Buena Vista University

country rank  1074
world rank  3171

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Founded in 1891, Buena Vista University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the rural setting of the medium-sized town of Storm Lake (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Iowa. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Higher Learning Commission, Buena Vista University (BVU) is a small (EduListing enrollment range: 3,000-3,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Presbyterian religion. Buena Vista University (BVU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 129 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym BVU
Founded 1891
Motto Bold vision, bright futures
Colours Navy blue and gold

University Location

Address 610 W 4Th Street
Storm Lake (population range: 10,000-49,999)
50588 Iowa
United States
T +1 (712) 749 2400
F +1 (712) 749 2037

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
Not reported
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
Not reported

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 60-70%
Admission Office 610 West Fourth Street
Storm Lake 50588
+1 (712) 749 2235
800 383 9600

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 3,000-3,999
Academic Staff Not reported
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar 4-1-4
Campus Setting Rural
Religious Affiliation Christian-Presbyterian Christian-Presbyterian Presbyterian Church (USA) - www.pcusa.org

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Buena Vista University's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education CAATE
  • Council on Social Work Education CSWE

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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