Buena Vista University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Presbyterian
NCAA Division III (with football)
Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Buena Vista University Rankings
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.17 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.17 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.17 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities147 Graduates
Elementary Education89 Graduates
Business Administration and Management69 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies54 Graduates
Human Resources Management47 Graduates
Banking and Finance27 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.24 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.33 responses
After Buena Vista University
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.13 responses
Buena Vista University Reviews
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Most of the professors are great! They offer advice and information to enhance your education. I am able to complete multiple field experiences so I get my foot in the door different places. But when they say this is a school for working adults that is not accurate, many weeks I have 20+ assignments due each week. Also the academic adviser I was assigned dose not respond well to emails and does not tell me about things in advance. Better notification from the adviser, questions answered quicker, and a realistic view of what this college is would be better. The classes are very good, the professors a great, but having so many assignments in one week makes working and going to school very difficult.
Buena Vista is a great option for those non-traditional students such as myself. You can take courses online at your own pace and convenience. Every advisor I have spoken with is very knowledgeable and helpful. If they don't know an answer, they will definitely go above and beyond to find it for you.
Because Buena Vista University offers classes at the local community college for Graduate and professional sites (GPS) it has made it possible for me to continue my education beyond a 2 year degree. I am a non-traditional student (age 52) and so I am not as mobile for being able to move in order to attend classes on campus. The classes for the most part have been face-to-face which is what I prefer. I am more old school and therefor really don't care for the online classes. I have had to take a couple of online courses and it is difficult for me to grasp some of the material without the normal class discussion. Overall I have had a really great experience attending college classes with Buena Vista University. The instructors are knowledgeable and make the classes interesting as they are also very passionate about the subjects that they teach.