Buena Vista University

Acceptance Rate 56 %
SAT Average 1,020
Tuition & Fees $37,518
Student Population 1,863
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $17,810

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 2022 tuition & fees is $37,518 for undergraduate students. The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and a total of 1,863 students are enrolled. The acceptance rate of undergraduate school is 56% and the graduation rate is 62% 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.

2022 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2021-2022, Buena Vista's tuition & fees is $37,518. For graduate programs, its 2022 average tuition & fees is $9,936.
2022 Tuition & Fees
[Chart] 2021-2022 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2022 key academic statistics at Buena Vista. The acceptance rate of Buena Vista is 56% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 19%. The average graduation rate is 62% and no students have transferred out from the school.
The average received amount of financial aid is $17,810 and 87% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 1,863 students is attending including both undergraduate and graduate students, and the student to faculty ratio is 8 to 1.
Acceptance Rate for Buena Vista University is 56 %.
Acceptance Rate
Graduation Rate for Buena Vista University is 62 %
Graduation Rate
Retention Rate for Buena Vista University is 60 %
Retention Rate
Student Population for Buena Vista University is 1,863
Student Population
Student to Faculty Ratio for Buena Vista University is 8 to 1
Student to Faculty Ratio
8 to 1
The average received amount of financial aid is $17,810 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/financial-assistance
Net Price Calculatorhttps://www.bvu.edu/admissions/financial-assistance/calculator
Veterans Tuition
Disability Servicehttps://www.bvu.edu/bv/cae/disability-services

Offered Degrees

Buena Vista offers 91 major programs through online and on-site education where 16 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 Degree8210
Master's Degree96

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:1,012)
Board/Meal Plan
(Typical Annual Charge: $4,764)

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