What Makes Us Special

About Buena Vista University

Buena Vista University is a learning-centered academic community that seeks to celebrate and strengthen connections within the curriculum, college community and the world at large. BVU emphasizes student learning, holistic personal development, and the enhancement of civic responsibility. We achieve the larger goals by emphasizing a relentless, innovative and imaginative focus on learning, inside and outside the classroom; intentional, experiential, hands-on learning; expert, personalized mentoring; and a global perspective for an interconnected world.

our students

Admissions  Help

Middle 50% ACT Range For Freshman Class


Average High School GPA of Freshman Class: 3.35

Freshman Class Geographical Profile  Help

Enrollment  Help

Gender: All Undergraduates  Help

Women 52%
Men 48%

Diversity: All Undergraduates  Help

our students

Price of Attendance in 2013-14  Help

Percent of Freshmen Receiving Aid by Type  Help

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Tuition and Fees History  Help

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Faculty Information

Student Faculty Ratio 9:1

Undergraduate Class Size

Number of Students 2-19 20-39 40-99 100+ Total
Number of Classes 240 74 6 0 0

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