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Buena Vista University

Storm Lake, IA
University Website: www.bvu.edu
Apply Online: https://www.bvu.edu/apply-to-bvu/
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Coordinates: 42°38′33″N 95°12′28″W / 42.642588°N 95.207875°W / 42.642588; -95.207875

Buena Vista University is a private 4-year college located in Storm Lake, Iowa. Founded in 1891 as Buena Vista College, it is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. The university's 60-acre (240,000 m2) campus is situated on the shores of Storm Lake, a 3,200-acre (13 km2) natural lake. BVU's academic programs feature a balance between traditional liberal arts courses and hands-on learning opportunities, such as travel and internships. The university awards its faculty with the $30,000 George Wythe Award for Teaching Excellence, one of the largest faculty awards in the nation. The average student-to-professor ratio is 13:1.

At its inception, the college was housed in the Storm Lake Opera House, where it remained for only a year. Old Main, the college's first building, opened in 1892, and was occupied by faculty and students until it burned down in 1956. Major construction projects in the 1950s and 1960s extended the college, which soon included three dormitories, a library, and a number of classroom buildings.

The college gained accreditation in 1952, and began to grant degrees under the authority of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. The first graduate degrees were offered in 1995, at which time the college became Buena Vista University.

The main campus of Buena Vista University offers a 4-year residential collegiate experience and currently offers classes in 42 majors. Fifteen additional locations throughout Iowa and online serve working adult and graduate students as part of the Graduate & Professional Studies program. The university is ranked in the top 20 Midwestern Comprehensive Colleges, as reported by U.S.News and World Report's college rankings. In 2012, BVU was ranked 9th for academic quality in the Midwestern Baccalaureate category.

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Fast Facts

  • Private not for profit, Four or more years
  • students
  • $27,226.00 avg tuition

610 W 4th St
Storm Lake, IA 50588
(712) 749-2400

Apply online Admissions:
www.bvu.edu/attending_bvu/
Financial Aid:
www.bvu.edu/attending_bvu/enrollm..

Areas of Study:

  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts
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Buena Vista University

Statistics:
Applied 896
Admitted 572 64%
Enrolled total 203
Full Time: 203
Part Time 0
Standards:
Test 25th % 75th %
SAT EBRW 0 0
SAT Math 0 0
SAT Written (2006-2015) Optional 0 0
ACT Composite 20 25
ACT English 19 25
ACT Math 19 25
ACT Writing 0 0
Retention / Graduation:
Retention rate 73%
4-year graduation rate 46%
6-year graduation rate 59%
Application Deadlines:
Regular Application Deadline
Early Admission Deadline
Early Decision Deadline
Financial Aid Deadline
Student Response Deadline
Transfer Student Application Deadline
Requirements:
Open Admissions Policy No
Secondary School GPA Required
Secondary School Rank Required
Secondary School Record Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission Test Scores Required
TOEFL Required
Other Tests Do not know
Credit:
AP Credits Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Buena Vista University

Tuition In-District In-State Out-Of-State
Avg Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition $27,226.00 $27,226.00 $27,226.00
Full-Time Undergraduate Required Fees $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Part-Time Undergraduate Cost Per Credit Hour $915.00 $915.00 $915.00
Avg Full Time Graduate Tuition $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Full Time Graduate Required Fees $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Part-Full Time Graduate Cost Per Credit Hour $412.00 $412.00 $412.00
Expenses On-Campus Off-Campus
(without family)
Off-Campus
(with family)
Room and Board $7,770.00 $2,500.00 $12,825.00
Other Expenses $1,750.00 $2,635.00 $12,825.00
Additional Fees
Undergraduate Application Fee $0.00
Graduate Application Fee $0.00
Books and Supplies $885.00
Financial Aid
Percent receiving aid 97%
Percent receiving grant aid 97%
Avg amount of grant aid $19,471.00
Percent receiving student loan aid 88%
Avg amount of student loan aid $10,357.00

Buena Vista University

Programs and majors Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
Biology/Biological Sciences, General X
BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES
Accounting X
Banking and Financial Support Services X
Business Administration and Management, General X
Business/Managerial Economics X
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies X
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General X
International Business/Trade/Commerce X
Management Information Systems and Services, Other X
Management Information Systems, General X
Marketing/Marketing Management, General X
Organizational Leadership X
COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other X
Mass Communication/Media Studies X
Organizational Communication, General X
COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES
Computer Science X
EDUCATION
Art Teacher Education X
Biology Teacher Education X
Business Teacher Education X
Chemistry Teacher Education X
Computer Teacher Education X
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services X
Curriculum and Instruction X
Education, Other X
Elementary Education and Teaching X
English/Language Arts Teacher Education X
History Teacher Education X
Mathematics Teacher Education X
Music Teacher Education X
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching X
Psychology Teacher Education X
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education X
Social Science Teacher Education X
Social Studies Teacher Education X
Spanish Language Teacher Education X
Speech Teacher Education X
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor X
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS
English Language and Literature, General X
FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS
Spanish Language and Literature X
HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Athletic Training/Trainer X
HISTORY
History, General X
HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies X
LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES
General Studies X
MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS
Mathematics, General X
Mathematics, Other X
MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
Biological and Physical Sciences X
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other X
NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION
Environmental Science X
PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES
Kinesiology and Exercise Science X
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management X
PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other X
PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Chemistry, General X
Physics, General X
PSYCHOLOGY
Psychology, General X
Psychology, Other X
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS
Public Administration X
Social Work X
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Political Science and Government, General X
Political Science and Government, Other X
Sociology X
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
Art/Art Studies, General X
Commercial and Advertising Art X
Fine and Studio Arts Management X
Music Performance, General X
Music Technology X
Theatre Literature, History and Criticism X
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management X

Scholarships for Students in Iowa

Name Amount Deadline
NEWH North Central Chapter Scholarship Up to $3,000 October 15, 2016
Iowa Vocational-Technical Tuition Grant Up to $1,200 July 01, 2017
UAS7 International Study and Internship Program in Germany Varies October 01, 2016

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