Overview

Applicants
1,409
Acceptance Rate
70%
Average HS GPA
3.35

GPA Breakdown

28%
Over 3.75
15%
3.50 - 3.74
19%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
21%
2.50 - 2.99
3%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
-
SAT Math
-
ACT Composite
20 - 25

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Class Rank
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores
Recommendation(s)

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
9:1
Total Faculty
120
with Terminal Degree
66

65
Women
55
Men
11
Minority

Most frequent class size
2 - 9
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
82%
Graduate in 5 years
98%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Bachelor's
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Jeff Anderson
Minnesota Vikings, Director of Corporate Communications

Gordon Linn
The Linn Group, President

Dr. Janet Nicholson
Center for Disease Control & Prevention, Senior Advisor for Lab Science

Hon. Rosemary Sackett
Iowa Court of Appeals, Retired Chief Judge

Marc Brinkmeyer
Idaho Forest Group, President and Owner

Ben Simmons III
United Nations Environment Program, Legal Officer, Economics & Trade Branch

Dennis Young
Wells Fargo Financial, Inc., Retired Executive VP and CFO

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Application Deadlines

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$20,728

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$19,444

Average Need-Based Loan
$5,173

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$40,384

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
89%

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$29,448
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$885

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
920
Out of State
20%

International
6%
Foreign Countries Represented
11

Demographics

2.20%
Asian
2.90%
African-American
8.70%
Hispanic
79.70%
Caucasian
4.06%
Unknown
5.80%
International

51% female
49% male
20% are out of state
98% are full time
2% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
87%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

Quality of life rating
First-Year Students living on campus
97%

Campus Environment
Village
Fire safety rating
63

Housing Options

Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
60
Number of Honor Societies
5

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
3

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

35% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Beavers)
10 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Wrestling
Women's Sports (Beavers)
9 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Army ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability

Green Rating
64

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Deb Willer
Office Manager

Address
Office of Admissions
610 West Fourth
Storm Lake, IA 50588-1798

Phone
712-749-2235

Email
willerd@bvu.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Recreation Center for all your working out needs
Harold Walter Siebens Forum, our completely underground facility
Centennial Room, a huge cafe in which to hang out with friends
Suites are the biggest dorms on campus
Forum Lawn is great for playing Frisbee,

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Grand Central, the coffee house in town.
Super Wal-Mart has anything your dorm ro
Vista Three Theater shows the latest movies.
Lake and bike trail allow you to exercise
Restaurants in town are great.
King's Pointe Waterpark Resort

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
During Academic Year

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Closest airport is located in Sioux City, an hour's drive from Storm Lake. BVU Rides runs daily for students to catch a ride into town to places like Wal-Mart, Hy Vee, gas stations and restaurants. The taxi service in town can pick you up anytime as well.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From Fort Dodge or East: Highway 20 West to Highway 71 North From Sioux City or West: Highway 20 East to Highway 71 North From South: Highway 71 North From North: Highway 71 South

Local Accommodations
Local accommodations: Kings Pointe Resort is higher priced, offers indoor and outdoor waterparks, restaurant, lake access, family suites available. 712-213-4500. Super 8 Motel offers inexpensive to moderate prices. The hotel is very close to campus and restaurants in the downtown area. 712-732-3063. Sail Inn offers inexpensive to moderate prices, with rooms that have great view of Storm Lake and the bike trail. The Sail Inn is very close to campus. 712-732-1160.