Points of Pride

Awards, ranking, and other honors bestowed upon the University

Buena Vista University has received several prestigious awards and honors for academic quality, civic engagement, sustainability initiatives, and more. In the last five years alone, the University has been recognized more than 20 times by elite organizations and rankings from across the nation.

 
 

2019

2018

2017

2016

  • Ranked among Midwest regional colleges in U.S. News & World Report's 2017 Best Colleges Rankings
  • BVU Named to Higher Education Service Honor Roll
  • BVU designated a Military Friendly School for 2017

2015

  • Ranked a best value school among Midwest regional colleges in U.S. News & World Report's 2016 Best Colleges Rankings
  • Ranked among Midwest regional colleges in U.S. News & World Report's 2016 Best Colleges Rankings
  • A/Stable Rating from Standard & Poor's

2014

  • Ranked a best value school among Midwest regional colleges in U.S. News & World Report's 2015 Best Colleges Rankings
  • Ranked among Midwest regional colleges in U.S. News & World Report's 2015 Best Colleges Rankings
  • BVU named to Higher Education Service Honor Roll
  • BVU named a Leader in Civic Engagement by National Association

2013

  • Ranked among Midwest regional colleges in U.S. News & World Report's 2014 Best Colleges Rankings
  • Estelle Siebens Science Center awarded LEED gold certification
  • BVU recognized for its commitment to Civic Engagement
  • BVU named to Higher Education Service Honor Roll
  • BVU designated a Military Friendly School for 2014