Buena Vista University School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Storm Lake, IA

$35,194

Avg tuition

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About Buena Vista University

School Type: Private

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: Christian, Presbyterian Church (USA)  While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Buena Vista University is a small private university located on a rural campus in Storm Lake, Iowa. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,815, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 57%. The university offers 82 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 60%, and a student-faculty ratio of 7:1. Tuition and fees for students are $35,194.

Admissions Breakdown

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

Acceptance Rate Insight

57% of students were accepted during the 2019-2020 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Test scores Required

High school rank Not required or recommended

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Recommended

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Not required or recommended

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

SAT & ACT

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 930-1110

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 19-25

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of fewer than 5,000 students.

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The student-to-faculty ratio at this school is lower than other schools.

This means there are more faculty for each student, which can create an opportunity for more individualized attention and support in your studies.

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2k

Students Enrolled

55%

Online Student Enrollment

7:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online
On-campus
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program.

Demographics

White

73%

Unknown

14%

Hispanic

6%

Black

2%

Two or more races

2%

Non-U.S. Citizen

1%

Asian

1%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

Information not available

Female student population

68%

Socio-economic diversity

49% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

16

Total Online Enrollment

997

Student Location Breakout

55% 45%

Percent of Programs Online

82% On-campus

18% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates Not offered

Associate Not offered

Bachelor's 12% online

Graduate Certificate Not offered

Master's 67% online

Doctorate Not offered

Financial Breakdown

On average, students at this school receive more financial aid than students at other schools.

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Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

49%

State Grant Aid

45%

Institution Grant Aid

100%

Pell Grant

49%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $5,493
State Grant Aid $6,195
Institution Grant Aid $22,474
Pell Grant Aid $4,717

Financial Outlook

$36k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

$25k

Average student debt after graduation

Resource

Understanding Grants & Scholarships

Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2019-2020]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.