Welcome to Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa. Our picturesque campus covers 60 acres and is located on the shores of a 3,200-acre natural lake. Storm Lake has a population of just over 10,000 with an assortment of retail, entertainment and dining offerings for when you feel like escaping campus for a little while.
BVU offers an engaging and collaborative educational experience. Enjoy a small classroom setting where you will learn about the world, life and yourself from professors who care about you and are invested in your growth. BVU’s top-notch faculty will use real world examples alongside proven lessons to prepare you for success after you walk through the Victory Arch on graduation day. Outside the classrooms, you will have a variety of options to explore your interests and passions. From athletics and performing arts to politics and service, you have access to a multitude of resources and organizations so you can be actively involved in your community – on campus and beyond. Our wireless campus makes it easy to stay connected to class work and friends, whether you’re sitting in the library or lounging by the lake.
Maybe you already have some college credit and want to finish your college degree in a learning-focused environment like ours, but need to stay closer to home. We have a solution. BVU has 15 locations in communities around the state, with our Graduate & Professional Studies program.
Buena Vista University's student media organizations took home several awards at the 2015 Iowa College Media Association conference, winning 29 awards in numerous categories and three special awards. Read more...