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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
(47.8%) 350 Women
(52.2%) 382 Men
337
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
57% of 2,101 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.45
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
22 average
19-25 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$50,254
Tuition and Fees
$36,426
Room and Board
$10,218
Average Percent of Need Met
89%
Average Freshman Award
$34,025
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$35,267
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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
85
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
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
92% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Beaver
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.6% Asian
4.0% Black/African-American
12.1% Hispanic/Latino
3.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
73.9% White
5.0% Unknown
International Students
1.4% from 7 countries
First-Year Students Returning
70.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
52.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
18.0%
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