786
Students
Financial aid thermometer
29,026
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
63
63%
Acceptance Rate
Small town
Setting
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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 Michael Fox
Director of Admissions
Email: admissions@bvu.edu
Phone: 712-749-2078

Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Biology/biological Sciences Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Banking And Financial Support Services Checkmark
Business Administration And Management Checkmark
Entrepreneurship Checkmark
Human Resources Management Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Digital Communication And Media/multimedia Checkmark
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Organizational Communication Checkmark
Public Relations, Advertising, And Applied Communication Related 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
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Computer Systems Analysis Checkmark
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Education Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Sport And Fitness Administration/management Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Commercial And Advertising Art Checkmark
Fine And Studio Arts Management Checkmark
Music Management Checkmark
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Theater Literature, History And Criticism Checkmark
Theater/theater Arts Management Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

1,477
Applied
943
Accepted
786
Enrolled
64%
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Female Admissions

573
Females Applied
373
Females Accepted
65%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

904
Males Applied
570
Males Accepted
63%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

3.33
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
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
ACT Composite 22 19 24

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

34,004
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Fees

9,538
Room & board
4,774
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

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

Financial Aid

29,026
Avg. Financial Aid Package
29,904
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
20,219
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
5,359
Avg. Loan Aid
18,429
Avg. Grant Aid
23,634
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
83%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
21%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

786
Total undergrad students
3%
International Students
26%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 7.08%
Black or African American 4.85%
White or Caucasian 73.26%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.26%
Asian 1.31%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.13%
Two or more races 4.59%
Other 5.24%

Gender

Male (50.89%)
Female (49.11%)

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 90%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
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Marching band Checkmark
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Campus events:
Homecoming, Academic and Cultural Events Series (ACES) and Buenafication Day

Student Services

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Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
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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 3 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

116
Total Faculty
9:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 81
Part-time - 35
Male - 47
Female - 69