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Buena Vista University

Buena Vista University is a private D3 university located in Storm Lake, Iowa. The tuition to attend is $29,448 and is the same for both in state and out of state students The average net cost to attend Buena Vista University is $18,964 and 70% of students get in. There are roughly 2,125 students that attend Buena Vista University.

More information on Buena Vista University can be found by going to their academics page or their admissions page.

You can contact the Men's Wrestling Head Coach Jeff Breese at 712.749.2028 breesej@bvu.edu or by filling out the recruitment questionnaire.


Buena Vista University is a private four-year college in Storm Lake, Iowa. Founded in 1891 as Buena Vista College, it is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. The university's 60-acre (240,000 m2) campus is situated on the shores of Storm Lake, a 3,200-acre (13 km2) natural lake. BVU's academic programs feature a balance between traditional liberal arts courses and hands-on learning opportunities, such as travel and internships. The average student-to-professor ratio is 13:1. At its inception, the college was housed in the Storm Lake Opera House, where it remained for only a year. Old Main, the college's first building, opened in 1892, and was occupied by faculty and students until it burned down in 1956. Major construction projects in the 1950s and 1960s extended the college, which soon included three dormitories, a library, and a number of classroom buildings. The college gained accreditation in 1952, and began to grant degrees under the authority of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. The first graduate degrees were offered in 1995, at which time the college became Buena Vista University. The main campus of Buena Vista University offers a 4-year residential collegiate experience and offers classes in 42 majors. Seventeen additional locations throughout Iowa and online serve working adult and graduate students as part of the Graduate & Professional Studies program. The university is ranked in the top 20 Midwestern Comprehensive Colleges, as reported by U.S.News and World Report's college rankings.