Buena Vista University

610 W 4th St, Storm Lake, IA 50588

School Details

Buena Vista was founded in Storm Lake, Iowa, by the Presbyterian Church in 1891. Today, the university is a four-year, private, not-for-profit institution of higher education, and retains its affiliations with the Presbyterian Church. Buena Vista states the following mission: “We prepare students for lifelong success through transformational academic, professional and co-curricular programs.”

Buena Vista University offers associate’s degrees, pre-professional degrees, and teaching certifications. Programs of study are housed in the following schools:

  • Harold Walter Siebens School of Business
  • School of Communication and Arts
  • School of Education and Exercise Science
  • School of Science
  • School of Social Science, Philosophy, and Religion

Buena Vista University has a well developed distance education program that offers graduate and undergraduate programs, of which are maintained within the division of Graduate and Professional Studies.

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

School Overview

  • Sector Of Institution:
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:
    Presbyterian Church (USA)
  • Highest Level Of Offering:
    Master's degree
  • Total Enrollments:
    2,322
  • Adult Age Enrollments:
    1,049
  • Percent Admitted:
    68%
  • Calendar System:
    Four-one-four plan

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