Buena Vista University

610 W 4th St, Storm lake, IA 50588
Tel: (712)749-2400
Private not-for-profit | 2,464 students
Buena Vista University is a regionally acclaimed university that relentlessly focuses on learning with innovative and imaginative programs. We seek students of integrity with a strong work ethic, who are respectful of others and who choose to be actively involved in a remarkable, educational community. Our faculty, staff and students set and meet the highest standards of academic achievement, character, conscience and compassion. Our informed, self-confident graduates leave here with a competitive advantage that enables them to succeed in a changing society.

School Overview:

Buena Vista University
CountyBuena Vista County, IA
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--General
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
177 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment2,464 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
2,037 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
427 students137 students
 
# Undergraduate Students
2,377 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
87 students129 students
 
% American Indian/Alaskan
-1%
% Asian
1%2%
% Hawaiian
-1%
% Hispanic
4%3%
% Black
2%6%
% White
93%84%
% Two or more races
-2%
 
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
(2012-13)
$28,314$24,462
 
Out-State Tuition Fees
(2012-13)
$28,314$24,744
 
Percent Admitted71%64%
ACT English (25-75%)19-2519-25
ACT Math (25-75%)18-2518-25
ACT Composite (25-75%)20-2520-25

School Notes:

  • U.S. News & World Report ranked BVU in the top tier of Midwestern baccalaureate institutions as one of America's top colleges for the 10th consecutive year.Based on a response rate of 93 percent, more than 96 percent of the Class of 2007 was employed, in graduate school or otherwise satisfied with their career status within six months of Commencement.534 students volunteered nearly 5,700 hours in community service work last year.335 students participated in internships, experiential and active learning programs last year.99 percent of Storm Lake campus students who applied for financial assistance last year received it.

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