Buena Vista University

Storm Lake, IA

Buena Vista University

Storm Lake, IA

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Tuition & Fees

$36,426

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

34%

male

66%

female

8

students

1

faculty

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Selective

55%

acceptance rate

Accepted 995
Declined 792
Total Received 1,787
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Private

1,964

undergraduate students

471

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Buena Vista University, founded in 1891, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts university. Its 60-acre campus is located in Storm Lake, IA, 60 miles east of Sioux City.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 2,435
Established in 1891
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Presbyterian

Social Networks

60-acre campus in Storm Lake (population: 10,611), 75 miles from Sioux City. Served by bus; major airport serves Omaha (125 miles); smaller airport serves Sioux City; train serves Council Bluffs (120 miles).

  • Campus Setting: Small town

Buena Vista University
610 West Fourth Street
Storm Lake, IA
50588

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
92%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
99%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
16%
Top 1/4
43%
Top 1/2
77%
Bottom 1/2
23%
Bottom 1/4
2%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Application fee $0
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Common application accepted yes
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted

Selective

55%

acceptance rate

Accepted 995
Declined 792
Total Received 1,787

Admissions Factors

Required

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Secondary School Record
Secondary School GPA

Recommended

Admission test scores
Completion of college-prepatory program

Neither required nor recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Secondary School Rank
Recommendations

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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Financial Aid

87%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$17,810

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $36,426
Room $4,773
Board $4,764
Books & supplies $1,190
Total $47,153
Average Financial Aid - $17,810
Total with Avg. Aid $29,343
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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 800 383-2821
F: 712 749-1451

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined
Baseball
Basketball
Football
Golf
Other sports
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, bean bags, dodgeball, flag football, futsal, outdoor adventure, racquetball, softball, table tennis, tennis, volleyball (indoor/sand)

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
American Rivers Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting.
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, and Special Effects.
Art Teacher Education.
Art Therapy/Therapist.
Art/Art Studies, General.
Athletic Training/Trainer.
Banking and Financial Support Services.
Biochemistry.
Biology Teacher Education.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Biomedical Sciences, General.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Business and Innovation/Entrepreneurship Teacher Education.
Business/Commerce, General.
Business/Managerial Economics.
Chemistry Teacher Education.
Chemistry, General.
Commercial and Advertising Art.
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other.
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst.
Computer and Information Sciences, Other.
Counseling Psychology.
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services.
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.
Criminology.
Curriculum and Instruction.
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia.
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other.
Education, General.
Education, Other.
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs.
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities.
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented.
Elementary Education and Teaching.
English Language and Literature, General.
English/Language Arts Teacher Education.
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies.
Environmental Science.
Exercise Science and Kinesiology.
Fine and Studio Arts Management.
Fine/Studio Arts, General.
General Studies.
Graphic Design.
History Teacher Education.
History, General.
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General.
Information Technology.
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other.
Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
Mathematics Teacher Education.
Mathematics, General.
Mathematics, Other.
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
Music Management.
Music Performance, General.
Music Teacher Education.
Music Technology.
Organizational Leadership.
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other.
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
Physics, General.
Political Science and Government, General.
Pre-Law Studies.
Psychology, General.
Public Administration.
Public Relations/Image Management.
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education.
Secondary Education and Teaching.
Social Science Teacher Education.
Social Studies Teacher Education.
Social Work.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Special Education and Teaching, General.
Special Education and Teaching, Other.
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management.
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor.
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management.
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biology
  2. Elementary Education
  3. Business

Programs Offered

  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • External degree program
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-theology
  • Pre-veterinary science

2,435

total students

64%

in-state

36%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

81%

1,964
students

Female
66%
1,306

Male
34%
658

19%

471
students

Female
83%
390

Male
17%
81

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

75%

1,474
students

Female
64%
945

Male
36%
529

25%

490
students

Female
74%
361

Male
26%
129

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Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
73%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
12%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

8%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Recommended of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Essay or personal statement Recommended of Some
Interview Recommended of Some
Standardized test scores Recommended of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Recommended of Some

Transfer Application Deadline

Not reported

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

98

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 5
Countries most often represented Ethiopia
Japan
South Korea
Sudan
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Special orientation
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