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

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

30-36
4%
24-29
29%
18-23
56%
12-17
11%
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undergraduateRatios

52%

male

48%

female

8

students

1

faculty

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Selective

57%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,205
Declined 896
Total Received 2,101
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Private

732

undergraduate students

337

graduate students

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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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,069
Established in 1891
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

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
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Sioux Gateway

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
yes
Students through senior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Activities Board
  • Orientation Team
  • Esprit De Corps
  • Student Senate
  • Student Mobilizing Outreach and Volunteer Efforts

Top Events

  • Homecoming
  • All Campus Christmas Dinner
  • Buenafication Day
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • night security patrols

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

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

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

30-36
4%
24-29
29%
18-23
56%
12-17
11%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.45

Selective

57%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,205
Declined 896
Total Received 2,101

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA

Important

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
class rank
recommendation(s)
standardized test scores

Considered

alumni/ae relation
application essay
geographical residence
interview
rigor of secondary school record
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

level of applicant's interest
first generation
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 7
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes
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Financial Facts

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Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intramural Sports Men

Basketball, Racquetball, Softball, Table tennis, Tennis, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Racquetball, Softball, Table tennis, Tennis, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division III

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
Animal Sciences, General
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 Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
Chemistry, General
Commercial and Advertising Art
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
Computer Science
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
Computer Teacher Education
Computer and Information Sciences, Other
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Environmental Science
Fine and Studio Arts Management
History Teacher Education
History, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Information Technology
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Medical Illustration/Medical Illustrator
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music Management
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Organizational Communication, General
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics Teacher Education
Physics, General
Physics, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Political Science and Government, Other
Pre-Law Studies
Pre-Physical Therapy Studies
Psychology, General
Psychology, Other
Public Administration
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other
Public Relations/Image Management
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Science Teacher Education
Social Work
Sociology
Soil Science and Agronomy, General
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Speech Teacher Education
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Theatre Literature, History and Criticism
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC

1,069

total students

70%

in-state

30%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

68%

732
students

Female
48%
350

Male
52%
382

32%

337
students

Female
84%
284

Male
16%
53

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

98%

723
students

Female
48%
345

Male
52%
378

2%

9
students

Female
56%
5

Male
44%
4

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 70%
Student 4 year graduation rate 52%
Student 5 year graduation rate 7%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Hispanic/Latino
72%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

31

Transfer students enrolled

3%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment yes
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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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 Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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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