Buena Vista University

610 W 4th St

Storm Lake IA 50588

11 ratings

About Buena Vista University

Founded in 1891, Buena Vista University is a Private college. Located in Storm Lake, which is a city setting in Iowa, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 1,921 full time undergraduate students, and 193 full time graduate students.

Campus Topics

0%
"We're apathetic"
25%
"We know about current events and vote"
67%
"We participate and encourage others to get involved"
8%
"There's nothing we won't protest"
0%
"We save it for the classroom"
42%
"Sometimes, but not often"
33%
"There's usually intelligent conversation to be found"
25%
"All the time, including weekends"
8%
"It's not really our thing"
17%
"Occasinally we gallery crawl"
67%
"There are a variety of opportunities"
8%
"We're a very artistic group"
0%
"I'm always terrified"
0%
"I only go out in groups"
8%
"I usually let someone know where I'm going"
92%
"I feel extremely safe"
17%
"We don't play sports"
0%
"We play recreationally"
33%
"We bought the gear"
50%
"We live for the big game"
0%
"Haven't met them"
0%
"Available in class"
58%
"They keep regular office hours"
42%
"They're always available"
67%
"No greek life, but other groups to join"
17%
"There is some involvement, but not a lot"
17%
"Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity"
0%
"It's everything. If you're not greek, you're a geek"
0%
"We're not into drinking at all"
33%
"Maybe a little, but it's not a big thing"
67%
"We only party on weekends"
0%
"There's some drinking happening every night"
25%
"Never, we're here to learn"
67%
"There might be people who do"
0%
"People are known to partake on weekends"
8%
"There's a huge drug scene"

Admissions Requirements for Buena Vista University

Admissions at BVU are considered Selective, with 63% of all applicants being admitted. In the 2017/2018 school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 15% of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling. 80% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 42% were in the top quarter, and 17% were in the top tenth.

The application fee is $N/A and you can apply online.

SAT Range: 840 - 1000

Reading & Writing 400 - 510
Math 440 - 490
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ACT Range: 19 - 26

English 18 - 25
Math 18 - 25
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Student Body

Students

66%

female

34%

male

1,921

Total Undergrad Enrollment

193

Total Grad Students

30%

Out-Of-State

67%

In-State

3%

International

Organizations

60

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

41%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
1%
% Black or African-American
2%
% Hispanic/Latino
3%
% White or Caucasian
82%

Academics

The Buena Vista University Academic calendar runs on a semester basis. In the 2017/2018 school year the student to faculty ratio was 10:1. There are 80 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Buena Vista University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Cost

The total cost to attend on campus is $42,513. Let's break that cost down. Room and board will run $9,304 annually. Books and Supplies will cost another $999. And lastly, in state tuition and fees is $32,210. Additional cost elements for out of state students are as follows:

Cost Out of State

$32,210

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$999

Books and Supplies

$9,304

Room and Board

42,513

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$16,041
$30 - $48K
$16,621
$48 - $75K
$17,543
$75 - $110K
$21,593
$110K & UP
$25,285

Financial Aid

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

100% of students attending Buena Vista University receive some sort of financial aid. 35% were awarded federal grants. While 75% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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