Buena Vista University
- 4 Year
- STORM LAKE, IA
Buena Vista University Reviews
Rating 3.72 out of 5 363 reviews
Useless education and degree. It is a never heard of college and you will work for a McDonalds for the rest of your life. Go someplace else for your education.
I love the faculty and staff in the university. All of the teachers care about their students and give each student the time and attention that they need. If someone is struggling academically, the university and faculty will do their best to give all the support necessary to succeed.
I have not yet started my classes, but my advisor has been amazing in getting where we are going! She helped me figure out my major as well. I am very excited to continue in the direction of getting my degree.
Class sizes are small, professors are friendly. Dorms are clean, and there's a good amount of space. Food is alright, and bathrooms are clean.
I have only been at Buena Vista University for a few weeks, and I have been really enjoying it so far. The campus is quite small and well-kept, so walking everywhere is plausible. I can get most places underground, which is nice when it is raining. The food is good. I would like to see more ice machines around, since I like ice-cold water and the only place I can get good ice is the cafeteria, or if I buy ice trays and put them in the communal kitchen freezers.
Overall, my experience is good. When it comes to academics, I wasn't given very much guidance or support my first year so I didn't do good second semester. But ever since that semester I have been working extremely hard to bring up my GPA and apply for graduate programs in School Counseling. As I had classes with some f the same professors, I noticed they make class exciting to be in and enjoy creating relationships with their students.
It was not a good overall experience. There needs to be lots of change, starting with the lack of ethnic groups there. Get rid of racist employees/faculty, and campus security and get actual law enforcement. Better food would be really appreciated. Lower tuition prices.
Right in the heart of a small diverse town, Buena Vista University is the perfect ratio of staff to student. At this university, professors actually want to see you succeed and care about your wants and needs. As a student currently going here, I love how accepted I am in such a diverse community as a bisexual African-American woman. The campus has a wide range of activities and social groups as well, but that's what brings the campus together.
I liked the classes and professors very much. I was a part of their softball team and that ruined the experience for me. The softball coach, Sarah Richardson, was not a very good coach at all. She didn’t know how to coach a softball team and couldn’t run practices. She was overall a terrible coach and left our team with a conference record of 2-14. Lots of girls, including myself, are entering the transfer portal to try to play for a better coach with more skills. The school and learning environment overall was very good, but the athletics there are not good.
Buena Vista University is located by the lake and the campus is beautiful. There are smaller classes and the professors are willing to help you. BVU has very friendly staff and an inviting environment. There are many opportunities and clubs to get involved.
BVU is a good college for Business, Science, and Agriculture. The community created by the students and staff members is so welcoming and homey, admissions and the business office on the other hand are not super transparent with what they are doing and the student body suffers for it.
I attended BV on campus for my undergrad and online for grad school. Both experiences were excellent for different reasons. Whether online or in person the professors are supportive and encouraging. There are so many opportunities available at and around the campus. It’s beautiful and well cared for.
I personally greatly enjoyed how open the campus is as well as how inviting and friendly the students and faculty are. I also like how they have their weight room set up and how they personalize workouts not based only on a sport, although that is taken into great consideration, they also take into consideration your body as well as what goals you have for yourself. They are also concerned with the students success, if a teacher or coach notices your unexplained absence they will get in contact with you to try and find out if you are sick, injured, or if you just overslept. I appreciate that they do this and they are able to do this due to their size being that of a relatively smaller college which allows for an easier way of communicating with the teachers and coaches on a one on one setting.
My experience with Buena Visita has been life changing. Setting up class's was breeze and they make sure on a daily bases that you are doing okay.
Overall the university is really nice and has a home like feel to it since it is so small. The staff and students are all very nice.
Great experience a d the people were what I expected. they make you feel at home and the local greenery and scenery were absolutely stunning. I would for sure recommend people to come by the campus at the very least and try out bvu for a change. beautiful campus
The dorms provide plenty of room for activities and they have plenty of areas to hangout with friends. Coaches are very understanding that academics is the most important thing. Professors are very close with students and they care that the students learn.