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Buena Vista University

Storm Lake, IA

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Overview

Buena Vista University is a Comprehensive institution located in Storm Lake, IA, in a small town setting.

Location & Contact

Address 610 West Fourth Street
Storm Lake, IA  50588
United States
Contact Conner Ellinghuysen
Director of Admissions
Email: EllinghuysenC@bvu.edu
Phone: 712-749-2078

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Majors & Degrees

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences Associate Bachelors
Agribusiness/agricultural Business Operations Checkmark
Animal Sciences, General Checkmark
Soil Science And Agronomy, General Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biochemistry Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Biomedical Sciences, General Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Banking And Financial Support Services Checkmark
Business Administration And Management, General Checkmark
Business Administration, Management And Operations, Other Checkmark
Business/commerce, General Checkmark
Business/managerial Economics Checkmark
Entrepreneurship/entrepreneurial Studies Checkmark
Human Resources Management/personnel Administration, General Checkmark
International Business/trade/commerce Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management, General Checkmark
Organizational Leadership Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs, Other Checkmark
Digital Communication And Media/multimedia Checkmark
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Organizational Communication, General Checkmark
Public Relations, Advertising, And Applied Communication, Other Checkmark
Public Relations/image Management Checkmark
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Communications Technologies/Technicians And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, And Special Effects Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer And Information Sciences, Other Checkmark
Computer Science Checkmark
Computer Systems Analysis/analyst Checkmark
Information Technology Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
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Business And Innovation/entrepreneurship Teacher Education Checkmark
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Education, General Checkmark
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Elementary Education And Teaching Checkmark
English/language Arts Teacher Education Checkmark
History Teacher Education Checkmark
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Special Education And Teaching, General Checkmark
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Spanish Language And Literature Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Art Therapy/therapist Checkmark
Athletic Training/trainer Checkmark
Medical Illustration/medical Illustrator Checkmark
Pre-physical Therapy Studies Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
Pre-law Studies Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
General Studies Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities, Other Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Mathematics, General Checkmark
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Biological And Physical Sciences Checkmark
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Science Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Exercise Science And Kinesiology Checkmark
Sport And Fitness Administration/management Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Physics, General Checkmark
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
Psychology, General Checkmark
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
Criminal Justice/safety Studies Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Political Science And Government, Other Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art/art Studies, General Checkmark
Commercial And Advertising Art Checkmark
Fine And Studio Arts Management Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts, General Checkmark
Graphic Design Checkmark
Music Management Checkmark
Music Performance, General Checkmark
Music Technology Checkmark
Theatre Literature, History And Criticism Checkmark
Theatre/theatre Arts Management Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

1,787
Applied
995
Accepted
733
Enrolled
56%
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Female Admissions

755
Females Applied
391
Females Accepted
52%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

1,032
Males Applied
604
Males Accepted
59%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

3.45
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Required for some programs Interview
Recommended A minimum high school GPA of 3

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Out of state Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
ACT Composite 22 19 24

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

37,518
Private
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Fees

10,370
Room & board
5,114
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

32,556
Avg. Financial Aid Package
33,807
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
4,483
Avg. Loan Aid
20,821
Avg. Grant Aid
28,213
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
85%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
24%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

733
Total Undergrad students
0%
International Students
32%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 15.67%
Black or African American 3.88%
White or Caucasian 70.32%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.83%
Asian 0.83%
Two or more races 3.33%
Other 4.72%

Gender

Male (52.39%)
Female (47.61%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 88%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
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Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Homecoming, All Campus Christmas Dinner and Buenafication Day

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Student Activities Board, Orientation Team, Esprit De Corps, Student Senate and Student Mobilizing Outreach and Volunteer Efforts

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark
Other Campus Security & Safety:
night security patrols

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Division 3 No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Football No Division 3 No
Golf No Division 3 No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Soccer No Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Wrestling No Division 3 No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Football No No No
Golf No Division 2 No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Soccer No Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark Division 3 No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 3 No
Wrestling No No No

Faculty

96
Total Faculty
11:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 62
Part-time - 34
Male - 47
Female - 49
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