Spearfish, South Dakota
Black Hills State University Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Black Hills State University
|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
How hard is it to get into Black Hills State University and can I get accepted? The school has a 87% acceptance rate. Last year, 1,472 out of 1,693 applicants were admitted making Black Hills State University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has moderate requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 63 percent. Only 38% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
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Black Hills State University SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT2%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||500|
|SAT Math 25th||480|
|SAT Composite 25th||980|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||680|
|SAT Math 75th||610|
|SAT Composite 75th||1290|
|Average SAT Score||1140|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Black Hills State University?
Black Hills State University typically requires applicants to be in the top 64 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 980 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 820. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1140 out of 1600. 2 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1290 and Above||Good||>92%|
|1135 to 1290||Avg +||87%-92%|
|980 to 1135||Avg -||80%-87%|
|825 to 980||Reach||70%-80%|
|Less than 825||Low||<70%|
Black Hills State University ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT86%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||17|
|ACT Math 25th||17|
|ACT Composite 25th||18|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||23|
|ACT Math 75th||24|
|ACT Composite 75th||24|
|Average ACT Score||21|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Black Hills State University?
Admission data indicates that Black Hills State University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 15 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 21 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 86 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Black Hills State University.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|24 and Above||Good||>92%|
|21 to 24||Avg +||87%-92%|
|18 to 21||Avg -||80%-87%|
|15 to 18||Reach||70%-80%|
|Less than 15||Low||<70%|
Black Hills State University has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||39%||36%||38%|
What are the requirements for admission to Black Hills State University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Recommendations||Neither required nor recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=219046 IPEDS survey data for Black Hills State University.