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 2022: receive a $1,000 per year award when you make visit 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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Find the Right Fit at BVU

Accepted Senior Overnights

Have you been accepted to BVU for the Fall of 2022? Join us for an Accepted Senior Overnight! Stay in a residence hall and experience what it's like to be a BVU student. Sit in on a class, meet with professors, admissions, and other staff around campus based on your interests. This is a perfect opportunity for you learn more about BVU and make your final decision!

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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

Receive a $1,000 per year award when you visit our Storm Lake campus! This is eligible to school seniors and college transfer students entering BVU in Fall 2022. Schedule your visit now!

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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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Information for Counselors and Families

We are dedicated to getting you the answers you need to help your students through the college search process.