When you come to BVU, you immediately create relationships with faculty who demonstrate excellence in their fields, and a dedication to their students. This is your opportunity to learn alongside them as they inspire you to realize your full potential.


Let Curiosity Take Over

Our committed faculty set high expectations, then support their students all the way to reaching them—both in and out of the classroom through study groups and one-on-one campus mentoring. If your curiosity takes you beyond the boundaries of our majors, faculty and career and personal development staff will work with you to develop a path tailored to your goals.

Programs and Majors

With more than 45 academic programs and majors to choose from, you’ll be able to align your passions with an exciting academic path leading to success in college and after graduation. Choosing a major is a big decision, which is why our broad selection covers areas ranging from pre-med to strategic public relations.

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Exploratory Program

Find your passion.

Not sure exactly what you want to study? It’s time to explore! BVU’s unique exploratory program gives students the chance to discover their true interests and passions before choosing a major or career path.

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"Students leave BVU significantly more certain of who they are and what they want to do with their lives."

"The excitement of innovation and creation is what makes BVU special."

"BVU students amaze themselves. We grab them, pull them into a group, and spur them on to success."


First-Year Experience

Here to help you every step of the way.

At BVU, we go beyond summer orientation to make sure you’re on the right track. Once you’ve named BVU as your new home, we provide opportunities for you to make BVU campus connections, meet resourceful faculty and staff, create an overall sense of well-being, and enhance your academic success.

The First-Year Experience
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Center for Rural Entrepreneurship

Impacting Iowa's rural revival

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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