Spearfish, SD
Black Hills State University


36 Ratings

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Recent Reviews

Joni
What is your overall opinion of this school?

BHSU is an ok school. It is very small so you tend to see some of the high school like drama and hierarchy follow students wi...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

BHSU is an ok school. It is very small so you tend to see some of the high school like drama and hierarchy follow students with them to college. There is a lot of hierarchy towards the athletes. They control the party scene. Do not attend this school if interested in ANY medical or health science degrees. They offer some programs but HIGHLY recommend looking for somewhere else. Arts program is pretty good but it is somewhat of a conservative school.

Sarah
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Black Hills State is a great school. The class size is small so the teachers are really involved with the students and the st...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Black Hills State is a great school. The class size is small so the teachers are really involved with the students and the students can get the most out of the courses. the campus size is also small so there is a low number of incidents and everybody is able to make new friends

katherine
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Bhsu is a beautiful small town college with amazing outdoor recreational activities, the campus is crime free, don't come ex...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Bhsu is a beautiful small town college with amazing outdoor recreational activities, the campus is crime free, don't come expecting to party, the students here take their studies seriously. There are lots of outdoor adventures like hiking and biking. Football is big around here during homecoming week, there are church clubs, art, English and math kinds of clubs. Diversity and acceptance of all are quite nice around here, Small class sizes and the teachers are easily accessible. The college puts heavy influence on business, science, education, and art degrees and so more scholarships for those kinds of degrees are available. Liberal arts like humanities and history have encouragement but also kinda fall on the wayside, Dorms are ok, but you must leave during 3-week Christmas break or pay $400 to stay, and you must leave during weak long spring break or pay $120 to stay. There is no emergency housing for homeless students and while there are summer classes that you can take, there is no summer housing available. Be prepared for harsh cold winter weather while going to college here, but if you do it right, you'll have an amazing experience.

Austin
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I am a student starting in the fall, and of all the colleges that I got accepted to, I chose BHSU Because they were the nices...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I am a student starting in the fall, and of all the colleges that I got accepted to, I chose BHSU Because they were the nicest, and really cared about what I wanted and who I was. I was not just another student to them. they took time to know my situation, and find the right fit for me.

Adrienne
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BHSU is a beautiful campus with nice class sizes and friendly professors and students. I really like the atmosphere there, an...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

BHSU is a beautiful campus with nice class sizes and friendly professors and students. I really like the atmosphere there, and the small size of the campus. Being in the heart of the Black Hills in Spearfish, SD is incredible. While not in class, there are plenty of activities to engage in around the community.

Darian
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Black Hills State University offers great academics but the social life outside of classes is nonexistent. If you are not on ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Black Hills State University offers great academics but the social life outside of classes is nonexistent. If you are not on a sports team or from the state of South Dakota its hard to find a social group. Spearfish offers plenty of hikes to do when the weather warms up and great rec center.

Shalynn
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I love this school. the class sizes are usually 20 - 30. the biggest a class can be is about 60. the small class atmosphere m...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love this school. the class sizes are usually 20 - 30. the biggest a class can be is about 60. the small class atmosphere makes it easy for teachers to learn students names and for the students and teachers to make connections. the campus feels very safe with 24 hour security which can walk you to your dorms if you need.

Hailey
What is your overall opinion of this school?

BH is a really nice, smaller university. It's small enough that everyone kind of knows each other, but big enough that there ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

BH is a really nice, smaller university. It's small enough that everyone kind of knows each other, but big enough that there is diversity among the students and staff.

Malaisia
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Our Art, Photography, Teaching and Business departments are strongest. We are sponsored by Canon so photo students have Canon...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Our Art, Photography, Teaching and Business departments are strongest. We are sponsored by Canon so photo students have Canon lenses and printers available to them. The teaching department prepares excellent teachers, students are estimated to have a job 6 months before they graduate. While we have many classes, the Graphic Design department is a bit week. The school is pretty small as well surrounded by a small city. There's many outdoor activities to do but not much aside from that. The school hosts some cool events but I definitely think there's room for improvement, students aren't really engaged with on-campus activities the way most are.

Makenzie
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I have really enjoyed my stay at black hills state university so far. The dorms are great. Something that puts BHSU on top of...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I have really enjoyed my stay at black hills state university so far. The dorms are great. Something that puts BHSU on top of other schools is the fact that we have sinks in our dorms. It's amazing. There's a lot to do at BH on the weekends other than partying like other schools, there are so many hikes, sports events, and other outdoor activities. It's a fun school.

Details

  • Enrollment
  • 3,812
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $8,004
  • Acceptance rate
  • 80%

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