Buena Vista University provides a variety of educational opportunities for students to aid them in their growth and development. The school is located in Storm Lake, Iowa and operated as a private institution. The school's Presbyterian Church affiliation is one of its defining characteristics and plays an important role within the school's mission. Buena Vista University has an annual student enrollment of about 2,700.
A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:
- Interdisciplinary Studies
- Business And Marketing Studies
- Security And Protective Services
The admissions process starts with the submission of an application, transcripts, and test scores, which are then reviewed by the admissions staff. Most students at this school scored in a range of 20 to 25 on the ACT. 63% of students that apply are accepted to Buena Vista University, of which 36% choose to attend. Key information regarding admissions can be found by reaching out to BVU or by requesting information from our portal.
The cost of tuition is approximately $30,000 per year. Tuition prices may change for any number of reasons, and as such students should use the school's cost calculator to understand their cost of attendance. Housing is available on-campus for students. The yearly cost of housing is approximately $4,200. Some students at Buena Vista University may qualify for financial aid, which is typically provided in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.
The Buena Vista University Beavers participate in a number of intercollegiate athletic programs, as part of the NCAA organization. Sports available may include:
- Baseball (NCAA Division III)
- Basketball (NCAA Division III)
- Track & Field (NCAA Division III)
Admission Requirements & Details
The information regarding admissions below may give you an idea of the candidates Buena Vista University accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- Life Experience Credits
- AP Course Credits
Total enrollment at Buena Vista University is around 2,300 students. The student body is made up of 85% undergraduate students and 10% graduate students.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition estimates are between $31,000-$38,000 for both state residents and nonresidents
- Part time students pay in the range of $1,100 to $1,300 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||99%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||99%||$21,648|
|Receiving Student Loans||73%||$7,858|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help support students, Buena Vista University may provide services to students like those listed below:
- Online classes
- Remedial courses
- Career path counseling
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Helping students find work after graduation
Buena Vista University has an overall graduation rate which is approximately 53%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||43%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||9%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||0.9%|
Buena Vista University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division III (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conf)
- Basketball (Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conf)
- Track and Field (Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conf)
- Football (Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conf)
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Buena Vista University by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
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Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Buena Vista University for official up-to-date information.