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Black Hills State University Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 1,330 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 61 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

65% Women
35% Men


NAIA Division II

Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $76,345)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $69,744)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 74 74 - -
Basketball 16 17 - -
Football 99 - - -
Golf - 8 - -
Softball - 25 - -
Volleyball - 13 - -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 3.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.7%
Black/non-Hispanic 0.7%
Hispanic 1.5%
Non-resident alien 1.5%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 9.0%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 83.5%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 4
Liquor Law Violation 38
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 0
Property Crime 0
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Sarah from Spear, SD
  • 5
  • dorms on black hills state campus are a great place to live. there are a lot of lively people everywhere. open doors help invite people into your dorm room, which…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Morgan from Rapid City, SD
  • I am a past student here

    The have a little cafe in the building that serves great cappacinos and coffees. It is also a great place to meet people if you were looking for tutor help.

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  • 3
  • Mariah from Box Elder, SD
  • I am a current student here

    The Cafeteria in the Student Union is the major place to go to for working your meal plan, getting breakfast, lunch, dinner, and other type things. The food is not the greatest, though it is not worse than high school cafeteria food. There is a nice buffet like choice to choose from, though you cannot take any food you don't finish outside of the eating area. Eating at the cafeteria is almost not worth it on the weekends since half of the place is shut down. Right next to the caf is one of the coffee shops which makes really nice coffee type drinks, though the best drinks are in the library. The library has Italian sodas and chili, very good, and a quick alternative to the sit down meal type food at the cafeteria.

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  • 3
  • Crystal from Rapid City, SD
  • I am a current student here

    I'm not involved in food service at the school. I assume it is on par with such experiences at any other school. There are some nice dining options in the city and surrounding cities.

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  • 5
  • Jenna from Spearfish, SD
  • I am a current student here

    The food is all great and there are a lot of free food opportunities which is never a bad thing. My favorite is the Mongolian grill !

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  • 3
  • Jessa from Gillette, WY
  • I am a current student here

    The food is pretty good some days and other days it gets pretty bland and feels like your eating the same thing.

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  • 3
  • Brianna from Spearfish, SD
  • I am a current student here

    The food is always great on Preview Days, after that it slowly/quickly goes downhill. It's always nice when there is a worker who takes in requests and makes what you would like to eat. Other than that it's a lot of the same thing.. like lasagna. They do offer Vegetarian choices however. (:

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  • 1
  • Whitney from Rapid City, SD
  • I am a current student here

    The food could use work. It gets old extremely fast. College students aren't looking at five star dishes that are supposed to be good but looks disgusting. We just want the food that tastes good. High class is no where near our vocabulary when it comes to food.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Brianna from Spearfish, SD
  • I am a current student here

    There are two sororities on campus. One of the sororities donates money to charities and puts on small functions for that. Other than that, I don't know.

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  • 0
  • The1and10
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I am unsure if there are any fraternities or sororities. If there are any, they're really low key.

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  • 0
  • Sarah from Spear, SD
  • I am a current student here

    currently there is one fraternity and one sorority, they are just getting on their feet. i believe they have only been up and running for just one year.

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