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Buena Vista University

Instate Tuition (2013-2014)
Out-of-state Tuition (2013-2014)

BVU Address

610 W 4TH ST
General information:(712) 749-2400
Financial aid office:(712) 749-2164
Admissions office:(712) 749-2235University Homepage

Tuition + BVU Housing (2013-2014)

Meals Per Week:19

Tuition Payment Plan:Yes
Campus Housing Capacity:1,012
Freshman Must Live on Campus: No

University Makeup (2013-2014)

# of Undergrads: 3,279
# of Grad students: 296
Total Students: 3,575




American Indian



Pacific Islander




Financial Aid

98% First time, full time students receive federal aid and the average amount is $205

50% of students receive State/Local grants and the average amount is $3,657

98% receive instiutional grants and the average institutional award is $16,315

92% receive student loans and the average amount is $8,687Trustee Scholarship (Full Tuition), Multicultural Scholarship (Full Tuition, Room & Board), Presidents Scholarship ($8500), ZZ White Scholarship ($7500), Blue & Gold Scholarship ($6500)

The average financial aid package for 2002-2003 was $18,184.

At Buena Vista University, you may choose to pay either by the semester, with one payment in August and the other in January, or you may spread the payment s out in monthly installments.

Financial assistance recieved by BVU students during the 2002-2003 school year totaled over $22 million.

Net Price CalculatorFinancial Aid Website

Private not-for-profit 4 year or above Institution
Baccalaureate Colleges--Diverse Fields
Baccalaureate Colleges--General
Average ACT: 23.0
Average GRE: 3.3

Special Programs

Teacher Certifications

Admissions Requirements

Secondary School Record Required
Secondary School GPA Required
Secondary School Rank Required
Test Scores Required
Competencies N/A

Special Credits

HS College Credit: Yes
AP Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credit: Yes
Special Credits(other): No

Applicants Admitted

70% men vs 69% women admitted

Applicants vs Admissions (2013-2014)

Men Applicants:662
Women Applicants:747
Men Admitted:466
Women Admitted:514

Student Services

Library On Campus
Remedial Services
Counseling Services
Employment Services
Placement Services


• Accounting
• Art Teacher Education
• Art/Art Studies
• Athletic Training/Trainer
• Banking and Financial Support Services
• Biological and Physical Sciences
• Biology Teacher Education
• Biology/Biological Sciences
• Business Administration
• Business Administration and Management
• Business Teacher Education
• Business/Managerial Economics
• Chemistry
• Chemistry Teacher Education
• Commercial and Advertising Art
• Communication
• Computer Science
• Computer Teacher Education
• Computer and Information Sciences
• Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
• Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
• Curriculum and Instruction
• Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
• Education
• Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented
• Elementary Education and Teaching
• English Language and Literature
• English/Language Arts Teacher Education
• Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
• Environmental Science
• Fine and Studio Arts Management
• General
• General Studies
• History
• History Teacher Education
• History and Criticism
• Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration
• International Business/Trade/Commerce
• Journalism
• Kinesiology and Exercise Science
• Management Information Systems
• Management Information Systems and Services
• Management and Operations
• Marketing/Marketing Management
• Mass Communication/Media Studies
• Mathematics
• Mathematics Teacher Education
• Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
• Music Management
• Music Performance
• Music Teacher Education
• Music Technology
• Organizational Communication
• Organizational Leadership
• Other
• Philosophy and Religious Studies
• Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
• Physics
• Political Science and Government
• Psychology
• Psychology Teacher Education
• Public Administration
• Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
• Social Science Teacher Education
• Social Studies Teacher Education
• Social Work
• Sociology
• Spanish Language Teacher Education
• Spanish Language and Literature
• Speech Teacher Education
• Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
• Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
• Theatre Literature
• Theatre/Theatre Arts Management
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