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Black Hills State University Stats, Info and Facts

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4,722 Students

87% Admitted

  • 4,178 full time
  • 2,024 part time
  • 1,095 men full time
  • 1,603 women full time
  • 1,476 applied
  • 1,390 admitted
  • 620 enrolled

3,947 Undergraduates

$9,009 Tuition/Year

  • 707 Graduates
  • 575 Non-Degree
  • $9,009 in state
  • N/A fees
  • $6,978 room & board
  • $1,200 books and supplies

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At a Glance

Institution Type: Public
Campus Setting: Plains Town, distant from an urban area
Highest Degree Offered: Master's degree
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
School Mascot: "Sting" the Yellow Jacket
School Colors: Green & Gold
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Katrina from Johnsburg, IL
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  • Black Hills State is an absolutely gorgeous environment! The people and faculty here actually care and want what is best for you. This school really offers everything you need for…

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  • Whitney from Rapid City, SD
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  • The professors do a great job at helping students succeed. The people on campus are always friendly and willing to help out whoever comes there way. The beauty of the…

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  • Sarah from Spear, SD
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  • black hills state is an excellent school, there are very friendly people, and helpful staff. the campus is in a very beautiful location in the black hills of south dakota.…

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  • Meghan from Rapid City, SD
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  • The teachers care about your education and your learning. But I wonder how helpful it will be when I leave college. Still, I think the program and involvement available…

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Mission Statement

Black Hills State University is a master's level university that promotes excellence in teaching and learning; supports research, creative and scholarly activities and provides service to the state, region, nation and global community. BHSU provides innovative, high quality undergraduate (associate and baccalaureate) programs in the arts, humanities, education, behavioral sciences, mathematics, social sciences, natural sciences, business and technology as well as selected disciplines of strength at the graduate level. Black Hills State University is the only comprehensive University in western South Dakota.


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
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  • Tia from Madison, SD
  • I am a current student here

    There's always something to do here, whether it is summer or winter. Spearfish Canyon is gorgeous for those who love the outdoors - and how can't you when you're here? The campus is wonderful, as it is smaller and the buildings are easy to access.

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  • Meghan from Spearfish, SD
  • I am a current student here

    Black Hills State University is set in a beautiful area - almost anywhere that a student might need to go is within walking distance, or at least within biking distance. There are many extracurricular clubs and activities for students, and even some opportunities to go to conferences and other special learning experiences. Spearfish is also lovely, with a canyon nearby that contains good hiking spots and great rock climbing opportunities. The Black Hills are beautiful, although sometimes the snow seems a bit dreary in the winter time.

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  • LeeSah from Spearfish, SD
  • I am a current student here

    I have recently discovered that I want to further my education in Transportation Technology, unfortunately, I am unable to further this education here at Black Hills State since they do not offer it.

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