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Founded in 1891, Buena Vista University. is a Private college. Located in Iowa, 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.
The Buena Vista University Academic calendar runs on a Four-one-four plan basis. In the 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.
Admissions at BVU are considered Selective, with ,8% of all applicants being admitted.
In the 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. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Buena Vista University.
24 Students rated on-campus housing 4 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.
13 Students rated off-campus housing 2 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
25 Students rated campus food 3 stars. 4 % gave the school a 5.0.
30 Students rated campus facilities 4.4 stars. 53 % gave the school a 5.0.
30 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 53 % gave the school a 5.0.
28 Students rated school activities 3.9 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.
28 Students rated local services 3.9 stars. 32 % gave the school a 5.0.
30 Students rated academics 4.3 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.
14 Students rated Buena Vista University
This is my second year at BVU and the staff has been very helpful and nice. I feel very much at home away from home and believe I made the right choice for my BA and the staff is helping me make the right choices to move towards my master's. They have been very accommodating as well for other issues beyond academics as well.
Buena Vista University (BVU) is a close knit school community with dedicated professors here to help you learn every bit of information you can. It has free access to academic tutors and many club organizations. We love to help the community as well and have a dedicated day off to help volunteer around the town. People that are here are usually here to learn so it shows the students drive to succeed as well. We have lots of places to study at, all with comfy studious furniture. While I admit the food isn't as great as it could be it's definitely better than high school cafeteria food. We also celebrate many cultures and have activities and events dedicated to presenting the wonders of each unique culture. It's truly a well rounded dedicated school focused on its students success.
I think Buena Vista University provides a great learning environment for students. Professors are always patient, kind, and extremely knowledgeable. The classwork is manageable and also includes interesting information. I enjoy Buena Vista University because the professors are passionate and also share my passions.
Overall the atmosphere of Buena Vista University is well educated and more personal since it is a smaller school. Class sizes average around 20 or less students and classes usually become smaller in major specific courses. With the small class size teachers are allowed to get to know their students much more than they would be able to on a large campus with large class sizes.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Buena Vista University is 63%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
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Having a special mini semester which people call Jterm makes Buena Vista University (BVU). Special classes are offered that aren't offered during regular semester. There are travel classes to Russia, Hawaii, Florida, South Africa and many more. Different travel Jterm classes are offered during different years. Our class sizes are small which makes class discussions interesting and make getting to know your professors much easier. BVU offers a lot of classes for such a smaller university. They also offer assistance for people that need a little help in the classroom such as note takers and getting notes from professors.
My school is expensive! I have a hard time paying tuition and that is really challenging.
It is a nice college that allows it's student a chance to succed, it is just a little small/
The best thing about Buena Vista Univerity is that the campus is very friendly, so a student makes friends easily in the students major along with making friends from other majors as well. I have made many new friends whom share the same major as I do which allows me to collaborate with on projects but also friends whom have a different major that I get along with extreamly well.
I wish I had known that the traveling distance will wear on me.
My college is best known for its size. Due to our size, they are able to provide one on one attention to students, small class sizes, more financial aide and also a high job placement rate.
one that is education focused and one who wants to focus on having a career
I believe if you like smaller class sizes and a close enviornment BVU is the school for you. I think small town kids would have a better fit and would succeed. At BVU everyone knows everyone and everyone is friendly. It is a great warm atmosphere.
The friendly atmosphere. I really enjoy how I can walk down the sidewalk and know almost everyone.
The academics are diverse, but are major foundations that can instill a future plan. BVU academics are more traditional, but its how you use the information, not what you get.
The popular groups and activities are groups that are very active in providing something to do for the student body. another game or activity usually played is lawn golf. every once in a while during the weekends the activities start to pick up.
The classes are during the evenings only and are compressed into eight week terms. Only two courses are taken at a time. Class size is intimate on a shared campus. Online classes are available. Assistance is also always available.
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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.
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Room and Board
Total On Campus
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