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Buena Vista University Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

2,706 students

63% admitted

  • 2,279 full time
  • 427 part time
  • 816 men full time
  • 1,463 women full time
  • 896 applied
  • 562 admitted
  • 203 enrolled

2,463 Undergraduates

$28,314 tuition/year

  • 94 Graduates
  • 149 Non-Degree
  • $28,314 out of state
  • N/A fees
  • $8,180 room & board
  • $885 books
  • (Based on stats from 2012/2013)

At a Glance

Religious affiliation: Presbyterian Church (USA)
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: Plains Town, remote from an urban area
Highest Degree Offered: Master's degree
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Four-one-four plan
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Krystal from Carroll , IA
  • 0
  • The family feel and excellent education at Buena Vista University makes BVU 9 out of 10 in my book. It is by far a top of the line university. …

  • Jul-20-2012 Read More
  • Samantha from Marion, IA
  • 0
  • Amazing in every way! A small friendly and helpful community with many opportunities around every corner. There is something here for everyone and no one will ever feel left out…

  • Sep-28-2012 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Jenna from Albia, IA
  • Jun-13-2011 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The Storm Lake campus is beautiful, and Buena Vista has several other remote campuses throughout Iowa, making it convenient for students living off-campus as well as on.

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  • 4
  • Beth from Mapleton, IA
  • May-07-2011 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Seeing as I am not in college, I cannot give an accurate rating on this, but every time I visited campus, everyone seems friendly.

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  • 4
  • Ayla from Dyer, IN
  • Apr-19-2011 I am a current student here

    I have really enjoyed my first year at BV. The students are very friendly, as you walk past you are almost always guaranteed to get a friendly smile or a Hi, how's it going? even if you don't know many people on campus. The professors have also helped me enjoy my time at BV thus far, they are always there to help. Professors give all their students their office hours and email should any student ever have a question, so feel free to stop by their office when you have doubts or worries in the class.

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  • 4
  • Ashley from Saint Louis, MO
  • Dec-09-2010 I am a current student here

    It is very different for me. It is a big transition from an all African-American school to prodominatley white university. But it is amazing here, there are very nice people on campus and off.

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