No other college will take you further, embrace your talents, and amplify your strengths like Buena Vista University.
BVU's 16 locations in Iowa provide different class formats in more than 50 programs that fit into your daily life.
We may offer nearly 90 majors, minors, and other programs at BVU, but there are a few things we're just really good at.
Our unique exploratory program lets you discover your true interests and passions before choosing a career path.
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, transfer, or graduate student. Choose from more than 90 enriching academic programs and reap the benefits of one-on-one attention from expert faculty.
"It's a great feeling knowing that someone who I look up to, and has given me so much confidence, truly believes in my abilities."
Stunning beauty surrounds our bustling campus. Need a respite from your busy schedule of student activities, athletics, and engaging classes? Calm your mind on a paddle board, grab a coffee and relax on our lush lawn with a new friend, or take a spin on a pair of ice skates from the rec house.
With BVU in their corner, nearly all the Class of 2018 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.True Promise & Outcomes
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
Applicants receiving financial aid
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Lauren Slings is working on the streets of Newton in her second internship of the year, spending the summer working with the Newton Police Department. “I’m doing parking enforcement, making sure...Read More
Campus Compact’s AmeriCorps Program this month awarded Buena Vista University (BVU) a grant totaling more than $98,000 to allow the University to continue growing its AmeriCorps service program. The...Read More
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 20+ athletic teams. We also offer intramural sports and fitness training options for athletes at any level.