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Buena Vista University
  • 4 Year
  • STORM LAKE, IA

Report Card

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

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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 1,257 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Buena Vista acceptance rate is 57%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Business, and Psychology. Graduating 60% of students, Buena Vista alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $34,500.

About

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

Buena Vista University Rankings

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Buena Vista Admissions

Acceptance Rate
57%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
930-1110
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$18,449 / 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
$27,981 / 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
7:1
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. 21 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 21 responses

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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
10
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
10
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    6%
  • On Campus
    52%
  • Online
    41%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,257 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
221
Undergrads Over 25
29%
Pell Grant
49%
Varsity Athletes
24%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 15 responses
  • Dedicated
    47%
  • Competitive
    27%
  • Determined
    27%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
93%
Poll
71%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 28 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 37 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 17 responses
  • Inviting
    35%
  • Educatioanl opportunities
    29%
  • Educational Opportunities and Money, Money, Money
    12%
  • Home away from home
    12%
  • Money, money, money
    6%
  • Underrated
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,000 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
60%
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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