Black Hills State University

Spearfish, SD, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
87%
Acceptance Rate
1,693
Students Applied
85%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
456
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
No

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Test Optional
Yes
Application Fee
$20
Rolling Admissions
Yes

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
65%
Out-Of-State Students
31%
US States Represented
45
Countries Represented
36
86%
Submitting ACT
2%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 20
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1065
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
435
75th
588
Reading
25th
458
75th
628
3.10
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
64
$30k - $48k
41
$48k - $75k
56
$75k - $110k
61
$110k+
52

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: admissions@bhsu.edu
Admissions Telephone: 800-255-2478
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.71 Average Rating
Get to know people in each of the offices on campus. They are usually nice and give you a different perspective on campus life. If you have a problem, bring it up - they may be able to fix it or help you get a better idea of why that rule exists. Always ask if you have a question. Most teachers and staff are happy to answer.
Meghan from Rapid City, SD
Make sure you stay on task. No matter what the circumstances your in, there will always be a way to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Your the only one who can make an amazing future for yourself, it all depends on how bad you want it and are you ready to put in the hard work it will take for it. I assure you, the outcomes will be far greater than what you dreamed if you never give up.
LeeSah from Spearfish, SD
Go into your classes with an open mind, and actually go to class!
Give yourself time to adjust to the environment and ways of college.
Be positive!
Katrina from Johnsburg, IL
Choose a degree that fits your personality. If you love what you are learning then your more able to learn effectivly.
Melissa from Box Elder , SD
The Professor's are all very open and want you to go in and see them, so do it! Another thing join student organizations that you are interested in to get involved.
Casie from Spearfish, SD
Know what you are getting yourself into. College is so different from living at home and from high school. Be smart about money, that will save you so much stress and time.
Malarie from Marysville, OH
Getting involved on campus is the easiest thing to do. Students here are super friendly and the campus is just the right size; not too big, and not too small. Make sure you have a backup plan when going home as the roads in the winter can get kind of iffy
Ashley from Scottsbluff, NE
If you want a smaller campus, BHSU is a good place to get a quality education without being overwhelmed by the size of a bigger school. The dorms and classroom buildings are within a reasonable distance of each other. You don't need a car at all. As far as classes go, for you freshmen, if you are not sure if you are going to finish your college cirriculum within the SD system, don't register for the wellness class. Many out of state schools don't require it and if you transfer, that's a few hundred dollars spent on a class you won't need.
The1and10
Great faculty and students, as well as a wonderful community to be in and around. It is beautiful here and a great place for adventure.
Jordan from Gillette, WY