We're not exactly what you would expect from a university. Because we don’t just offer degrees—we change lives with knowledge. And we don't just hope for your success—we tie it to our own. And we don't just offer aid—we're committed to eliminating the obstacles between you and a degree. Lastly, we don’t just have a campus—we have a community whose sole focus is you. That's right, you. And we can't wait to meet you.
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From Enthusiasm to Experience
Bring your curiosity—we'll bring the opportunities for you to take it to the next level. You'll learn a ton in class, and even more out in the world.
From accounting to strategic public relations and everything in between, we're used to thinking big. About 36 percent of our students travel as part of their education, whether it's an internship in New York City, a service trip to Chile, or a choir competition in Italy. Tell your professors what you want, and they'll help you create it.Learn More
Your Goal is Our Purpose
From your first day on campus all the way to graduation, we'll be right alongside you as you figure out your plan for the future.
We're the only school to offer you a TruePromise. That means we'll make sure you:
- Locate a meaningful internship
- Earn at least one major within four years
- Secure a job or entrance to graduate/professional school within six months of graduation
Along the way, take advantage of fully-funded travel opportunities that enrich your education far beyond campus.Learn More
Why go into debt to achieve greatness? We're proud to offer financial aid to 100 percent of incoming students who apply for it.
We want your focus to be on your education, not worrying about how to pay for it. Between scholarships, grants, and federal financial aid, we are committed to providing you with the assistance you are entitled to. In addition to traditional offerings, we provide living stipends for research and internships abroad. And at BVU, no population goes unnoticed—for example, our Guardian Scholars Program caters to students who've spent time in Iowa's foster care system.Learn More
Life on Campus
Grab a paddleboat or get on stage. Find fun and adventure on the shores of Storm Lake.
The stunning beauty of our campus gets everyone moving. Play intramural kickball, hike with the Outdoor Adventure Club, or create with the BVU Art Club. Throw your heart into service by raising money for hurricane victims. We have groups for dozens of interests—and if you don't see yours, just start a new one.Learn More