School Overview

Buena Vista University is a Private, 4 years college located in Storm Lake, Iowa. Buena Vista ranked 11st in Iowa Colleges and 17th in Federal Region VII.
It has a total enrollment of 1,863 including undergraduate and graduate students and student to faculty ratio is 10 to 1. It is a Baccalaureate College - Diverse Fields school by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Master's degree. Buena Vista's acceptance rate is 66.00% last year (undergraduate school).
Buena Vista University is accredited by Higher Learning Commission.
Contact Information
Address610 W 4th St, Storm Lake, IA 50588
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School Category
School TypePrivate, 4 years
Carnegie CategoryBaccalaureate College - Diverse Fields
Highest Degree OfferedMaster's degree

Admission Information

The acceptance rate of Buena Vista University is 66.00% and the yield (also known as enrollment rate) is 21.00%.
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Acceptance Rate66.00 %
Yield (Enrollment Rate)21.00 %

Tuition & Fees

Buena Vista's 2022 tuition & fees is $37,518 for undergraduate students. For graduate programs, its 2022 tuition & fees is $9,936.
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$37,518
Graduate Tuition & Fees$9,936
*Data Source: 2021-2022 Tuition & Fees - National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Student Population

A total of 1,863 students have enrolled for academic year 2020-2021. Among them, 1,003 students have enrolled online exclusively to earn their degrees. Buena Vista has 1,456 undergraduate students and the graduate school has 407 students. You can check student population by gender, age, race/ethnicity, attending status, and online learning.
Total Students1,863
Undergraduate Students1,456
Graduate Students407
Online Enrollment1,003

Offered Degrees and Programs

Number of programs87 Programs
Number of online programs20 Programs
Offered Degrees/ProgramsBachelor's

On-campus Services

Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students

Learning opportunities

Distance Learning (online classes)
Study Abroad
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
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