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Buena Vista University
Buena Vista University’s picturesque campus is nestled on the shore of Storm Lake, adding to the amenities and recreation opportunities available in this medium-sized northwest Iowa town.

BVU boasts a 95 percent job and graduate/professional school placement rate within six months of graduation, which is a testament to the quality of the academic programs, faculty-student connections, premier facilities and cutting-edge technology. With 43 majors and 15 pre-professional programs, BVU provides a wide array of academic options which blend the liberal arts with real world applications. Eighty percent of students complete at least one internship prior to graduation.

The University offers financial support for travel (domestic and international), research, internships and student development. Generous merit and need-based financial aid programs make BVU an affordable option for students from all socio-economic levels. Students hail
from more than 20 states and foreign countries, and 14 percent have identified themselves as members of underrepresented ethnicities.

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General Information (2013-2014)
Home Page: FAFSA Code: 001847
County: Buena Vista
County sites: Carroll - Carroll Co.; Council Bluffs - Pottawattamie Co.; Creston - Union Co.; Denison -
Crawford Co.; Emmetsburg - Palo Alto Co.; Estherville - Emmet Co.; Fort Dodge - Webster Co.;
Iowa Falls - Hardin Co.; Le Mars - Plymouth Co.; Marshalltown - Marshall Co.; Mason City - Cerro
Gordo Co.; Newton - Jasper Co.; Ottumwa - Wapello Co.; Spencer - Clay Co.; Spirit Lake - Dickinson Co.
County Population: 20,078
Setting: Mid-sized town Control/Affiliation: Private/Presbyterian
Accredited by: Higher Learning Commission of the NCA Highest Offering or Degree: Master's
Calendar System: Semester Priority Deadline for Aid Filing: June 1
Enrollment: 2,500 Estimated Books & Supplies: $885
Tuition & Fees: $29,448 On-Campus Room & Board: $8,506
Financial Aid Director: Leanne Valentine
800.383.2821 or 712.749.2164
Admissions Director: Bridget Kurkowski
800.6383.2821 or 712.749.2235
Types of Programs:Career-based Liberal Arts and General, Teacher Preparation, Pre-Professional,
Master’s Degree in Education
Minimum Admission Requirement: High school diploma with Superior Aptitude
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Buena Vista University
610 W. Fourth Street | Storm Lake, IA 50588 | 800.383.2821