Why BVU Athletics

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Highlights of our Program

  • 28 Academic All-Americans
  • 253 All-Americans
  • 58 Iowa Conference Championships
  • 11 Individual NCAA Division III National Champions
  • One Team NCAA Division III National Championship
  • One of every three BVU students participates in intercollegiate athletics on 19 NCAA Division III teams.
  • 62 student-athletes were named to the Iowa All Conference Academic Team last year.

BVU is an NCAA Division III school and a member of the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. We are proud to be the Buena Vista Beavers.

About BVU

  • 941 full-time students were enrolled on the Storm Lake campus for the 2011 fall semester.

  • 1,524 students are enrolled at the locations of BVU Graduate & Professional Studies, which has graduated more than 13,000 students since it started over 30 years ago.

  • 90 students are enrolled in graduate programs.

  • Based on a response rate of 95 percent, 95 percent of the Class of 2011 was employed, in graduate school or otherwise satisfied with their career status within six months of graduation.

  • Last year, 950 students, faculty and staff contributed approximately 19,600 hours of volunteer service.

  • 75 percent of Storm Lake campus graduates and nearly 92 percent of Graduate & Professional Studies graduates stay in Iowa to work and contribute to their professions and their communities.

  • 249 students participated in internships, experiential and active learning programs last year.

  • 99 percent of Storm Lake campus students who applied for financial assistance last year received it.

  • U.S. News & World Report ranked BVU in the top tier of Midwestern baccalaureate institutions as one of America's top colleges for the 14th consecutive year.