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Buena Vista University Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into Buena Vista University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
57.1%
Admission Difficulty for Buena Vista University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsEasy
Applicant CompetitionAverage
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How hard is it to get into Buena Vista University and can I get accepted? The school has a 57% acceptance rate ranking it #5 in Iowa for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,174 out of 2,055 applicants were admitted making Buena Vista University a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 65 percent. Buena Vista University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 17% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

Buena Vista University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
920-1140
Applicants Submitting SAT
14%
SAT Scores for Buena Vista University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 450
SAT Math 25th 470
SAT Composite 25th 920
SAT Scores for Buena Vista University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 580
SAT Math 75th 560
SAT Composite 75th 1140
Average SAT Score 1030

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Buena Vista University?

Buena Vista University typically requires applicants to be in the top 74 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 920 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 810. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1030 out of 1600. The school ranks #19 in Iowa for highest average SAT composite score. 14 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Buena Vista University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1140 and Above Good >69%
1030 to 1140 Avg + 57%-69%
920 to 1030 Avg - 44%-57%
810 to 920 Reach 31%-44%
Less than 810 Low <31%
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Buena Vista University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT
88%
ACT Scores for Buena Vista University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Buena Vista University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 24
Average ACT Score 21

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Buena Vista University?

Admission data indicates that Buena Vista University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #19 in Iowa for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 88 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Buena Vista University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Buena Vista University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >71%
21 to 24 Avg + 57%-71%
19 to 21 Avg - 46%-57%
17 to 19 Reach 36%-46%
Less than 17 Low <36%
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Buena Vista University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.4
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Buena Vista University?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into Buena Vista University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Buena Vista University was 3.4 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #15 in Iowa for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Buena Vista University accepts 57% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Buena Vista University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 31% Good
3.50 to 3.75 13% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 17% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 18% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 20% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

80% of Buena Vista University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Buena Vista University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 17%
Top 25% of class 42%
Top 50% of class 80%
Bottom 50% of class 20%
Bottom 25% of class 3%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

Buena Vista University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 897 1,158 2,055
Accepted 436 738 1,174
Acceptance Rate 49% 64% 57%
Enrolled 96 105 201
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 22% 14% 17%

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jun 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
215

Applicants have 215 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jun 1, 2021.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Buena Vista University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Buena Vista University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Buena Vista University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

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

FAQs

Does Buena Vista University prefer SAT or ACT?

14% of students submit their SAT scores to Buena Vista University. 88% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Buena Vista University?

57% of those who apply are granted admission to Buena Vista University. Admission competition is low and the college has easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Buena Vista University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 920 and 1140. 14% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Buena Vista University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 24. 88% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.