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Black Hills State University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Black Hills State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
86.9%
Admission Difficulty for Black Hills State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsModerate
Applicant CompetitionVery 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

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
980-1290
Applicants Submitting SAT
2%
SAT Scores for Black Hills State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 500
SAT Math 25th 480
SAT Composite 25th 980
SAT Scores for Black Hills State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 680
SAT Math 75th 610
SAT Composite 75th 1290
Average SAT Score 1140

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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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Black Hills State University admission chances by SAT score
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%
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Black Hills State University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT
86%
ACT Scores for Black Hills State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 17
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Black Hills State University
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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Black Hills State University admission chances by ACT score
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%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Black Hills State University has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.

Admission Statistics

Black Hills State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,055 638 1,693
Accepted 925 547 1,472
Acceptance Rate 88% 86% 87%
Enrolled 360 195 555
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 39% 36% 38%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Black Hills State University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Black Hills State University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Black Hills State University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
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.