Black Hills State University
- 4 Year
- SPEARFISH, SD
Black Hills State University Reviews
Rating 3.49 out of 5 613 reviews
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Not a very good school.
The staff are very rude
Not a lot goes on in this town. There are some house parties but there is no greek life or anything. And the police really come down hard on house parties.
I started the first fraternity, Sigma Tau Gamma, on campus since the 1990's and we have received little support from the student body. We remain the only greek life on campus.
We just moved from NAIA to D2 and its been tough. We aren't very good and the coaches are not adjusting very well. As an old prospect of this school I have little respect for both the football and men's basketball head coaching staff.
I came into my first year of on-campus living with a very positive attitude and was eager to experience dorm life. The people in my hall first semester were pretty cool, though I was placed in the dorm that was known to be home to the kids who were known to be "trouble". By second semester a vast majority of my friend group had either dropped out, transferred, or moved elsewhere, and they were replaced with people that I was less than interested in getting to known very well. The dorms are expensive for the cost, the RA's/night assistants are on duty until 5am EVERY night, and even falling asleep on the couch in the lobby will get you a $75 fine. Oh, and if your a girl, be prepared to deal with alarming bathroom conditions, such as unpleasant fluids on the toilet seats CONSTANTLY and hairballs which greet you from the same spot on the floor/shower wall for weeks. It could be worse, but I wish I would've known the downsides prior to moving in.
Its not the worst I have seen but it has a long way to go till it is a great place to be.
There are few scholarships if you are from out of state. Their office is ran basically by students so help is minimal. I often end up with large monthly payments during the school year due to Fasfa not covering everything.
The party scene is not my scene. I have honestly only been to one college party at BHSU, and it was at an off campus apartment. It was just a bunch of drunk students socializing.
I don't know a lot about the off campus housing really.
I got the financial aid I needed but it took a lot of time.
The internet works poorly every where on campus, it drives me crazy that I'm paying a lot of money to live in the dorms and have to leave campus to get my homework done
I feel like the school only offers a handful of scholarships and you have to fit in well with school politics to get one
This winter has been terrible, the blizzard we had killed us and the snow this year has been terrible. During a normal season though, the weather tends to be on the chillier side because we're in the mountains, but pleasant.
We have one sorority, and since they don't actually have a house, they act more like a club. They have a couple of events during the year but nothing that really attracts a lot of people on campus.
students use there own cars or walk,
Our teams hardly ever win