Founded in 1891, Buena Vista University is an independent, regionally acclaimed, comprehensive teaching institution located in Iowa, USA.

The Harold Walter Siebens School of Business offers a range of business majors from accounting to finance to international business. The School of Communication & Arts offers majors in Art, Art History, English, Media Studies, Graphic Design & Visual Communication. etc. The School of Education & Exercise Science offers programs in education, exercise science and athletic training. The School of Science offers courses in biology, chemistry, mathematics, computer science, environmental science, physics, and general science. The School of Social Science, Philosophy & Religion offers courses in History, Philosophy and Religion, Political Science / Public Administration, Psychology, Social Studies, Sociology, Women's Studies.

Buena Vista University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The University is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

Ranking Profile:

- Buena Vista University has been named a top school in the U.S. News & World Report’s "America’s Best Colleges 2011" publication. It is ranked 14th in the Midwest region. Rankings include more than 1400 schools nationwide.

- Buena Vista University has made the list of "America's Most Wired Colleges". Yahoo! Internet Life ranked BVU 9th among all small colleges in the nation for providing on-line access and technology. The rankings were compiled through a survey of over 1,700 institutions from all 50 states.

- It is recognized as one of the nation's leading schools promoting student leadership in The Templeton Guide: Colleges that Encourage Character Development and as a "top college for top students" in Peterson’s Guide to Competitive Colleges.

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