Break open your future

Make your life what you want it to be - we're unshakeably committed to getting you there. With guaranteed internships, abundant scholarships and grants, professors who truly care about your success, and experiences that will literally change everything, we're with you all the way.

First Year Students

It all begins here. With more than 90 majors, concentrations, track options, and minors to choose from, and backed by a caring community and TruePromise guarantee, you'll find your place.

Programs & Majors

  • Biomedical Sciences
    • Allied Health Sciences
    • Chiropractic Medicine
    • Dentistry
    • Medical Technology
    • Medicine
    • Mortuary Science
    • Optometry
    • Osteopathy
    • Pharmacy
    • Physical Therapy
    • Physician's Assistant
    • Podiatry
    • Veterinary
  • Business
    • Sports Management
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Financial Decision Making
    • Human Resource Management
    • Management
    • Marketing
  • Chemistry
  • Communication Studies
  • Computer Science
    • Systems
    • Information Technology (IT)
    • Mathematics

Degree Completion

Life doesn't move in a straight line. That’s why our flexible, affordable degree completion program offers classes in 16 convenient locations. Our professors' real-world job experience and small class sizes will rev your engine.


Learn Without Compromise

At BVU, you'll see what it’s like to have a truly personal learning experience, whether you're a first-year or transfer student. Choose from more than 90 academic programs, and enjoy lots of one-on-one attention.

"No matter what goal I set, the BVU faculty is ready to help me every step of the way."

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Our True Promise

With BVU in their corner, nearly all the Class of 2017 landed in a job or graduate school within six months after graduation. That's right, just about everyone. There aren't many sure bets in life, but a BVU degree keeps bucking that trend.

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The BVU Experience

No other college will take you further, embrace your talents, and amplify your strengths like Buena Vista University.

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Degree Completion

BVU's 16 locations in Iowa provide different class formats in more than 50 programs that fit into your daily life.

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Signature Programs

We may offer nearly 90 majors, minors, and other programs at BVU, but there are a few things we're just really good at.

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Life in Storm Lake

Stunning beauty surrounds our bustling campus. Need a respite from your busy schedule of student activities, sporting events, and engaging classes? Calm your mind with a canoe trip, relax on our lush lawn, or take a spin on your ice skates.

Let's Make it Happen

With an education that's affordable, practical, and personal, you can confidently flip the impossible into a reality. Whether your goals reach near or far, whether you're just starting out or reinventing it all from the ground up—we'll take the leap with you.

Students land a job or enter graduate school within six months of graduation
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BVU to Start $15.1 Million Dollar Forum Renovation

The BVU Board of Trustees has officially approved a $15.1 million renovation of the Harold Walter Siebens School of Business/Siebens Forum. Construction is scheduled to start in May 2018, with a tentative completion date of December 2018.

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Alive with Beaver Spirit

Lifelong competitor? Total rookie? There's a place for you in the BVU athletics family. With student-athletes making up one-third of our student body, you'll either be competing or cheering for one of our 19 NCAA teams. We also offer intramural sports and fitness training options for athletes at any level.

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