Welcome to Buena Vista University!

While we are a dedicated community of scholars, you will find that we are also much more than that. BVU offers an incredible selection of academic and co-curricular opportunities that will help you develop as a whole person.

We believe that what you will see, hear, do and feel during your four years on this campus will create one of the most memorable journeys you will have in your lifetime.

Our vision of what higher education should be includes:

  • Distinguished professors who provide students with practical academic experiences that lead to meaningful careers.
  • A broad base of opportunities to learn outside the classroom, ranging from internships to travel, to participation in dozens of student organizations.
  • Status as a nationally recognized leader in innovation.
  • A welcoming campus in scenic surroundings along the north shore of Storm Lake.

Most of all, you’ll find the people are what makes Buena Vista University so special. It is that professor, or that staff member, or that coach, who will take a personal interest in you and your success. It is also the new friends you will make, the sports you will play, the theatrical productions you will be in, or the travel experiences you will have.

Our supportive campus community shares many of the same traditional values — integrity, a strong work ethic, respect for others, and the pursuit of excellence in all that we do — that have been important to you and your family.  We believe these same values are indispensable for the continued success of our graduates as they pursue their life goals.