Student Life

You could earn an education many places, but no other college is like Buena Vista University! Here, you’ll spend your college years cheering on the Beavers, enjoying new experiences and opportunities, and even taking time to kick back and relax. 

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Explore our picturesque 60-acre campus, going inside academic buildings, residence halls, and athletic facilities. Virtual Tour

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Campus Life

We have residence halls full of amenities  perfect for both study and recreation, plus campus dining options to satisfy even the hungriest Beaver! 

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Getting Involved

With student organizations, sports teams, music, arts, and more, it’s hard not to be plugged in at BVU. No matter your interest, you’ll find a community where you belong.

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Our Town

We’re proud to be in the growing rural community of Storm Lake, Iowa. A town that’s diverse, welcoming, and safe, with plenty to do.

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Campus Resources

Dedicated to enhancing your overall wellbeing, BVU offers resources that boost student success. From 24/7 Security to Counseling Services, to our Center for Diversity & Inclusion, BVU is here for you. 

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Academic & Career Support

One-on-one advising, tutoring, and career preparation, are all built into your experience. At BVU, you’re not just a number and our faculty and staff are dedicated to your success. 

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Katelyn Baltes

People often say how you know that a campus feels right the minute you step foot on it. That’s the way it worked for me with BVU. I knew immediately.

Katelyn, Class of 2020

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