Buena Vista University

Acceptance Rate 65.98 %
SAT Average 1,052
2023 Tuition & Fees $38,644
Student Population 1,959
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $18,034

Academic Overview

Buena Vista University is a private (not-for-profit), four-years institute located in Storm Lake, Iowa. It is a Baccalaureate College - Diverse Fields by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Master's degree.
The 2023 tuition & fees is $38,644 for undergraduate students. The graduate school tuition & fees is $9,936.
The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and a total of 1,959 students are enrolled. The acceptance rate of undergraduate school is 65.98% and the graduation rate is 63% last year.
The salary after graduation from Buena Vista University varies by major programs where the average earning after 10 years is $42,600. You can check the average salary by the major programs on the area of study page.

2023 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2022-2023, Buena Vista's tuition & fees is $38,644. For graduate programs, its 2023 average tuition & fees is $9,936.
Data source for 2023 Tuition: NCES
2023 Tuition & Fees
[Chart] 2022-2023 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2023 key academic statistics at Buena Vista. The acceptance rate of Buena Vista is 65.98% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 20.54%. The average graduation rate is 63% and no students have transferred out from the school.
The average received amount of financial aid is $18,034 and 89% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 1,959 students is attending including both undergraduate and graduate students, and the student to faculty ratio is 11 to 1.
Acceptance Rate for Buena Vista University is 65.98 %.
Acceptance Rate
Graduation Rate for Buena Vista University is 63 %
Graduation Rate
Retention Rate for Buena Vista University is 73 %
Retention Rate
Student Population for Buena Vista University is 1,959
Student Population
Student to Faculty Ratio for Buena Vista University is 11 to 1
Student to Faculty Ratio
11 to 1
The average received amount of financial aid is $18,034 at Buena Vista University.
Financial Aid Amount

Directory Information

Directory Information
Address610 W 4th St, Storm Lake, IA 50588
Online Applicationhttps://www.bvu.edu/apply
Financial Aidhttps://www.bvu.edu/admissions/tuition-financial-aid
Net Price Calculatorhttps://www.bvu.edu/admissions/financial-assistance/calculator
Disability Servicehttps://www.bvu.edu/bv/cae/disability-services

Offered Degrees

Buena Vista offers 83 major programs through online and on-site education where 11 programs are available through distance learning. The following table lists the number of programs by offered degree with online class availabilities.
Offered Major Programs
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online Class
Bachelor's Degree733
Master's Degree108

Special Learning Opportunities

Buena Vista University offers online education (distance learning opportunities) for both undergraduate and graduate programs. The school provides ROTC, teacher certification and study abroad - opportunity which a student completes part of the college program studying in another country programs to its students.
Special Learning Opportunities
Online ClassUndergraduate , Graduate
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
Study Abroad
Campus Housing
(Dormitory Capacity:836)
Board/Meal Plan
(Typical Annual Charge: $5,256)

Veterans Benefits

Buena Vista University has programs, benefits and/or services to veterans, military service members, or their families.
Veterans Benefits
Yellow Ribbon Program
(officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges