Student Population
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
Religious Affiliation 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 1,477 prospective students applied, and 943 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 203 enrolled in the school.  1,555 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 427 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2017/2018, excluding room and board, is $34,004 plus fees of $0. Buena Vista University is ranked 617 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2019 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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Admission Standards
Buena Vista University overview
SAT 1070/1210
ACT 19/24
GPA 3.4
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Low

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


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

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%

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