Building your future

Whether you study on campus in Storm Lake, completely online, or a hybrid approach, we want you to know all the benefits of becoming a Beaver. Bachelor’s, master’s, endorsement — whatever degree you are looking to earn, Buena Vista University will get you there. If you plan to study on-campus, we hope you’ll visit and explore all the things that make the BVU community like no other. Questions about how BVU can help you build a bright future? We have the answers — and we can’t wait to meet you. 

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Undergraduate Students

From the shores of Storm Lake to sites throughout Iowa — see how to visit campus, view locations, and discover how we make college affordable.

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Graduate Students

Find out how you can advance your career and meet your goals with convenient, affordable master’s-level programs that add real-life value.

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Transfer Students

Do you already have some college credits or an associate degree? Are you coming from an Iowa community college? BVU is your partner in taking that next step.

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International Students

If you’re coming to the United States for college, we’re excited to help you make BVU and Storm Lake your college home. Find our international application here.

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Tuition and Financial Aid

Wondering how to pay for college? We have the resources you need to calculate your costs and to understand this investment in your future. Learn about our scholarships and grants and how to apply for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).


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Built for You

See What You Will Experience

At Buena Vista University, you won’t come here just to sit in a big lecture hall with hundreds of other students.

You’ll experience hands-on learning in state-of-the-art facilities, and you might even get paid to do it. That’s right, whether you’re into agriculture, marching band, esports, or more, you can find a scholarship that is fit for you.

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The FAFSA is your key to federal and state scholarships and financial aid. When you file, be sure to use Buena Vista University’s code: 001847. File the FAFSA

Ask a Student

Get real answers to your questions about academic programs and college life at Buena Vista University, directly from our students! Learn about the undergrad experience on our Storm Lake campus.

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The only way to know if BVU is your future college home: come visit! We’re excited to show you our lakeside campus. View upcoming visit days, plan a tour, and find directions to campus.

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