Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneB
- Campus FoodB-
- Student LifeB-
Buena Vista University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Presbyterian
NCAA Division III (with football)
Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Buena Vista University Rankings
Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.17 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.17 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.17 responses
Most Popular Majors
- Liberal Arts and Humanities147Graduates
- Elementary Education89Graduates
- Business Administration and Management69Graduates
- Criminal Justice and Safety Studies54Graduates
- Human Resources Development47Graduates
- Banking and Finance27Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.24 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.33 responses
After Buena Vista University
- Very Good120
Because Buena Vista University offers classes at the local community college for Graduate and professional sites (GPS) it has made it possible for me to continue my education beyond a 2 year degree. I am a non-traditional student (age 52) and so I am not as mobile for being able to move in order to attend classes on campus. The classes for the most part have been face-to-face which is what I prefer. I am more old school and therefor really don't care for the online classes. I have had to take a couple of online courses and it is difficult for me to grasp some of the material without the normal class discussion. Overall I have had a really great experience attending college classes with Buena Vista University. The instructors are knowledgeable and make the classes interesting as they are also very passionate about the subjects that they teach.
- College Senior
- 12 months ago
If I could do it over again I would not choose this school or would have transferred when I still had time. The professors are mediocre, the only programs that the school cares about are business, science, and education. The coaching staff and athletic administration have high turn over rates and don't care about their athletes as much as they should. The food is bad and not being able to live off campus for four years is absurd.
- College Senior
- Nov 16 2015
The application process was very easy, and the admissions helped me with whatever I needed help with!
- College Junior
- 10 months ago