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Buena Vista University

Storm Lake, IA 4-Year Private

About Buena Vista University

Build Bigger Opportunities You’ll come here because you’re serious about your education—and we are too. With the help of a dedicated faculty that invest in you and your goals, you’ll build and achieve the education you want. As a community, we’re devoted to your success from start to finish—because we’re Beavers, and Beavers build.

Buena Vista University is a private, religous school located in the small town setting of Storm Lake, IA

Founded in 1891, Buena Vista University currently enrolls around 1,140 students a year, including 733 undergrads. The institution runs on a 4-1-4 (2 long terms separated by a month-long mini-term) academic calendar.

As of 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $128,993,080. For each full-time student, Buena Vista University spends about $8,281.

2021 Admissions Facts About Buena Vista University

Acceptance rate: 56%

Average GPA: 3.45

Mean ACT score: 22

Early Decision or Early Action: No/No

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date:

What is Buena Vista University's acceptance rate?

Admission to Buena Vista University is moderately difficult. Buena Vista University accepts around 56 percent of applicants each year.

The average high school GPA for a student at Buena Vista University is 3.45 /4.0. The mean ACT scores is 22.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 waitlisted students got accepted.

Is Buena Vista University a good school?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Buena Vista University, around 74 percent return for their sophomore year. Out of the 201 students who started at Buena Vista University as first-time freshman, 113 graduate within four years.

Buena Vista University's six-year graduation for undergrads is 62 percent. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61 percent for public schools, and 67 percent for private, non-profit schools.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $36,854 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Buena Vista University sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is Buena Vista University a good school for YOU?

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College Info

Buena Vista University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Buena Vista University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Buena Vista University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Buena Vista University ACT Scores

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ACT Range

19 - 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

25 and Above

Good

19 to 25

Avg

19 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Buena Vista University is 22. Students with an ACT score of 25 and above have a good chance of getting into Buena Vista University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 19 and 25 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 19 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Buena Vista University SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

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Reading SAT Range

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Buena Vista University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$47,153

In State

$47,153

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$36,426
$36,426
Fees
Unknown
Unknown
Housing
$9,537
$9,537
Books
$1,190
$1,190

Student Life

Wondering what life at Buena Vista University is like? There are approximately 1,069 students enrolled at Buena Vista University, including 732 undergraduate students and 337 graduate students. 99% percent of students attend school full-time, 70% percent are from IA and 30% percent of students are from other states.

99%

Full Time

1%

Part Time

70%

In State

30%

Out-of-State

Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,069

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

57%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$36,426

Out-of-State

$36,426

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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