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Buena Vista University
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  • 4 Year
  • STORM LAKE, IA

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade B
  4. Campus
    grade B
  5. Athletics
    grade B minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade B+
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade B minus
  9. Dorms
    grade B+
  10. Campus Food
    grade B
  11. Student Life
    grade B
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

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Buena Vista is an above-average private, Christian university located in Storm Lake, Iowa. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,230 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Buena Vista acceptance rate is 56%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Psychology, and Business. Graduating 62% of students, Buena Vista alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $34,500.

About

610 W 4TH ST
STORM LAKE, IA 50588
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
American Rivers Conference

Buena Vista University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Buena Vista Admissions

Acceptance Rate
56%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
930-1110
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No
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Cost

Net Price
$18,300 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$30,803 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 17 responses
86%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 22 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 22 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
3
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
3
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    8%
  • On Campus
    45%
  • Online
    47%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,230 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
226
Undergrads Over 25
33%
Pell Grant
46%
Varsity Athletes
54%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 16 responses
  • Dedicated
    50%
  • Competitive
    25%
  • Determined
    25%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
69%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 29 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 38 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 18 responses
  • Inviting
    33%
  • Educatioanl opportunities
    28%
  • Educational Opportunities and Money, Money, Money
    17%
  • Money, money, money
    6%
  • Underrated
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,000 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
62%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
77%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 13 responses

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