Buena Vista University

Storm Lake, Iowa


Student Population
National Rank
Buena Vista University overview
Location Storm Lake, Iowa
Online bvu.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Religious Affiliation Presbyterian Church (USA)
Buena Vista University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

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 2,055 prospective students applied, and 1,174 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 201 enrolled in the school.  1,405 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 441 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2018/2019, excluding room and board, is $34,004 plus fees of $0. Buena Vista University is ranked 496 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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Admission Standards
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SAT 920/1140
ACT 19/24
GPA 3.4
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Average

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Buena Vista University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$999
Other Fees$0
Room and Board $9,538
Budget for Other Expenses$2,267
Total One Year Cost$46,808

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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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