Black Hills State University is on a 123-acre campus in the small town setting of Spearfish, South Dakota.
Black Hills State University has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to join – including chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? Black Hills State University has fraternities and sororities.
Black Hills State University students' favorite campus events are Swarm Days and Geek Speak.
This table offers information on housing at Black Hills State University.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for sophomore|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Priortiy given to freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||Yes|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––|
Black Hills State University offers on-campus housing. Students are required to live on campus through sophomore year. First year students are given priority for on-campus housing. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
Black Hills State University offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.
At Black Hills State University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Black Hills State University:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Indoor Track||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
|Track And Field||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
Black Hills State University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security.
Black Hills State University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Black Hills State University, take Interstate 90 (I-90 east- and west-bound) to Spearfish, SD. If you need to fly, book your flight to Rapid City Regional airport.
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