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Buena Vista University Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

2,706 Students

64% Admitted

  • 1,982 full time
  • 427 part time
  • 816 men full time
  • 1,463 women full time
  • 896 applied
  • 562 admitted
  • 203 enrolled

1,804 Undergraduates

$32,210 Tuition/Year

  • 94 Graduates
  • 149 Non-Degree
  • $32,210 in state
  • N/A fees
  • $9,538 room & board
  • $999 books and supplies

At a Glance

Religious affiliation: Presbyterian Church (USA)
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: Plains Town, remote from an urban area
Highest Degree Offered: Master's degree
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Four-one-four plan
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Katrina from Emmetsburg, IA
  • 0
  • I transfered from a community college to Buena Vista University. The college advisors have been so helpful in setting up my classes. I would suggest this college to anyone.…

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  • Austin from Bondurant, IA
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  • Buena Vista University has a beautiful campus and great facilities to make it feel right at home. Students are very friendly and professors have a passion for what they do.…

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  • Makenzie from Glenville, MN
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  • I rate Buena Vista University 8/10. Because Buena Vista is a smaller University, the teachers and faculty have always been able to help me, making my first semester a fantastic one.…

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  • Abigail from Waukee, IA
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  • BVU is a small university nestled in the quaint town of Storm Lake. It is a university known for its science department. Overall, many students find it to be a…

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Buena Vista University
  • Located in Storm Lake, IA
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 2,706 students enrolled
  • 64% admitted
  • $32,210 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Jenna from Albia, IA
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The Storm Lake campus is beautiful, and Buena Vista has several other remote campuses throughout Iowa, making it convenient for students living off-campus as well as on.

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  • 4
  • Beth from Mapleton, IA
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Seeing as I am not in college, I cannot give an accurate rating on this, but every time I visited campus, everyone seems friendly.

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  • 4
  • Ayla from Dyer, IN
  • I am a current student here

    I have really enjoyed my first year at BV. The students are very friendly, as you walk past you are almost always guaranteed to get a friendly smile or a Hi, how's it going? even if you don't know many people on campus. The professors have also helped me enjoy my time at BV thus far, they are always there to help. Professors give all their students their office hours and email should any student ever have a question, so feel free to stop by their office when you have doubts or worries in the class.

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  • 4
  • Ashley from Saint Louis, MO
  • I am a current student here

    It is very different for me. It is a big transition from an all African-American school to prodominatley white university. But it is amazing here, there are very nice people on campus and off.

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