Overview

Applicants
2,101
Acceptance Rate
57%
Average HS GPA
3.45

GPA Breakdown

22%
Over 3.75
20%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
4%
2.00 - 2.49

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ACT Test Scores

ACT Composite Scores
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
19 - 25

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores
Recommendation(s)

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
8:1
Total Faculty
106
with Terminal Degree
62

57
Women
49
Men
7
Minority

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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
46%
Graduate in 5 years
54%
Graduate in 6 years
54%

Majors

  • AGRICULTURE, AGRICULTURE OPERATIONS, AND RELATED SCIENCES.

  • Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations.
  • Animal Sciences, General.
  • Soil Science and Agronomy, General.

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biochemistry.
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
  • Biomedical Sciences, General.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting.
  • Banking and Financial Support Services.
  • Business Administration and Management, General.
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other.
  • Business/Commerce, General.
  • Business/Managerial Economics.
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies.
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General.
  • Management Information Systems, General.
  • Marketing.
  • Organizational Leadership.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other.
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia.
  • Public Relations/Image Management.

  • COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES/TECHNICIANS AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Sciences, Other.
  • Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst.
  • Information Technology.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Art Teacher Education.
  • Biology Teacher Education.
  • Business Teacher Education.
  • Chemistry Teacher Education.
  • Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services.
  • Curriculum and Instruction.
  • Education, General.
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs.
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs.
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals in Secondary Special Education Programs.
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities.
  • Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented.
  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education.
  • History Teacher Education.
  • Mathematics Teacher Education.
  • Music Teacher Education.
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
  • Physics Teacher Education.
  • Psychology Teacher Education.
  • Secondary Education and Teaching.
  • Social Science Teacher Education.
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education.
  • Special Education and Teaching, General.
  • Speech Teacher Education.
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other.
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Art Therapy/Therapist.
  • Medical Illustration/Medical Illustrator.
  • Pre-Physical Therapy Studies.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.

  • LEGAL PROFESSIONS AND STUDIES.

  • Pre-Law Studies.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • General Studies.
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.
  • Mathematics, Other.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.

  • NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION.

  • Environmental Science.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General.
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science.
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Physics, General.
  • Physics, Other.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Counseling Psychology.
  • Psychology, General.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Public Administration.
  • Social Work.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Criminology.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Sociology.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Commercial and Advertising Art.
  • Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other.
  • Fine and Studio Arts Management.
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General.
  • Music Management.
  • Music Performance, General.
  • Music Technology.
  • Theatre/Theatre Arts Management.


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

Notable Faculty

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
46%
Graduate in 5 years
54%
Graduate in 6 years
54%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$29,967

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$27,197

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,575

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
85%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$35,267

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$36,426
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,190

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

On-Campus Room and Board
$10,218
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

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

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

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

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

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
732
Foreign Countries Represented
5

Demographics

3.94%
African-American
11.97%
Hispanic
72.82%
Caucasian
4.93%
Unknown
1.41%
International

48% female
52% male
30% are out of state
99% are full time
1% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
92%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
99%

Campus Environment
Village

Housing Options

Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions


Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Donna Musel

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
50
Number of Honor Societies
6

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
1

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

27% participate in intramural sports
41% 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


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

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
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
Common Grounds Coffee Shop
Suites are the biggest dorms on campus
Forum Lawn is great for playing Frisbee, Lawn Golf

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Grand Central, the coffee house in town.
Super Wal-Mart has anything your dorm room
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.


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