Black Hills State University
- 4 Year
- SPEARFISH, SD
Black Hills State University Reviews
Rating 3.49 out of 5 613 reviews
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.
" if you waste my time I'll waste yours." Black Hills State is nothing but a bunch of students who run in cliques. Anytime you mention a petition for Greek life you get shunned, or someone makes up some ridiculous rule. They also teach a sense of responsibility and team work to people. I think all schools should have Greek life. In Addition, Nightlife in Spearfish is near non-existent. Unless you are hanging out with friends off-campus, there is not much to do. There are bars, but those are only for 21+ students. There are a couple sport grills and bars which allow under 21 to come in, but not to drink, only to offer food and watch sports. Students typically leave the campus to go to a friend's home to engage in any sort of partying or drinking as there is nothing to offer on or around campus.
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.
I think Black Hills State is a very good school and I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a smaller close community campus.
My experience with online classes was very good. Most of my classes were in person and face to face, but there was an option to participate over zoom which was very nice and considerate of those who didn't feel comfortable with face to face.
black hills state is a small well organized university. the city is small and the student of the college make up most of the population. the campus is small but high class and up to date.
All of my classes so far have been online, and they are going very well. I really appreciate the work my professors put into making my online classes enjoyable.
Although this is my first semester, I absolutely love it at Black Hills State University so far. I enjoy my classes and working with the staff was amazing. I am looking forward to continuing my education here.
The campus at BHSU is absolutely gorgeous as well as the surround town of Spearfish. The campus is easy to navigate and easy to feel at home. The dorms are small, but Bordeaux makes up for that with air-conditioning and heating in every room. The only reason I did not like Black Hills State University is some of the faculty was very rude and crossed many personal boundaries that seemed unacceptable to me. Many of my professors were inconsiderate and difficult to work with.
Black Hills State University is a pretty good school if you are majoring in education, psychology, or business. Those are the majors that it is very successful in. It is not very STEM savvy, but it does offer some courses with great professors. The town of Spearfish is gorgeous and offers many college discounts. There are many small businesses and hiking spots. Great college town with a good college.
I am a dual credit student at the BHSU Campus in Rapid City. I've had good professors and an overall good dual credit experience. The transition from high school to college classes was a little difficult because I didn't get the same resources as a college student would have and I felt a little under-informed. I've also had a difficult time seeing my grades as most of my professors choose not to publicly post them. I love the easy access to this campus and and the opportunities they give students here even though it's not the main campus in Spearfish. Overall I've had a good time here and I think it was a good decision to take classes at the BHSU Campus- Rapid City.
Teachers really focus on giving students the opportunity to view all sides of a topic. They try their hardest to not be extremely bias. Everyone is friendly and the opportunities here are endless.
This is where I was able to take my high school dual credit. It was good. They tried to double charge me though
I absolutely love Black Hills State. The campus is beautiful, the professors are wonderful and helpful, and there's always something fun and exciting to do.
The professors are very helpful and show great interest in your success. The classes are appropriate to your major and interests as well as the levels they accompany. The homework is appropriate to the class and class load and classes are interesting and engaging. Overall, this school is very well suited for serious students who want to succeed and go on to achieve their dream career.
I've been to Black Hillls State a few times for ACT testing, and for extracirricular activities, and the people there are great to work with and they are very one-on-one with each individual, and I love how they are willing to meet with students in the surrounding communities and see how they can improve their college.
I like all the fun activities they have going on after school hours. The only thing I would change is better food on the buffet.