Marketing Operations Checkmark
Tourism And Travel Services Management Checkmark Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Mass Communication/media Checkmark Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Computer Programming Checkmark
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Education Associate Bachelors
Business Teacher Education Checkmark
Elementary Education Checkmark
Kindergarten/preschool Education Checkmark
Mathematics Teacher Education Checkmark
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Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
Drafting And Design Technology Checkmark
Industrial Technology Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Checkmark
Rhetoric And Composition Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Spanish Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Health/health-care Administration Checkmark
Hospital And Health-care Facilities Administration Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Studies Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Health And Physical Education/fitness Checkmark
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Sport And Fitness Administration/management Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Political Science And Government Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Commercial And Advertising Art Checkmark
Music Checkmark
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Voice And Opera Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

1,696
Applied
1,475
Accepted
3,947
Enrolled
87%
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Female Admissions

1,056
Females Applied
927
Females Accepted
88%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

640
Males Applied
548
Males Accepted
86%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

20
Application Fee
3.14
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Other requirements exist (see below)
Other requirements: Minimum 2.0 high school GPA in core curriculum

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
ACT Composite 18 24

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

7,626
In-state
10,671
Out-of-state
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Fees

1,107
Full-time student fees
6,978
Room & board
3,530
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Tuition deferred payment Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens
Employees

Student Body

3,947
Total undergrad students
1%
International Students
31%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.92%
Black or African American 1.68%
White or Caucasian 80.99%
American Indian or Alaska Native 4.02%
Asian 0.8%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.04%
Two or more races 4.82%
Other 0.44%

Gender

Male (37.27%)
Female (62.73%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing Not Reported

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
Student-run television station Checkmark
Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Swarm Days and Geek Speak

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

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Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Student Activities Committee and Student Government

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery Checkmark No No
Badminton Checkmark No No
Basketball Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Checkmark Checkmark
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Golf Checkmark No No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Skiing (cross-country) Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark No No
Softball Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark No No
Track And Field No Checkmark Checkmark
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery Checkmark No No
Badminton Checkmark No No
Basketball Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Checkmark Checkmark
Football No No No
Golf Checkmark Checkmark No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Skiing (cross-country) Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark No No
Softball Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark No No
Track And Field No Checkmark Checkmark
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Weight Lifting Checkmark No No

Faculty

128
Total Faculty
Male - 73
Female - 55