Buena Vista University

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Buena Vista University can be found in Storm Lake, IA, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Buena Vista University has an enrollment of approximately two thousand students.

Many students at Buena Vista University scored in the range of 20 (25th percentile) - 25 (75th percentile) on the ACT. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Buena Vista University average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.06 - 3.33. Buena Vista University admits roughly 70% of those that apply each year. Of those that are admitted, around 27% of students continue on to register and enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at bvu.edu.

Overall Buena Vista University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Buena Vista University was reported as 69.6% in Fall 2013 with over 1,410 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 20 - 25
  • Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.33

How Hard Is It to Get into Buena Vista University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Buena Vista University, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Buena Vista University has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 71.7%
  • 2010-2011: 70.9%
  • 2011-2012: 62.7%
  • 2012-2013: 71.2%
  • 2013-2014: 69.6%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 69.2%

How Does Buena Vista University Compare?

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The acceptance rate for Buena Vista University is twenty-five percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Northwestern College76.1%
Dordt College75.4%
Morningside College53.4%
Augustana College68.1%
University of Sioux Falls96.9%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Buena Vista University (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English18 - 24
Math18 - 25
Composite Score20 - 25
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