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Imagine your college years on the shores of Storm Lake: vibrant community life, academic excellence, athletic prowess, and hands-on preparation for a meaningful life. We’re building big things in Iowa. 

High school seniors and college transfer students entering BVU in Fall 2021: receive a $1,000 per year award when you make an in-person or virtual BVU visit to our Storm Lake campus!

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In-Person and Virtual Visits

Meet Us at the Lake

Our faculty, coaches, and admissions counselors will tell you that nothing compares to an in-person visit to BVU’s campus in Storm Lake. 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 in-person or virtual visit today!

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College Search Tips

Beaver Help Series

Wherever you are in the college search process, BVU is here to help you! Each virtual help session in Beaver Help Series is open to both parents and students, will equip you with helpful tips to guide you on your journey.

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Virtual Tour

Take our interactive virtual tour to see where students are forging paths of their own at BVU. Journey inside academic buildings, residence halls, and athletic facilities. We’re building something special in Iowa — see for yourself. 

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Beaver Visit Grant

High school seniors and college transfer students entering BVU in Fall 2021: receive a $1,000 per year award when you make an in-person or virtual visit to our Storm Lake campus!

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What's it like to visit BVU?

When you come to our Storm Lake campus, you’ll meet with professors who are experts in your areas of interest, sit in on classes, and get to know students who took the same steps you are now taking to create your future. Above all, you'll have an experience that's tailored to you. 

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