610 W. Fourth Street Storm Lake, IA 50588 712-749-2235
http://www.bvu.edu admissions@bvu.edu
About Buena Vista University
  • Year of Foundation 1891
  • Size of Campus 60 Acres
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation Presbyterian
  • Degrees Bachelor, Master
  • Calendar Type 4-1-4
  • Undergraduate Population 1,214
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 51%, 49%, 24%
Application
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State
  • Room and Board
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Selective
  • Application Fee N/A
  • Enrollment No. 939
We develop students for lifelong success through innovative and imaginative academic and professional preparation. We aspire to be a remarkable educational community, focused on learning, challenging every student, faculty and staff member to set and meet the highest standards of academic achievement, character, conscience and compassion.941 full-time students were enrolled on the Storm Lake campus for the 2011 fall semester. 1,524 students are enrolled at the locations of BVU Graduate & Professional Studies, which has graduated more than 13,000 students since it started over 30 years ago.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Multicultural Club, African American Student Union, Student Organization of Latinos, International Club, Women of Color
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Number of frats 0
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Buenafication Day, William W. Siebens American Heritage Lecture Series
  • Number of students in fraternities 0
  • Percent students who are frat members 0%
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Mu Gamma (Foreign Language), Alpha Psi Omega (Drama), Kappa Delta Pi (Education), Mu Kappa Tau (Marketing), Phi Alpha Honor Society
  • Setting Rural
  • Number of sororities 0
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 0%
Transportation
  • Distance to nearest airport Sioux City, IA (70), Omaha, NE (120)
  • Distance to nearest train Des Moines, IA (150)
  • Distance to nearest bus Sioux City, IA (70)
  • Public Transportation to the University No
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
Student Housing
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of students using college housing 88%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 0%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 44%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 4%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (62%), women's dorms (15%), men's dorms (23%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 9
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 96%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments N/A
Campus Services
  • Number Of Books in Library 139,101
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 0
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 5,382
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all school buildings and on all school property
  • Number Of Microforms 41,361
  • Campus Safety late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, personal, veteran student, academic, psychological, birth control, religious
  • Museums Art Gallery
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 10,000
  • Number Of Subscriptions 654
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library
  • Library Facilities N/A
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 158
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 25
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number of e-books 10,586
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, writing, study skills
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 0
  • Computer Courses Yes
  • Internet Access Yes
Student Employment and Career
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, interest inventory, interview training
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment N/A
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads N/A
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 78%
  • Student Employment Fedral Work Study Program Available
  • Army ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Wells Fargo, Principal Financial Group
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities Village