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Colleges / Black Hills State University

About Black Hills State University

Black Hills State University is a public, state school located in the small town setting of Spearfish, SD

Founded in 1883, the institution currently enrolls around 3,608 students a year, including 3,413 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

Admissions Facts About Black Hills State University

Acceptance rate: 84%

Early Decision or Early Action: No/No

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date:

Black Hills State University Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Black Hills State University is 84 percent.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 students were ultimating offered a spot off the waitlist.

Is Black Hills State University a good school?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a school is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Retention and graduation rates

Around 40 percent of students who started at Black Hills State University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61 percent for public schools, and 67 percent for private, non-profit schools.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Based on this information, how does Black Hills State University sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So the real question to ask yourself: is Black Hills State University a good school for YOU?

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College Info

1200 University Street Spearfish, SD 57799

Campus Setting: Small Town

Black Hills State University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

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Black Hills State University ACT Scores

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ACT Range

18 - 24

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

24 and Above

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18 to 24

Avg

18 and Less

Low

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Black Hills State University SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

480 - 580

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Reading SAT Range

490 - 590

Black Hills State University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$17,072

In State

$20,142

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$7,541
$10,611
Fees
$1,131
$1,131
Housing
$7,200
$7,200
Books
$1,200
$1,200

Student Life

Wondering what life at Black Hills State University is like? There are approximately 4,035 students enrolled at Black Hills State University, including 3,745 undergraduate students and 290 graduate students. 52% percent of students attend school full-time, 71% percent are from SD and 29% percent of students are from other states.

52%

Full Time

46%

Part Time

71%

In State

29%

Out-of-State

Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

4,035

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

99%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$8,672

Out-of-State

$11,742

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Unknown
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