Quick Facts

A few interesting things about Buena Vista University.

  • 861 full-time students were enrolled on the Storm Lake campus for the fall semester last year.

  • 1,373 students are enrolled at BVU sites located on community college campuses, which has graduated more than 15,000 students since it started over 30 years ago.

  • 106 students are enrolled in graduate programs.

  • Based on a response rate of nearly 100 percent, 98 percent of the Class of 2015 was employed, in graduate school or otherwise satisfied with their career status within six months of graduation.

  • The average student-faculty ratio is 9:1. The average class range is 10-19 students.

  • BVU students, faculty and staff volunteered approximately 37,000 service hours for the city, schools, churches, local organizations, and other locations. Volunteers at the 101st Buenafication Day helped beautify the campus and provide needed services to off-campus, community sites. This proud tradition continues each year.

  • Seventy-five percent of Storm Lake campus graduates and 92 percent of offsite graduates stay in Iowa to work and contribute to their professions and their communities.

  • 256 students participated in internships, experiential and active learning programs last year.

  • One hundred percent of full-time Storm Lake campus students who applied for financial assistance last year received it.

  • Each year, BVU provides approximately $13 million in student financial assistance out of its operating budget.

  • One of every three BVU students participates in intercollegiate athletics on 19 NCAA Division III teams.

  • Sixty-two student-athletes were named to the Iowa All Conference Academic Team last year.