About BVU

BVU is a community of doers, cultivators, and creators who believe in transformative higher education. At BVU, we possess an innate instinct to build. It’s rooted in our identity as Beavers and in our belief that we can and should better the world around us. We are an institution forging new ways of learning and serving. We are committed to empowering our students and know that their work does not just stay in Storm Lake. Beavers carry it with them as they build throughout the region and across the globe.   

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Full-time, on-campus students who applied for financial aid and received it.

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2021 graduates who were employed or in grad school six months after graduation.

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Student-faculty ratio, with an average class size range of 10-19 students.

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On-campus students participating in intercollegiate sports, with more than 20 collegiate teams.

Strategic Partnerships

Buena Vista University is dedicated to cultivating robust and mutually beneficial relationships with business, industry, the government sector, and non-profit organizations. The Strategic Partnerships Division is committed to shared success, while complementing the goals and initiatives of your organization. Contact us today to learn more about a potential partnership with Buena Vista University!


The History of our College

We’re proud of where we came from. Much has changed since our founding by the Presbyterian Church more than 125 years ago. However, our motto still rings true: "Education for Service." Find out how Buena Vista grew from modest beginnings to an impressive university campus on the shores of Storm Lake. 

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We’re proud to host high school and elementary students on our campus.

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