Buena Vista University

Buena Vista University has a total enrollment of 1,847, serving students on our Storm Lake campus and online, site, and graduate programs. Based on a response rate of over 96 percent, 97 percent of the Class of 2018 was employed, in graduate school or otherwise satisfied with their career status within six months of graduation. In the past 40+ years, more than 16,000 students have received bachelor’s degrees from BVU sites located on community college campuses. The average student-faculty ratio is 9:1. The average class range is 10-19 students. BVU students, faculty and staff volunteered approximately 56,000 service hours for the city, schools, churches, local organizations, and other locations. Volunteers at Buenafication Day help beautify the campus and provide needed services to off-campus, community sites. This proud tradition continues each year. Over 70 percent of Storm Lake campus graduates and 90 percent of offsite graduates stay in Iowa to work and contribute to their professions and their communities. Last year, 195 students completed internships, not including student teaching, research, or other applied learning opportunities. One hundred percent of full-time Storm Lake campus students who applied for financial assistance last year received it. Each year, BVU provides approximately $14 million in student financial assistance out of its operating budget. More than 45 percent of BVU students participate in intercollegiate athletics on more than 20 collegiate teams. Buena Vista University is a member of the American Rivers Athletic Conference in NCAA Division III.

Admissions
Kevin McIntyre
VP Enrollment Management
Phone: (800) 383-9600
Email: McIntyreK@bvu.edu
Address
610 W 4th St
Storm Lake, IA 50588
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
English Language And Literature/Letters
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services
Legal Professions And Studies
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
Mathematics And Statistics
Natural Resources And Conservation
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, Fitness, And Kinesiology
Philosophy And Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Public Administration And Social Service Professions
Common Application Accepted
Yes
Application Fee
No
Application Fee Amount
$0
Total Applications
2,101
57%
Admission Rate
Costs
Tuition
$35,194
Room and Board
$9,872
Book Fees
$999
Additional Fees
$0
Miscellaneous Fees
$2,310
Total Expenses
$48,375
73%
Tuition
Average Financial Aid
$27,981
58%
Coverage of total expenses
Total Students
1,846
32%
68%
Total Undergraduates
1,619
35%
65%
Total Graduates
227
13%
87%
All Faculty
668
41%
59%
Full Time Faculty
293
36%
64%
Part Time Faculty
375
44%
56%