Black Hills State University
- 4 Year
- SPEARFISH, SD
Black Hills State University Reviews
Rating 3.52 out of 5 631 reviews
Black Hills State University has a wonderful campus that is known for being very sustainable. The professors are kind, very helpful, and they always want what is best for you. They have a beautiful new library and archives. The cafeteria is always serving good food, and they also have allergy safe foods as well, not to mention a soft serve machine. They have a great Life Sciences department and the all popular School of Education.
I really love the school, and the town of Spearfish. The campus is big enough so that not everyone knows you, but small enough that you get to know your professors, and classmates on a more personal level.
Black Hills State University is a safe and comforting environment. There are lots of opportunities to get involved on campus with clubs, sports, activities, and much more. I have gone to many events put on by the school and it was the best time for me to make memories with my friends and connect with other people.
I like Black Hills State University because it is small but still provides decent programs. I like being able to walk across campus in 10 minutes and being surrounded by the Black Hills area. There are very few food options and the weather is horrible in the winter and spring, but it is bearable with alot of hot chocolate.
If you are not from; Wyoming, ND, or SD then DO NOT go here. Midwest living at its finest. Ranking the few positives first, the staff/teachers do genuinely care and do their best and offer support and are generally very understanding and fair. The area itself is pretty enough, though the town and surrounding area is pretty much impossible to travel around without a car as public transpo is non-existent. Cafeteria food ranges from terrible to somewhat passable, with very few healthy options usually, and the quality of ingredients/food is usually poor. For a very small campus, student life is very disconnected. It is pretty much a rehash of high school, with cliques and immaturity towards anyone out of these cliques being leveled. Party scene is basically non-existent, unless you are willing to go to rapid to a sorry scene of frat house basements. Other than the occasional kickback, there is very little to do outside of the club everyone goes to.
Love my time here! Could be a little more updated but overall great experience. I love the size and how it feels like I know every one
I love Black Hills I think the people are very welcoming and fun to be around. I think many people should go to black hills for a good education.
Black hills state university is a good university with a diversity of choices to explore and a beautiful location
I never thought I would end up at a smaller University, however I am very glad I did! First off, the campus is absolutely beautiful and has many amazing nature activities right off campus. The education program is what drew me to the school and it is amazing. There are many professors that are so extremely dedicated to that program and the expeirences within the program are what make it unique.
I love all of the interactions that I have had with BHSU so far. It is wonderful and all of the people there are so nice.
Its a fun, diverse campus but there doesn't seem much to do club wise. It is very diverse in music though, providing lots of activities and groups.
I am a senior in high school at the moment taking a college dual credit course through Black Hills State University. I will soon be visiting Black Hills State and I can not watch to see what they have in store. Through the dual credit course that I have taken, my experience has been really good since I started. The Black Hills site is very easy to work through and it is easy to find what I want. They are also super helpful when I am having troubles with something. Overall, great experience with this University.
Beautiful, small campus in the Black Hills of SD. Campus is small. Everything is within walking distance. The town is supportive of the school. Lots of outdoor activity - skiing, hiking, fishing and climbing
My overall experience so far has been great at Black Hills State University! I have loved getting to know my professors and colleagues. Spearfish is such a peaceful and beautiful town. The people are extremely nice and welcoming.
I like Black Hills because it is a local place and a good college. It has many sport to participate in. Black Hills is proud of its mascot and is a high ranked college in South Dakota. Prices are always high, however Black Hills has a good price range for every student. There is a lot of opportunity for everyone. Lots of crafts and plays and sports to participate in. Like every college, there is a lot of homework. There are many good professors and coaches. The library is a nice place to study and there are many quite and comfortable places to be on the campus. Its a local area in which college students can go downtown or to the park. It has many good hiking, biking and areas to be outside. Black Hills State University is a great place to go to school!
This school is great. They do so many fun events such as ice cream social, casino night, sports, etc. I never feel like I have nothing going on or that I have no new friends. This school has been amazing for me. I live an hour away and drive to class in the snow. My teachers have allowed me to zoom in when the snow is too much in. They do this in order to ensure I am still learning. As a future educator, this is school is great. They have a 98% placement rate for teachers. They are always more than willing to help. They have helped me find a new major that fits my personality, find internships and scholarships, figure out what classes I need and when to take them, and lastly, helped make my colled experience overall easy.
professors hardly answer emails, " if you waste my time I'll waste yours." Black Hills State is nothing but a bunch of students who run in cliques.