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Is BVU a Good School for the Money?

Buena Vista University Value Report

Is a BVU degree worth it? Only you know for sure, but College Factual's value analysis can help answer that question. Keep reading for more.

Within Iowa, BVU is Ranked Below Average in Quality and is Very Overpriced.

Below Average Iowa Value
Below Average Iowa Quality

Buena Vista University is ranked #24 out of #31 in Iowa for quality and #27 out of #30 for Iowa value.

This means it is below average in educational quality and yet priced much higher than it should be.

State Value Ranking  27 out of 30
Great Value
State Value Score  10.00 out of 100
Great Value

Do you qualify for in-state tuition? Check the BVU financial aid page to be sure.

Below Average Value Nationwide

Below Average National Value
Below Average National Quality

Buena Vista University is ranked #1,361 out of 1,472 for value nationwide.

Based on our analysis of other colleges at similar price points, we believe Buena Vista University is overpriced for the quality education it provides. (This takes into account average financial aid and may not apply to you if you have further scholarships, grant or aid provided to you.)

National Value Ranking  1361 out of 1472
Great Value
National Value Score  7.54 out of 100
Great Value

Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores

School Total Price Value Grade
Hobe Sound Bible College $63,796 A
Fisk University $90,408 A-
Southwestern Adventist University $104,242 B
Eastern Kentucky University $115,231 C
University of North Alabama $117,997 C
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania $139,224 F
La Roche College $142,014 F
Multnomah University $147,975 F
Buena Vista University $151,096 F
Montserrat College of Art $159,400 F
Fairleigh Dickinson University - Metropolitan Campus $203,247 F

*Total price is determined by multiplying average annual cost by time to graduate.

Bottom Line: You'll Spend an Estimated $151,096 For That Piece of Paper

The BVU time to graduate is about 4.17 years and will cost an estimated $36,234 per year. This brings the total cost to 151,096.

Average Yearly Cost $36,234
Average Years to Graduate 4.17
Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree $151,096

Many Factors Affect Net Price

There are many ways you can lower the cost of a college education. Consider taking advantage of in-state tuition, or shortening the length of your degree by taking summer classes. Learn more about BVU cost for other factors that may affect net price such as the financial aid you qualify for that is largely based on your family's income.

Does This School Make Financial Sense To You?

$142,856 In-State With Aid
$201,724 Avg Cost No Aid
4.17 Years to Graduate

Net price can vary based on your unique situation.

Look at the table below to determine your likely cost of a bachelor's degree at BVU.

Nationwide Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $201,724 #1,312 F
All Students $151,096 #1,361 F
Only Students Receiving Aid $142,856 #1,368 F
In-State Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $201,724 #25 F
All Students $151,096 #27 F
Only Students Receiving Aid $142,856 #27 F

Note: the Value Grade for in-state students is calculated by looking only at other schools in the state of Iowa.

About 100% of BVU students receive financial aid. Get more details on what BVU financial aid you may qualify for.

How to Calculate Value

College Factual calculates average total cost by multiplying net price by time to graduation. We then compare the average total cost to other schools of a similar quality to determine value. If the school is priced fairly based on the educational quality it receives a fair ranking. If it is underpriced it receives a good or excellent value.

Read the full Best for the Money Ranking Methodology.


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