Directory Information

Address610 W 4th St, Storm Lake, IA 50588
Phone712-749-2400
WEBSchool's Website
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Online ApplicationApply Online
Financial AidDeadlines and Applications
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Disability ServiceDisability Services
School Typefour-years, private (not-for-profit)
Carnegie CategoryBaccalaureate College - Diverse Fields
Highest Degree OfferedMaster's degree

2022 Tuition & Fees and 2023 Estimation

For undergraduate school, the 2022 tuition and fees of Buena Vista University are $37,518. For graduate programs, its 2022 graduate school tuition and fees are $9,936.
The estimated 2023 tuition & fees for prospective students is $38,643 based on the tuition changes over the past five years. The estimated 2023 graduate school tuition & fees is $9,936.
2021-22 Tuition & Fees2022-23 Estimation
Undergraduate$37,518
Graduate$9,936
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
Undergraduate$38,643
Graduate$9,936
The estimation for 2022-2023 tuition costs is based on the cost change rates of last year.

Key Stats for Prospective Students

The Acceptance rate at Buena Vista University is 66% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 21%. The average SAT scores submitted by enrolled students is 1,052.
The average graduation rate is 62%. Total 1,863 students are attending the school and the school offers campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory and residence halls possessed by the school).
The average earning in 10 years after graduation from the school is $42,600. The average salary varies depending on the field of study where the Accounting program shows the highest salary with $45,000 after graduating. Key academic stats for the school are listed in the next table.
2022 Buena Vista Key Academics Statistics
Admission Stats »66% Acceptance Rate / 21% Yield
Test Scores »1,052 SAT / 22 ACT
Graduation Rate »62%
Retention Rate74%(full-time)
Student to Faculty Ratio10.00% (10 to 1)
Student Population »1,863 (1,456 undergraduate)
Average Financial Aid »$17,810
Average Earning After 10 years of graduation$42,600
Average Salary by Field of Study$25,500 - $45,000

Special Learning Opportunities and On-Campus Student Services

Buena Vista University offers online classes (distance learning opportunities) for both undergraduate and graduate programs. It has ROTC programs and offers teacher certification programs designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers. The next table summarizes the special learning opportunities.
Special Learning Opportunities at Buena Vista
Online ClassUndergraduate, Graduate
ROTCArmy
Weekend/Evening CollegeNo
Teacher CertificationYes
Study AbroadYes
Buena Vista provides several student services including remedial services, academic/career counseling services, employment services for students, Placement services for completers.
On-Campus Student Services at Buena Vista
Remedial servicesYes
Academic/career counseling serviceYes
Employment services for studentsYes
Placement services for completersYes
On-campus day care for students' childrenNo
Library facilities at institutionVarious Library Facilities Provided

Campus Life

The following table illustrates the special characteristics of Buena Vista. Buena Vista University is religiously affiliated with Presbyterian Church (USA). It has dormitories (or campus-owned housing) and its capacity is 1,012. It also offers separate board/meal plans and the annual cost is $4,764.
Buena Vista Special Characteristics
Religious AffiliationPresbyterian Church (USA)
Has HospitalNo
Offer Medical DegreeNo
Board/Meal PlanYes
Dormitory Capacity1,012


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