Buena Vista University: Review & Facts

Overall Rating: Overall Ranking - GoodQuality: Education Quality Rating - OustandingSafety: Capmus Safety Rating - Very BadCosts: Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Poor
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Buena Vista University is a small four-year, private not-for-profit school with 2,420 students enrolled. This school was founded in 1891 and is one of the 2 schools located in Storm Lake, Iowa.

Buena Vista University is affiliated with Presbyterian Church.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
70
Bachelor's degree and master's degree are available at Buena Vista University.

Buena Vista University deploys a continuous curriculum calendar system and has 70 majors. The most popular concentrations are General Studies, Education, Management, Psychology, and Accounting and Finance. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings compared to other schools.
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates before you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are usually a positive sign. Nevertheless, if you plan to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Student Retention
77%
The student retention rate at Buena Vista University is fair at 77% (above Iowa average). Considering this statistic, it seems that students enjoy their stay at this school.

The graduation rate at Buena Vista University is below average: 59%.

Student to faculty ratio at Buena Vista University is pretty good, 12:1. Find out more information on faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$28,400
Average tuition prices are very high - around $28,400 annually.

Read the details about Buena Vista University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repayning them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
71%
As reported in recent data, 1,223 applications were submitted and 871 were accepted; so it is relatively easy to get admitted at this school.

The school might accept dual credits, credits for life experience, and advanced placement credits for admission.

Find out more about admissions as well applicants test score info at Buena Vista University in the Admissions and Tests report for this school.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$4,100
Buena Vista University offers a distance education program and study abroad programs.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Buena Vista University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
F
Buena Vista University provides on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates roughly 1,100 students, which provides a good on-campus housing opportunity. The room price is relatively low - nearly $4,100 per year.

Army ROTC programs are available at Buena Vista University. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have received a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime information, Buena Vista University seems to be a very dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Buena Vista University Location and Maps



Post Address: Buena Vista University, 610 W 4th St, Storm Lake, Iowa 50588, USA
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