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Buena Vista University
Location Storm Lake, IA
Setting Remote Town
Enrollment 1,959
Type Private 4 Year
National Ranking #575
Religious Affiliation Presbyterian Church (USA)
Status Non-profit
Website bvu.edu
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Buena Vista University
Tuition (In State) $37,518
Tuition (Out of State) $37,518
Room & Board $10,370
Avg Net Price $18,300
Avg Grant Aid $30,803
% Receiving Grant Aid 100%
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Applied 1,749
Admitted 1,154
Acceptance Rate 66%
Enrolled % 20.5%
Avg High School GPA 3.49
Typical High School Grades B+
Admissions Standards Very Easy
Applicant Competition Low
ACT Range 18/25
SAT Range 963/1140
Submit Test Scores Considered but not required
Application Deadline Jun 1, 2023


Buena Vista University
Student to Faculty Ratio 11:1
Popular Majors
  • Business (34%)
  • General Studies (18%)
  • Education (14%)
  • Psychology (11%)
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting (7%)


Buena Vista University
Graduation Rate 55%
Median Earnings (After 10 years) $41,200
Making Student Loan Payments 59%
Median Student Loan Debt $24,022
Median Loan Payment $248


Buena Vista University
% Men 32%
% Women 68%
Racial Diversity Very Low
% White 80%
% Black 1%
% Hispanic 4%
% Native American 1%
% Pacific Islander 0%
% Two or More Races 1%
% International 4%
% Unknown Race 7%


Buena Vista University
% In-State 60%
% Out-of-State 39%


Buena Vista University
Campus Housing Yes
Freshman Dorm Required No
Meal Plan Yes
Weekend/Evening Classes No
Daycare Facility No
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Sources: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov IPEDS and College Scorecard https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/