Buena Vista University is on a 60-acre campus in the small town setting of Storm Lake, Iowa.
Buena Vista University has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to join – including band, chorus, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? Buena Vista University does not have fraternities or sororities.
Buena Vista University has the Student Activities Board. In fact, more students participate in the Student Activities Board than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at Buena Vista University include Orientation Team, Esprit De Corps, Student Senate and Student Mobilizing Outreach and Volunteer Efforts.
The Buena Vista University community comes together each year for Homecoming, All Campus Christmas Dinner and Buenafication Day.
This table offers information on housing at Buena Vista University.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for senior|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||Yes|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||90%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||836|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||683|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||10%|
Buena Vista University offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through senior year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
The majority of Buena Vista University students live on campus. In 2022, 90% of undergrads at Buena Vista University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 10% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Buena Vista University. There are 836 spots available in on-campus housing for all 777 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 683 students chose to live on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
Buena Vista University offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.
At Buena Vista University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Buena Vista University:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Indoor Track||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Golf||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Soccer||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Tennis||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Track And Field||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus. The Buena Vista University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.
Buena Vista University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.
Additionally, Buena Vista University has night security patrols.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Buena Vista University, take Highway 71 to Storm Lake, IA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Sioux Gateway airport.
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