What College Should Be

Get an award-winning education in a supportive environment. A degree from Buena Vista University is an unmatched investment in you. As a community, we’re devoted to your success from start to finish–because we believe in what our students can become.

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Find Your Fit

Learning Made Personal

At BVU, you’ll have a personalized learning experience, whether you’re a freshman, transfer student, graduate student, or completing your bachelor’s degree. Undecided on a major? Start out in our one-of-a-kind Exploratory Program and find your passion with the guidance of our dedicated staff.

Your Way Forward

Finish Your Bachelor's Degree

BVU makes degree completion seamless, no matter how long it’s been since you’ve been in college. Take classes online or at one of our sites across Iowa with a combination of face-to-face and online formats.

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You Can Afford College

A Life-Changing Investment

Our Financial Assistance staff is committed to making college affordable. The majority of BVU students receive financial aid, with many receiving grants or merit-based scholarships as well. Learn More About Financial Assistance or see Tuition and Costs.

Ranked a Best Value – Regional Universities (Midwest)

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Advance Your Career

Graduate Degrees that Go Beyond

Our online and hybrid programs help you achieve your professional goals with minimal interruption to your life. You will learn from faculty who care and gain the expertise you need to be an expert in your field.

Impacting Iowa's rural revival

Center for Rural Entrepreneurship

The Donald F. and Charlene K. Lamberti Center for Rural Entrepreneurship is a place where new businesses will grow as jobs are created. Through the Center, new businesses will launch, jobs will be created, individuals will be empowered to define their future, and the ethical business leaders of tomorrow will be educated.

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Happening At BVU

Rendering of new library

Library Renovation Keys Siebens Forum Phase II Construction

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Wozniak Delivers American Heritage Lecture at BVU

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$1 Million Gift Funds BVU’s Invest in Rural Iowa Scholarship Program

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BVU Homecoming 2019: Indelible Marks Show in Shadow of Victory Arch

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