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Founded in 1883, Black Hills State University. is a Public college. Located in South Dakota, which is a city setting in South Dakota, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 3,812 full time undergraduate students, and 432 full time graduate students.
The Black Hills State University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 20:1. There are 119 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Black Hills State University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at BHSU are considered Less Selective, with ,15% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 35 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Black Hills State University.
38 Students rated on-campus housing 3.4 stars. 11 % gave the school a 5.0.
30 Students rated off-campus housing 3.5 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
38 Students rated campus food 3 stars. 8 % gave the school a 5.0.
40 Students rated campus facilities 4.2 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.
40 Students rated class size 4.3 stars. 50 % gave the school a 5.0.
40 Students rated school activities 3.8 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.
40 Students rated local services 4.2 stars. 45 % gave the school a 5.0.
40 Students rated academics 4 stars. 30 % gave the school a 5.0.
18 Students rated Black Hills State University
I didn't fit in well there as a student and as a result, I transferred to another state school. If your viewpoints differ from Liberal/Democrat views, there will be at least four to five who will tell you that your viewpoints are wrong, especially if you comment on a shirt that has views they don't agree with. They have a variety of food, but I think they need more majors. Its hard to make friends if you have different views for people don't overall agree with the left wing, but you can still make a few friends.
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.
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.
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.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Black Hills State University is 79%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
Choosing the right college is an important decision students and parents need to make. My advice would be to give yourself enough time. You should never rush into picking a college. When deciding on a certain school, visit and explore what they have to offer. Another factor to consider is how far away is it from home. If you don't think you can be that far from home than reconsider because the last thing you want is to not be able to focus on school because you are home sick.
After you have choosen the school of your choice you want to make sure you make the most of it. You have to remember that everyone is new and is afraid to meet new friends. Your not the only one nervous about being a freshman is school. Meet new friends and join on campus activities. It is a great way to meet new people and make memories.
My classmates are intelligent, fun, and wonderful people to spend time with.
All the construction on campus. My freshmen year they had to shutdown the fast food place and half of the student union so they could expand it (should be done by the fall 2009). And once they are done with the expansion of the Union, they are going to start working on a new science lab. However, the lab will be not in the center of the campus like the Union was, but I'm sure it will take up a part of the parking lot.
The kind of person that shouldn't attend this school would be a person that expects to skip their classes and still pass; a person who thinks that college is just about partying. Most of all, the kind of person that shouldn't attend this University would be someone who doesn't expect to have their life transformed while engaging in an unforgettable and incredible campus experience alongside the gain of the remarkable knowledge given to help pursue their life's dream.
The degree that I received, environmental biology is very desirable to employers. Also, the town of Spearfish is small and safe, but there are alot of activities especially outdoors.
Black Hills State University is an excellent school with a student to faculty ratio that facilitates a learning environment desirable for all students, and it is located in the Northern Black Hills where there are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy.
The surrounding area is beautiful. The black hills have lots of things to do.
The way the campus makes it feel like a community. It seems like everyone gets along with everyone. You could be at the library studying and a random guy or girl might strike up a convorstation. Or you could be hanging at the Union and someone will challenge you to a friendly game of fooseball or ping-pong. But, while you get to make new friends, there are a ton of people on campus so there are always more people to make friends with.
I wish that I had researched the school more before I went to it, because I was unaware that BHSU only provided Spanish as a minor--no other languages.
In my opinion my school is known for small town kids. It seems like if you grew up around Spearfish you came to that school.
Someone who likes a small town atmosphere with a desire for many outdoor recreational activities. This university provides small classroom settings where students can have alot of 1 on 1 time with there professors and advisors.
The most frustrating thing about my school is that some teachers can not teacher the subject that they are teaching very well. This is because they think they know it but it seems like they do not and that frustrates me.
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
92% of students
attending Black Hills State University receive some sort of financial aid.
37% were awarded federal grants.
While 69% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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