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Buena Vista UniversityStorm Lake, IA
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Drake UniversityDes Moines, IA
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#17 in Federal Region VII Universities
Rankings*
Private (not-for-profit), four-years
Baccalaureate College - Diverse Fields
School TypePrivate (not-for-profit), four-years
Master's College and University (larger programs)
Offered Degrees
Bachelor's, Master'sOffered DegreeBachelor's, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Tuition & Fees
cheaper$37,518Undergraduate Tuitionexpensive$45,912
cheaper$9,936Graduate Tuitionexpensive$11,988
Less$17,810Average Financial Aid AmountMore$25,777
Admission
Lower1,052 SAT
22 ACT
Test ScoresHigher1,300 SAT
28 ACT
Tighter65.98%Acceptance RateEasier69.07%
Favorable20.54%Yield
(Enrollment Rate)
Lower13.85%
High School GPA
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Admission Test Scores
TOEFL
Application Requirements
(Required or Recommended to submit)
High School GPA
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Recommendations
TOEFL
Dual Credits
Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Credits for Life Experiences
Credit for Military Training
Accepted CreditsDual Credits
Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Credit for Military Training
Enrollment
Smaller1,863Total EnrollmentLarger4,774
Smaller1,456Undergraduate Student PopulationLarger2,848
Smaller407Graduate Student PopulationLarger1,926
Smaller1,003Online Student PopulationLarger1,430
Completion & Outcomes
Lower63%Graduate RateHigher78%
Lower74%Retention RateHigher86%
Special Learning Opportunity
ROTC
Study Abroad
Teacher Certificate
Special learning OpportunityROTC
Study Abroad
Evening/Weekend College
Teacher Certificate
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 1,012)Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 1,577)
✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $4,764)Board/Meal Plan✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $4,836)
Faculties
10 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio10 to 1
283Number of faculties460
Lower$57,724Average Faculty SalaryHigher$80,389
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.