The best way to know for sure that BVU is right for you is to come and see for yourself. See our lakeside campus. Take in a class, another activity, or go on a tour of Storm Lake. After you've met us, we're sure you'll say, "I belong here."


Our faculty, coaches, admissions counselors, and more will tell you that nothing compares to a first-hand visit to BVU's campus. Whether you're starting your college career with BVU, transferring, or coming from many miles away, we want you to see our campus community with your own eyes. Schedule your personalized visit, or plan on attending one of these upcoming events by registering to attend today!

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Beaver Visit Grant

High school seniors and college transfer students: receive a $1,000 per year award when you make an official BVU visit to our Storm Lake campus before March 31, 2020.

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The best way to learn for yourself

We'll tailor a visit just for you, depending on what you want to experience. Chat with students and professors like you normally would after class. Sit in on DNA research or a business analysis discussion. Meet an award-winning coach with years of experience in a sport you're passionate about. Participate in a fine arts audition or an outdoor rec activity on the lake with your parents.

"As soon as I saw the residence halls and the rest of campus, I knew right away I wanted to go to BVU. This was the first school that I had visited that truly wasn’t missing a thing."


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Affordable College is Here

At BVU, there’s no essay or application fee. We know you want an affordable college, which is why 75 percent of our average aid award is free money, meaning scholarships and grants that you don’t have to pay back! And did you know that the average scholarship is over 50 percent off of tuition? When you complete the FAFSA, use BVU's code: 001847 to find out just how much you’ll receive.



Become a proud Beaver athlete!

Get an instant BVU family by joining a sport at BVU. Nearly half of our students are involved in athletics for a reason! They study together, share hotel rooms, and sit with each other at lunch. There’s something to say for bonding with teammates on the field and on road trips near and far. Our coaches want to talk to you, so let us know!

Recruit me!

Apply- It's easy! No essay or application fee, and we accept students on a rolling basis. You'll know if you're accepted two weeks after completing your file.

Apply to BVU

When you know, you know. $200 will secure your spot at BVU so you can begin planning all that you want to participate in and accomplish at college.

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Housing Application

We want to match you up with the best fit possible, so be honest! Just how late do you like to study, and which residence hall is your first choice?

Housing Application
Virtual Tour

Explore our picturesque 60-acre campus, located on the shores of Storm Lake in northwest Iowa. Discover the value and lifelong benefits of our liberal arts institution.

Virtual Tour

You can't make a decision without first traveling to Storm Lake and seeing all we have to offer. There's so much more to see and do, so come live it for a day.

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Request Information

Let's not let any questions go unanswered. Ask us anything you'd like to know before making the big decision, and we'll get back to you right away.

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Travel Reimbursement

If you live more than 400 miles from Storm Lake, you could qualify for a $250 travel reimbursement when you make your campus visit to Buena Vista University!

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Beaver Visit Grant

All high school seniors or college transfer students will receive $1,000 per year award when you make an official BVU visit before March 31, 2020.

Schedule a Visit!

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