Buena Vista University: Admission & Tests

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Buena Vista University LogoBelow is a brief review of Buena Vista University general admissions procedures, aplication policies and fees, as well as desirable SAT and ACT college test scores that you might need to have in order to enroll at this school.

Admission Information

Dual Credits
Accepted
Yes
Buena Vista University admission criteria are rather easy; in 2013/14 this school accepted 71% of those who apply.

This college requires you to submit reference letters with your application but doesn't require admission test scores.

Buena Vista University generally will accept your:
  • dual credits
    (from the courses giving both high school and college credits)
  • credits for life experience
    (for example, learned through independent study, non-credit adult courses, work experience, portfolio demonstration, previous licensure or certification, or completion of other learning opportunities)
  • advanced placement credits
    (from the college-level courses taught in high school)

ACT Test Scores

Completing American College Test is a necessary step of the application process at Buena Vista University. 97 percent of applicants completed the ACT test.

Most applicants who took ACT scored from 19 to 26 on Composite, from 18 to 26 on English, and from 17 to 26 on Math. Taking these numbers into account, if you got above 24 in ACT Composite, 24 in ACT English, and 24 in ACT Math - that good enough to get accepted at this college.

Test Section
Minimum Score
Desired Score
Safe Score

ACT Composite
18
23
24

ACT English
17
22
24

ACT Math
16
22
24

Contact Admissions

Phone Number
(712)
749-2400
To receive the most accurate and up-to-date information about enrolling to Buena Vista University, please contact this college directly.

You can call the school's general information office at (712) 749-2400 or check Buena Vista University Website

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