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Buena Vista University

Storm Lake, Iowa

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Overview

Student Population
1,846
Buena Vista University overview
Location Storm Lake, Iowa
Online bvu.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Remote Town
Religious Affiliation Presbyterian Church (USA)
Buena Vista University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Storm Lake, Iowa, Buena Vista University is a small four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA) faith. In the most recent statistical year 2,101 prospective students applied, and 1,205 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 230 enrolled in the school.  1,405 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 441 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $35,194 plus fees of $0. Buena Vista University is ranked 444 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

6/10
Overall
6/10
Academics
7/10
Resources
6/10
Outcomes
9/10
Value

Buena Vista University is rated within the top 44% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for Buena Vista University within the 2021 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Easy
Buena Vista University overview
SAT 930/1110
ACT 19/25
GPA 3.4
Applications Accepted
57.4% 
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Applications Due Jun 1, 2021
Applicant Competition Average
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend

Tuition
$35,194
Costs for Buena Vista University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$999
Other Fees$0
Room and Board $9,872
Budget for Other Expenses$2,310
Total One Year Cost$48,375

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$41,200 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
55% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Buena Vista University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 34%
General Studies 18%
Education 14%
Psychology 11%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 7%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=153001 IPEDS survey data for Buena Vista University.

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