Buena Vista University

610 W 4th St, Storm Lake, United States
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Overview of Buena Vista University

About this school

Buena Vista, founded in 1891, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts university. Its 60-acre campus is located in Storm Lake, 60 miles east of Sioux City.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:786
    • Men:400 (50.9%)
    • Women:386 (49.1%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Buena Vista University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
4
Science
-
3
Foreign Language
-
-
Social Studies
-
3
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 1
SAT Only
Considered if submitted
August 1
ACT Only
Recommended
August 1
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
Considered if submitted
August 1
SAT Subject Tests Only
Considered if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
Not reported

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
610 West Fourth Street
City, State, Zip
Storm Lake, IA  50588
Phone
(712) 749-2235
Fax
(712) 749-2037
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
-
Application Fee
-
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
64% of 1,477 applicants were admitted
Women
65% of 573 applicants were admitted
Men
63% of 904 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
203 (22%) of 943 admitted students enrolled
Women
69 (18%) of 373 admitted students enrolled
Men
134 (24%) of 570 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.33
375 And Above
27%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
20%
3.00 - 3.24
17%
2.50 - 2.99
16%
2.00 - 2.49
2%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
22 average |19-24 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
6%
• Score 24 - 29
26%
• Score 18 - 23
55%
• Score 12 - 17
13%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $32,854 (72.01823801486223%)
  • Room & Board: - $9,490 (20.802735702229334%)
  • Other Expences: - $999 (2.1898770249238257%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,276 (4.989149257984612%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Buena Vista University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline June 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning February 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001847
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
199 (98.0%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
185 (93.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
185 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
36 (19.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
84%
Average Award
$29,904
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 185 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $24,984
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 170 (91.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,354
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 27 (14.6%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
17 (8.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $18,982

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
688 (91.0%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
634 (92.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
634 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
132 (20.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
83%
Average Award
$29,026
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 630 (99.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $23,634
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 584 (92.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,016
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 98 (15.5%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
120 (15.9%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $18,429

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
84%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$36,299
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Computer Science, Education, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, International Students, Out-of-State Students, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


4-1-4

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


81

Part-Time Faculty


35

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


56%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 39% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 37% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 20% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 4% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 37% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 59% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 4% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
296,218

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Buena Vista University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


76.5%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


48.3%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


59.6%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


60.1%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (59)


  • Accounting
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Banking and Financial Support Services
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Teacher Education
  • Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Environmental Science
  • Fine and Studio Arts Management
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Management Information Systems and Services, Other
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Organizational Communication, General
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Political Science and Government, Other
  • Psychology, General
  • Psychology, Other
  • Public Administration
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Speech Teacher Education
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Theatre Literature, History and Criticism

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Education, Parks and recreation

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Education, Master of Science in Education

Master's Programs of Study (4)


  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education--General
  • English as a Second Language

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


10,790

Nearest Metropolitan Area


60 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
7.7 average low in January, 82.1 average high in September
Rain
99 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
120 mile(s) from campus in Omaha, Nebr.
Nearest Bus Station
Storm Lake
Nearest Train Station
120 mile(s) from campus in Council Bluffs

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


90% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through senior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


10%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Not available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Beaver
School Colors
Blue and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, racquetball, softball, table tennis, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Buena Vista University offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, student activities board, orientation team, esprit de corps, student senate, student mobilizing outreach and volunteer efforts

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


766

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
786
Women
386
Men
400

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.4% Asian
  • 5.0% Black/African-American
  • 7.3% Hispanic/Latino
  • 4.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 75.7% White
  • 5.4% Unknown

International Students


3.2% from 15 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


178

Student Resources

Study resources