Buena Vista University
- 4 Year
- STORM LAKE, IA
Buena Vista University Reviews
Rating 3.71 out of 5 345 reviews
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.
buena vista university has high quality education & professors!! i have never so satisfied with my education!! go beavers!!
I loved the welcoming atmosphere! The staff was amazing and incredibly helpful. The grounds are open and sprawling with walking space. The dorms were cleanly and nice.
Expensive Tution and poor judgement. Disappointment with how administration handled items and plans during certain experiences and with regards to COVID-19. Did not meet my expectations and not worth the fee for going to a school in a small town. Campus is gorgeous and is literally sitting on a lake. I liked how inclusive it was, but not exactly positive and accepting of everyone. High academic standards and tough professors to work with, unless you're one of the lucky ones.
So far I have taken a few online classes which some professors don't really understand how to teach using this method but we are all in it together.
From the couple of years that I've been attending the university everything is nice and friendly. Even with the covid 19 that is happening they are taking great measures on how to do everything safe and covid friendly for everyone to atheist enjoy the time that they are staying. There is a beautiful view since the university is next to the lake.
I love BVU as a whole. Everything about it is amazing. I have never felt more at home. I visited other colleges and didn’t feel like I would like them. From the moment I stepped on to the campus I fell in love. Covid regulations prevented things but I still loved campus. The education here is amazing as well.
I took some zoom classes and the professors helped me even when I would have technical issues. I loved being on campus even with covid regulations campus was still fun and safe. I love the environment around BVU. The professors really make their classes enjoyable. The campus has many places to help you out if you are struggling or want help. The town of Storm Lake is also lively and has a lot of places to go. The town is also beautiful with the lake being right by the campus.
I took classes online second semester of last year due to COVID-19, and it was a nightmare. The system wasn’t fluid or easy to navigate. Most teachers weren’t informed how to use any of the software the school had them used, which made everyone’s life harder than it needed to be.
Buena Vista University has an excellent variety of knowledgable professors. You learn as much in an online classroom as you do in a face-to-face class. The instructors are patient and kind. The atmosphere is very welcoming.
I take classes online and Buena Vista University and I love the setup. The professors are knowledgable in technology, so classes move smoothly. The course material is interesting and informative.
I really enjoy Buena Vista. I would like to see the dorms and housing to improve. But overall it is a great place to go to college and a great place to meet many great people.
As a current student at BV I feel let down, when visiting the college I was promised scholarships to help pay off the expensive tuition, but now i'm paying 50% of tuition which is more than what was told to me. There are only select few or professors who do care about the students' academics but all the others just seem to care about their paychecks. The workers in the kitchen are some of the nicest people on campus, the worst are the workers in the business office who seem to throw their hatred for work onto the students. The university also seems to care about their athletics but to the rest of the students they could care less. Living on campus, everyone gets irritated with everyone because we aren't allowed to live off campus our first year, this makes it hard to those who live in storm lake or for those who want to live in an apartment. Over all Buena Vista has let down a large portion of their students, as well as some professors.
Buena Vista is a very close knitted community. Professors are dedicated to helping you learn and are always available. They really try to make you feel at home here. The school is heavy in volunteering and in club activities so there is something for everyone to do around campus.
My first semester as a first year student at Buena Vista University has been great so far! The faculty and all the staff members are all very welcoming and kind. There are all sorts of resources to help out students and the staff members are always more than willing to help out a student with any question that they may have. The diversity of sports and clubs have helped really me branch out of my comfort zone and allowed me to meet many new people that I would not have met otherwise. I am grateful for this great experience!
I love the small campus and small class sizes, it lets me get to speak with my professors a little more freely.