Buena Vista University

Mathematics Grads Get Top Marks on National Exam

Aug. 9, 2013

Buena Vista University’s most recent mathematics graduates received some of the highest test scores in the nation, according to results from the Educational Testing Service (ETS) Major Field Test in Mathematics. As a group, this year’s mathematics graduates scored among the top 10 percent nationally, with two individual BVU students, Kellyn Arnold (Minnetonka, Minn.) and Seth Lindokken (Sibley), scoring in the top 5 percent. In two of the last five years, BVU’s graduating mathematics majors, as a group, have scored in the top 10 percent nationally on this exam.

“BVU’s mathematics program consists of a demanding curriculum infused with interesting ideas, hard-working students with curious minds, talented faculty who are dedicated to high expectations for student success, and a supportive environment conducive to student academic achievement,” says Benjamin Donath, dean of the School of Science and associate professor of mathematics and computer science. “This is a proven formula that has led our mathematics majors to remarkable accomplishments and unexpected opportunities.” 

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