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Study in Spearfish

All the information you need about studying in Spearfish as an international student.

Why study in Spearfish?

Spearfish is a small town in the US state of South Dakota, home to Black Hills State University. It’s on the edge of the Black Hills National Forest, and only 45 minutes by car to the larger city of Rapid City. From there students can get domestic flights across the USA and explore more of what the country has to offer.

The Black Hills are perfect for those that love the outdoors. Students can do many activities such as hiking, canoeing and rafting. Mt. Rushmore National Memorial is only an hour and a half away. The university campus makes sure that students have all the facilities they need whilst living in Spearfish.

Universities in Spearfish

Student reviews for Spearfish

  • Eden Nguyen
    Nigeria
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    5 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    Black Hills State University
    Tell us about Spearfish
    I am studying in Spearfish. It is a very beautiful city with a lot of mountains and friendly people. I really love how organized, calm and clean the city is. There are a lot of coffee shops and pretty places you could go and explore or do homework.
    You could also go skiing and hiking a lot due to the fantastic topography. I feel it is really safe and the roads are smooth and well organized.
  • Thi Nguyen
    Viet Nam
    Overall experience 4 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    4 stars
    University facilities
    4 stars
    Black Hills State University
    Tell us about Spearfish
    Because we live on campus, the security is guaranteed, the staff and the people are very enthusiastic about us. The dorm is very quiet and clean. I love that.
  • Si Eun Kim
    Korea, Republic of
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    4 stars
    Accommodation
    5 stars
    University facilities
    4 stars
    Black Hills State University
    Tell us about Spearfish
    I feel totally safe here, Spearfish, cause it's really peaceful and cozy. Everyone seems nice to students here. There are nice and close places that we can buy stuff. It only takes about 10 minutes by foot, so we don't have to worry about the transportation, actually. There are several coffee shops here, and they are really good. I hope they could just open their shops until a little bit later.
  • Sai Jayasinghe
    Sri Lanka
    Overall experience 3 stars
    Academic
    2 stars
    University social
    3 stars
    Accommodation
    3 stars
    University facilities
    2 stars
    Black Hills State University
    Tell us about Spearfish
    Spearfish is a VERY small town. Don't expect a full American experience here. They don't even clear the snow. Winters are extremely cold with lots of (uncleared) snow. There really isn't much to do or explore.
  • Chi Nguyen
    Viet Nam
    Overall experience 4 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    3 stars
    Accommodation
    4 stars
    University facilities
    3 stars
    Black Hills State University
    Tell us about Spearfish
    It is a small and safe city. It is a romantic and beautiful place. However, there is no public transport which is a minus point.

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