Black Hills State University is ...
NCAA Division II (with football)
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
Black Hills State University Rankings
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.39 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.42 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.42 responses
Most Popular Majors
Business Administration and Management89 Graduates
Elementary Education51 Graduates
Sport and Fitness Management43 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities28 Graduates
Industrial Production Technician25 Graduates
Community Organization and Advocacy24 Graduates
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching19 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.46 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.51 responses
After Black Hills State University
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.28 responses
Black Hills State University Reviews
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Spearfish is a wonderful community nestled in the Black Hills. Residents and BHSU students have the opportunity to explore the hills in many different ways whether that's hiking, biking, skiing, snowshoeing, snow mobiling, climbing, and many others. There is an array of good natured adventure surrounding this university! The campus does a fairly good job at providing activities on campus and a handful of active campus organizations to help you get involved. there are plenty of restaurants and a few local activities such as bowling alley, movie theater, and black hills theatre. Not to mention spearfish is only 35 miles to a much larger city!
On July 18, 2016 I had a scheduled personal visit to Black Hills State University in Spearfish, South Dakota. My visit was amazing. This is my first choice school. I like how small the school is. I am from a small town in South Dakota, so I like the small environment. The student showing me around told me, "Here, you aren't just a number. You are a student. Professors will make time for you if you are struggling." This made my decision easier. Since it's a small school, I like the fact that a professor will take time out of their day to help me.
It's a great school, professors are awesome as are the counselor and advisors. The Financial Aid department is very unpleasant, not just because the school is ridiculously expensive, but the people staffed there are stand-offish and are not helpful.