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Black Hills State University

Spearfish, SD

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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 Mr. Joe Rainboth
Director of Admissions
Email: admissions@bhsu.edu
Phone: 605-642-6411

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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, General Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Administrative Assistant And Secretarial Science, General Checkmark
Business Administration And Management, General Checkmark
Entrepreneurship/entrepreneurial Studies Checkmark
Human Resources Management/personnel Administration, General Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management, General Checkmark
Sales, Distribution, And Marketing Operations, General Checkmark
Tourism And Travel Services Management Checkmark Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Mass Communication/media Studies Checkmark
Public Relations, Advertising, And Applied Communication, Other Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer And Information Sciences, General Checkmark
Computer Programming/programmer, General Checkmark
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Business And Innovation/entrepreneurship Teacher Education Checkmark
Chemistry Teacher Education Checkmark
Elementary Education And Teaching Checkmark
English/language Arts Teacher Education Checkmark
History Teacher Education Checkmark
Junior High/intermediate/middle School Education And Teaching Checkmark
Kindergarten/preschool Education And Teaching Checkmark
Mathematics Teacher Education Checkmark
Music Teacher Education Checkmark
Physical Education Teaching And Coaching Checkmark
Science Teacher Education/general Science Teacher Education Checkmark
Secondary Education And Teaching Checkmark
Social Science Teacher Education Checkmark
Spanish Language Teacher Education Checkmark
Special Education And Teaching, General Checkmark
Speech Teacher Education Checkmark
Teacher Assistant/aide Checkmark
Technology Teacher Education/industrial Arts Teacher Education Checkmark
Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
Drafting And Design Technology/technician, General Checkmark
Industrial Technology/technician Checkmark
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/technician Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Rhetoric And Composition Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Spanish Language And Literature Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Health/health Care Administration/management Checkmark
Hospital And Health Care Facilities Administration/management Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
General Studies Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences/liberal Studies Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Studies Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Outdoor Education Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, And Leisure Studies Checkmark
Sport And Fitness Administration/management Checkmark
Sports, Kinesiology, And Physical Education/fitness, General Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Physical Sciences, General Checkmark
Physical Sciences, Other Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Psychology, General Checkmark
Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
Community Organization And Advocacy Checkmark Checkmark
Human Services, General Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Social Sciences, General Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art/art Studies, General Checkmark
Commercial And Advertising Art Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts, General Checkmark
Graphic Design Checkmark
Music Performance, General Checkmark
Music, General Checkmark
Photography Checkmark
Voice And Opera Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

2,362
Applied
1,982
Accepted
3,413
Enrolled
84%
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Female Admissions

1,575
Females Applied
1,325
Females Accepted
84%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

787
Males Applied
657
Males Accepted
83%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

20
Application Fee
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 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 555 615
SAT Math 483 588
ACT Composite 18 24

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

7,541
In-state
10,611
Out-of-state
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Fees

1,131
Full-time student fees
6,908
Room & board
3,608
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

3,413
Total Undergrad students
1%
International Students
33%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.75%
Black or African American 0.85%
White or Caucasian 82.88%
American Indian or Alaska Native 2.9%
Asian 0.98%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.13%
Two or more races 3.83%
Other 1.16%

Gender

Male (37.5%)
Female (62.5%)

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

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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
Student patrols Checkmark
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 Checkmark Checkmark
Softball Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark No No
Track And Field No Checkmark Checkmark
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Weight Lifting Checkmark No No
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