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
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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
There is always something to eat. the chefs and servers are friendly and eager to answer any questions about the food. The staff is also willing to modify meals for any student that may have food allergies. There is always a main course, such as chicken or varies styles, beef, pork, fish fried or grilled, taco nights, wing nights, steak nights, and many others. one of the best things about the campus dining is they take the students thoughts and ideas into consideration. one of my friends suggested they should have hard boiled eggs more often for lunch. the entire next week my friend had hard boiled eggs! Or the special sauce of ranch and hot sauce mixed that a lot of the students were doing the staff noticed and not too much longer they made a bottle of the mixture for a much easier way for the students to get to. They always have food for the different cultures that are on campus as well.
- College Sophomore
- Dec 28 2013
Diverse, but Not – Our campus has tons of diversity within all of the students, but as far as physical diversity? Well majority of the students are from small towns or are from Iowa. We do have international students come here to stay for 2-4yrs and we have some who only stay for a semester, or two, in order to fulfill their school requirements back in their home country. We do have an organization for diverse students, anyone is welcomed!
- College Junior
- June 16 2012
I believe that the most important criteria for entering any university is a good academic history for both grades and attendance. The process of entering the Human Services program was a smooth transition from the community college to the university. Our community college works with several universities with a program to help more students, especially the non-traditional one to complete their general credits at the community college and accept their Associate Degree as completion of the general education requirements for most bachelor degree programs.
- College Junior
- June 24 2014