Black Hills State University
- 4 Year
- SPEARFISH, SD
Black Hills State University Reviews
Rating 3.5 out of 5 620 reviews
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
Black Hills State University is a beautifully kept campus located on the doorstep of the Black Hills in South Dakota. It is a smaller campus, which I actually enjoy. Despite being a smaller campus, there are groups and clubs for every student. The staff and educators are all very professional and truly care about helping students be successful during and after their college careers. I have enjoyed every bit of my time spent attending this University and would recommend it to anyone.
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.
" 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.
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.
For the fall of 2020, I took one online class. the course was fair;y easy to be walked through, and your professor was readily available at anytime.
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.
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 in a beautiful location (Spearfish, South Dakota). There are many activities to do located not too far from campus. The campus itself is clean, well-kept, and beautiful. The admissions are helpful and kind people that take your best interests to heart. Not to mention their athletic programs are hard-working and dedicated. They offer an excellent pool of majors and degrees to choose from. I have heard nothing but amazing things about their education system.
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.