Buena Vista University

293 reviews
  1. Storm Lake, IA
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    C+
Buena Vista University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Presbyterian
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Address
610 W 4th St
Storm Lake, IA 50588
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
68%
SAT Range
830-995
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$19,264/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,926/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,267/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,379/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,135/ year
  • $110k+
    $23,819/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.12 responses
92%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.12 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.12 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,750Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
34%
Pell Grant
40%
Varsity Athletes
19%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 10 responses
Report
  • Dedicated
    60%
  • Determined
    30%
  • Competitive
    10%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
92%
Poll
71%
of students say they don't have Greek life.21 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.29 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 7 responses
Report
  • Inviting
    71%
  • Educatioanl opportunities
    14%
  • Money, money, money
    14%
  • Educational Opportunities and Money, Money, Money
    0%

After Buena Vista University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
46%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.7 responses

Reviews

293 reviews
  • Excellent
    42
  • Very Good
    120
  • Average
    110
  • Poor
    15
  • Terrible
    6
So far everyone has been very helpful!
  • College Junior
  • 2 months ago
This school has been a great challenge for me. I am excited about my classes and the opportunity to learn under some great teachers and professionals in their field.
  • College Senior
  • 3 months ago
I think that its okay school but its to much money and to much debt.
  • College Freshman
  • 5 months ago