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Buena Vista University Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 333 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

65% Women
35% Men


NCAA Division III (with football)

Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conf

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $59,678)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $56,871)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 27 16 - -
Baseball 38 - - -
Basketball 22 25 - -
Football 77 - - -
Golf 15 6 - -
Soccer 18 16 - -
Softball - 22 - -
Tennis 9 7 - -
Volleyball - 20 - -
Wrestling 29 - - -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.7%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.8%
Black/non-Hispanic 2.2%
Hispanic 2.9%
Non-resident alien 1.7%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 5.9%
Two or more races 0.3%
White/non-Hispanic 85.4%
Percent of students with disability 4%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 19 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 1
Drug Law Violation 1
Liquor Law Violation 1
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 3
Property Crime 10
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Samantha from Marion, IA
  • 4
  • The dorms themselves are amazing, especially if you get into Pierce or White. There are the normal issues in dorms, mostly noisy neighbors and the like. Plenty of study places…

  • Sep-28-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • Abigail from Waukee, IA
  • Mar-10-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I thought the food was great with lots of options. There is lots of tables and space to eat and people watch or study. My favorite time to study is while I eat anyway.

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  • 4
  • Makenzie from Glenville, MN
  • Jan-21-2014 I am a current student here

    Each month we have a Marquise Brunch. It's one of our favorite parts of BVU because the food is outstanding and there is a ton of variety. The typical food served is good as well but like all school food, by the second semester you wish there was more variety.

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  • 4
  • Krystal from Carroll , IA
  • Jul-20-2012 I am a current student here

    Buena Vista's food is catered by Sodexo. There are a lot of varieties and they give you lots of healthy and different options. BVU uses student input to better their food and keep the students happy.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life