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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.

Website: www.bvu.edu/

Private
Co-ed
732
Undergraduate
Students
(48.9%) 358 Women
(51.1%) 374 Men
88
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
57% of 2,055 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
 

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.40
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
22 average
19-24 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$48,375
Tuition and Fees
$35,194
Room and Board
$9,872
Average Percent of Need Met
87%
Average Freshman Award
$32,806
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$38,938
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
4-1-4
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
82
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
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Campus Life

Storm Lake Population
10,790
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
90% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Beaver
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.6% Asian
6.6% Black/African-American
9.2% Hispanic/Latino
3.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
72.5% White
7.5% Unknown
International Students
2.5% from 12 countries
First-Year Students Returning
60.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
46.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
20.0%
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