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Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.
|Buena Vista University 2021||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.4|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||13%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||10%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||86%|
Buena Vista University does not offer early decision or early action.
The early decision acceptance rate at Buena Vista University is 0%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 56%.
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
Getting into Buena Vista University is moderately difficult. Buena Vista University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, Buena Vista University accepted 56% of students, around 995 of the 1,787 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Buena Vista University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.
It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis the areas where you stand out.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Class Rank||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
To apply, all applicants to Buena Vista University must submit the following items. Double check with Buena Vista University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||3|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. 4.0. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Students admitted to Buena Vista University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4
Out of all students that were admitted, 84% submitted a class rank. At Buena Vista University 13% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 41% were in the top 25% and 76% were in the top 50%.
|At Buena Vista University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||22%|
|3.50 and 3.74||19%|
|3.25 and 3.49||18%|
|3.00 and 3.24||15%|
|2.50 and 2.9||17%|
|2.00 and 2.49||1%|
Buena Vista University does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Buena Vista University is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 10% of Buena Vista University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 86% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
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To be most competitive at Buena Vista University, you should strive to earn between 19 and 24 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 24 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Buena Vista University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 24, and three out of four students scored lower than 24 on the ACT.
A 19 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Buena Vista University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 19.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Buena Vista University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Buena Vista University during the following terms: - Fall Term - Winter Term - Spring Term - Winter Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Buena Vista University?
Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Buena Vista University.
Does Buena Vista University accept transfer credits?
Buena Vista University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Buena Vista University accepts:
Does Buena Vista University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
Buena Vista University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Buena Vista University?
No, Buena Vista University is test optional, so you can choose whether to include your ACT or SAT scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you probably want to include them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application..
What is Buena Vista University's acceptance rate?
Buena Vista University's acceptance rate is 56%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Buena Vista University?
Buena Vista University's early decision acceptance rate was 0% in 2021.
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How hard is it to get into Buena Vista University? Buena Vista University is a somewhat selective institution. The Buena Vista University acceptance rate is 56%. This means that the institution accepts 55 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
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
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Buena Vista University is 22. Students with an ACT score of 24 and above have a good chance of getting into Buena Vista University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 19 and 24 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.
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Buena Vista University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.45. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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