At Buena Vista University, we demonstrate our belief in our students by providing the quality and benefits of a private college education at a reasonable and affordable cost. Over 99 percent of our students receive financial assistance in the forms of grants and/or scholarships.

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First-year students

Storm Lake campus: I have not earned, and/or will not earn, 24 or more college credit hours after graduating from high school. (This does not include college credit earned while in high school).

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Transfer students

Storm Lake campus: I have earned, or will earn, 24 or more college credit hours after graduating from high school. (This does not include college credit earned while in high school).

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Transfer students

I am interested in transferring my existing college credits into Buena Vista University's Graduate & Professional Studies program, located on community college campuses throughout Iowa.

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