Experience the Vibrant Beauty of BVU
Buena Vista University is nestled in the town of Storm Lake, Iowa, named for the 3,097-acre glacial lake that our campus sits on. BVU students find that life here is serene while still offering adventure and a robust educational experience. This includes forging meaningful connections with peers and professors that may last the rest of your life. Come see for yourself!
Step out of the ordinary and into BVU.
Check Out All the Ways You Can Visit BVU
Come experience campus life with a personalized tour. Can't make it before classes start? We also offer virtual tours.
High school seniors and undergraduate transfer students accepted for Fall of 2023 are invited for an overnight stay in a residence hall.
Can't make it to campus in person? Schedule a personalized virtual tour and meet your admissions counselor, a coach, or professor.
Take our interactive virtual tour to view the campus grounds, peek into buildings and classes, and see common areas where students hang out.
Visiting our lake campus is like stepping into a picture. One where you’ll discover the benefits of a close-knit community and affordable education. Explore our breathtaking 60-acre campus, residence halls, and academic facilities, and even meet with professors from your areas of interest, sit in on classes, and get insight from students who were once where you are now. Nothing compares to visiting BVU in person and discovering lake life firsthand. Schedule your visit today!
$1,000 Beaver Visit Grant
Our Beaver Visit Grant awards $1,000 per year to incoming high school seniors and college transfer students who visited us before becoming a Beaver. We believe that taking time to explore the campus is an important aspect of your decision on where to go to college and we want to thank you for taking the time.
Our lakeside campus is easy to find and convenient visitor parking near the Ballou Building makes it easy to explore. Need somewhere to stay while you’re in town? Super 8 by Wyndham Storm Lake is located just three minutes from campus. There’s also a selection of nearby eateries to choose from and local spots to enjoy. Check out our campus map to help you find your way around and learn more about things to do in Storm Lake.
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