Buena Vista University

Storm Lake, Iowa

Overview

Address610 W 4th St
School Websitewww.bvu.edu
School TypePrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above

Remote

StatusPrivate not-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Level of StudyUndergraduate/Graduate

Buena Vista University is a small private not-for-profit, 4-year college based in Storm Lake, Iowa that offers both undergraduate and graduate programs to its students. The highest level of offerings is master's degree. In the 2019 academic year, 2,055 students applied to Buena Vista University. Of those students, 1,174 were granted admission into the school.

In the 2019 academic year, the in-state tuition for enrolling in Buena Vista University was $34,004. This number excludes room and board. The school does provide on-campus housing, which you may want to factor into your cost analysis when planning to attend Buena Vista University.

Buena Vista University has a 54% graduation rate within six years of enrolling.

Getting In

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The Buena Vista University acceptance rate is 57%. To put this into perspective, 1,174 of the 2,055 students who applied to Buena Vista University in the 2019 academic year were admitted. It’s clear that enrolling in Buena Vista University is not out of reach. You simply need the right credentials.

Most students who have been accepted into Buena Vista University had an SAT score between the range of 920 and 1,140. If you want a good shot of getting in, you'll also want to have strong ACT scores. The ACT range for Buena Vista University was between 19 and 24 in the last academic year.

In addition, applicants are required to submit their GPA to Buena Vista University as part of their application.

Annual Cost to Attend

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Cost is a crucial factor to consider when deciding what college to attend. At Buena Vista University, the tuition for in-state residents is $34,004. Combined with fees of $0, room and board costs of $9,538, other expenses of $2,267 and the $999 cost of books and supplies, the total in-state one-year cost is $46,808.

Out-of-state residents can expect to pay more. While the costs for room, board, and other expenses are the same, out-of-state tuition is significantly higher. Out-of-state students must pay $34,004 in tuition. This brings the total one-year cost of enrolling in Buena Vista University to $46,808 for out-of-state students.

Students at Buena Vista University are eligible for federal financial aid. The average federal aid awarded to students at Buena Vista University was $5,594 last year. The percentage of students awarded federal aid was 45%.

Buena Vista University Undergraduate Population

Full-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Part-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Student-to-Faculty Ratio8:1

Student composition is an important deciding factor for most students applying to Buena Vista University.

Buena Vista University has a good gender split, with 65% of undergraduates being female and 35% of undergraduates being male.

At the school, most students are Iowa residents; in fact, 63% of all students reside in Iowa. However, 35% of students come from out-of-state and 2% of students are international. This means you’ll be able to interact with people from all backgrounds.

The student to faculty ratio at Buena Vista University is 8:1. This means that you should have no trouble getting the academic support you need from Buena Vista University to thrive in your studies.

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