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Black Hills State University

Spearfish, SD 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate97%
Acceptance Rate97%

About Black Hills State University

Black Hills State University is a public, state university in the town of Spearfish, South Dakota. Black Hills State University was founded in 1883. The college currently enrolls around 3,425 students per year, including 3,261 undergraduates.

Black Hills State University Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Black Hills State University is 97%. In 2022, 1,382 students applied to Black Hills State University and 1,344 were admitted.

Black Hills State University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 97%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 6%

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Black Hills State University is located in Spearfish, South Dakota,.

If you would like to see Black Hills State University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 90 (I-90 east- and west-bound) to Spearfish, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Rapid City Regional.

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College Info

1200 University Street Spearfish, SD 57799

Campus Setting: Small Town

Black Hills State University Application Deadline

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Black Hills State University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1080 - 790


Math SAT Range

490 - 610


Reading SAT Range

500 - 530

Black Hills State University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Black Hills State University is like? There are approximately 3,425 students enrolled at Black Hills State University, including 3,261 undergraduate students and 164 graduate students. 49% percent of students attend school full-time.


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