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.

BVU's central campus featuring the Victory Arch.

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In-Person Visits

Come experience campus life with a personalized tour. Can't make it before classes start? We also offer virtual tours.

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Accepted Student Overnights

High school seniors and undergraduate transfer students accepted for Fall 2024 are invited for an overnight stay in a residence hall.

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Virtual Visit

Can't make it to campus in person? Schedule a personalized virtual tour and meet your admissions counselor, a coach, or a professor. 

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Virtual Self-Guided Tour

Take our interactive virtual tour to view the campus grounds, peek into buildings and classes, and see common areas where students hang out. 

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Upcoming Events

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Fall Visit Day

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Exploring Campus

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!

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$1,000 Beaver Visit Grant

Our Beaver Visit Grant awards $1,000 per year to high school students who visit from Jan. 1 of their junior year to July 1 of their senior year and college transfer students entering BVU in the Fall Semester. 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.

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Location Information

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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Can't wait for your upcoming visit? Find out everything there is to know about being a BVU student.