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Black Hills State is a public university. It was founded in 1883, became a four-year institution in 1924, and gained university status in 1989. Its 123-acre campus is located in Spearfish, 47 miles from Rapid City.

Website: www.bhsu.edu/

Public
Co-ed
3,947
Undergraduate
Students
(62.7%) 2,476 Women
(37.3%) 1,471 Men
231
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Minimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate
87% of 1,696 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
 

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.14
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
18-24 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $21,851
Out-of-state: $24,997
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $9,009
Out-of-state: $12,155
Room and Board
$7,142
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Freshman Award
Not reported
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
Not reported
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
Not reported
Regular Class Size
Not reported
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Campus Life

Spearfish Population
10,718
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
 
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
YellowJacket
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
4.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.8% Asian
1.7% Black/African-American
6.0% Hispanic/Latino
4.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
82.0% White
0.4% Unknown
International Students
0.9% from 36 countries
First-Year Students Returning
69.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
Not reported
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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