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Buena Vista University

Storm Lake, IA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate78%
Acceptance Rate78%

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, religious university in the town of Storm Lake, Iowa. Buena Vista University was founded in 1891. The college enrolls around 1,304 students a year, including 791 undergrads.

Buena Vista University Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into Buena Vista University. Buena Vista University admitted 78% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 1,519 applications received in 2022, 1,183 students were offered admission.

Buena Vista University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 78%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.5
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 3%

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Buena Vista University is located in Storm Lake, Iowa,.

If you want to see Buena Vista University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Highway 71 to Storm Lake, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Sioux Gateway.

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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.

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Buena Vista University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

970 - 1065


Math SAT Range

450 - 560


Reading SAT Range

480 - 570

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Wondering what life at Buena Vista University is like? There are approximately 1,304 students enrolled at Buena Vista University, including 791 undergraduate students and 513 graduate students. 96% percent of students attend school full-time, 66% percent are from IA and 34% percent of students are from other states.


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