Buena Vista University

Buena Vista University Ranking

country rank: 931
world rank: 2637

University Overview

Buena Vista University ranking, founded in 1891, is a non-profit private higher-education institution located in the rural setting of Storm Lake, Iowa (population range of 10,000-49,999). Buena Vista University (BVU) ranking is a small (Topuniversitieslist enrollment range: 2,000-2,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Presbyterian religion that is officially accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Buena Vista University (BVU) offers a variety of courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees, including bachelor’s and master’s degrees in a variety of fields. For further information, see the degree levels and fields of study matrix below from Topuniversitieslist. This 129-year-old American higher-education institution has a selective admissions policy based on entrance exams and students’ previous academic records and grades. With an admission rate of 50-60%, this US higher education institution is considered to be moderately selective. Students from all over the world are welcome to apply for admission. BVU also offers a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aid and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services to students.

Buena Vista University Ranking

University Identity

Name Buena Vista University
Acronym BVU
Founded 1891
Motto Bold vision, bright futures
Colours Navy blue and gold

University Location

Address 610 W 4Th Street Storm Lake 50588 Iowa United States
Tel +1 (712) 749 2400
Fax +1 (712) 749 2037

Yearly Tuition Range

Undergraduate Postgraduate
over 20,000 US$ (14,700 Euro) 7,500-10,000 US$ (5,500-7,400 Euro)
over 20,000 US$ (14,700 Euro) 7,500-10,000 US$ (5,500-7,400 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 50-60%
Admission Office 610 West Fourth Street Storm Lake 50588 (712) 749 2235 800 383 9600

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 2,000-2,999
Academic Staff 500-599
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar 4-1-4
Campus Setting Rural
Religious Affiliation Presbyterian Church (USA) - www.pcusa.org

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Facilities and Services

Library Yes Buena Vista University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 107,288 physical volumes, 5,397 physical media, 40,500 digital/electronic medium and 104 licensed digital/electronic databases.
Housing Yes Buena Vista University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 1,012 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

Memberships and Affiliations

Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) National Athletic Association (NAA) National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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