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Buena Vista University

Storm Lake, IA
#11

Regional Colleges Midwest



Located in Storm Lake, Iowa, Buena Vista University is a small school situated on 60 acres outside of town. The private school is affiliated with the Presbyrterian Church. Students can choose from a variety of majors; the most popular include business, management and marketing. The school prides itself on offering students lifelong success through innovative and imaginative academic and professional preparation.

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Quick Facts


610 W. Fourth Street
Storm Lake, IA 50588

2014-2015 Tuition

$30,406 Tuition and Fees

Students

920 undergraduate students
49% male / 51% female

Admission

rolling application deadline
69.6% accepted

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Summary


School Details

Institutional Control: private
Year Founded: 1891

Programs Offered

bachelor's degree, master's degree

Majors Offered

Computer Science, Special Education and Teaching, General, Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services, Elementary Education and Teaching, Art Teacher Education, Business Teacher Education, English/Language Arts Teacher Education, Mathematics Teacher Education, Music Teacher Education, Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, Social Science Teacher Education, Computer Teacher Education, Biology Teacher Education, Chemistry Teacher Education, History Teacher Education, Physics Teacher Education, Spanish Language Teacher Education, Speech Teacher Education, Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor, Spanish Language and Literature, English Language and Literature, General, General Studies, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Biochemistry, Mathematics, General, Mathematics, Other, Environmental Science, Biological and Physical Sciences, Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other, Sport and Fitness Administration/Management, Kinesiology and Exercise Science, Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other, Chemistry, General, Physics, General, Psychology, General, Psychology, Other, Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, Public Administration, Social Work, Social Sciences, General, Political Science and Government, General, Political Science and Government, Other, Sociology, Commercial and Advertising Art, Theatre Literature, History and Criticism, Art/Art Studies, General, Music Performance, General, Music Technology, Fine and Studio Arts Management, Music Management, Theatre/Theatre Arts Management, Athletic Training/Trainer, Business Administration and Management, General, Organizational Leadership, Accounting, Business/Managerial Economics, Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies, Banking and Financial Support Services, Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General, International Business/Trade/Commerce, Management Information Systems, General, Management Information Systems and Services, Other, Marketing/Marketing Management, General, History, General, Speech Communication and Rhetoric, Mass Communication/Media Studies, Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia, Organizational Communication, General, Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other

Minors Offered

Computer Science, Health Teacher Education, Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, Chinese Language and Literature, Japanese Language and Literature, German Language and Literature, Spanish Language and Literature, English Language and Literature, General, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Mathematics, General, Environmental Science, Biological and Physical Sciences, Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other, Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other, Chemistry, General, Physics, General, Psychology, General, Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, Public Administration, Sociology, Women's Studies, Theatre Literature, History and Criticism, Art/Art Studies, General, Art History, Criticism and Conservation, Music Performance, General, Business/Commerce, General, Business/Managerial Economics, History, General, Speech Communication and Rhetoric, Mass Communication/Media Studies

General Student Body Information

Total number of undergraduates: 920
Total number of degree-seeking full-time undergraduates: 883
Total number of degree-seeking part-time undergraduates: 7
Percent of male undergraduates: 49%
Percent of female undergraduates: 51%

Student Services

Basic services offered: nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service
Remedial learning services offered: reading, math, writing, study skills
Counseling services offered: academic, birth control, career, minority student, personal, psychological, religious, veteran student
Campus safety and security services offered: Late night transport/escort service; 24-hour emergency telephones; Lighted pathways/sidewalks; Controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Activities

Student activities offered: campus ministries, choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, international student organization, jazz band, music ensembles, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, television station

Sports

Intercollegiate varsity nonscholarship sports offered for men: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor), wrestling
Intercollegiate varsity nonscholarship sports offered for women: basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor), volleyball

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Crime Statistics

Criminal Offences - On-Campus1 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 3 4 3
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 0 1
Burglary 10 3 8
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0
Criminal Offences - On-Campus Student Housing Facility2 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 3 3 3
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 0 1
Burglary 10 2 8
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0
Criminal Offences - Noncampus Building or Property3 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 0 0 0
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 0 0
Burglary 0 0 0
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0
Arrests - On-Campus1 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 1 0 0
Drug law violations 1 5 2
Liquor law violations 1 14 4
Arrests - On-Campus Student Housing Facility2 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 0 0 0
Drug law violations 0 5 2
Liquor law violations 0 12 2
Arrests - Noncampus Building or Property3 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 0 0 0
Drug law violations 0 0 0
Liquor law violations 0 0 0

Comments



1On-Campus: (1) Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area and used by the institution in direct support of, or in a manner related to, the institution's educational purposes, including residence halls; and (2) Any building or property that is within or reasonably contiguous to paragraph (1) of this definition, that is owned by the institution but controlled by another person, is frequently used by students, and supports institutional purposes (such as a food or other retail vendor).
2On-Campus Student Housing Facility: Any student housing facility that is owned or controlled by the institution, or is located on property that is owned or controlled by the institution, and is within the reasonably contiguous geographic area that makes up the campus is considered an on-campus student housing facility.
3Noncampus Building or Property: (1) Any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (2) Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.


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