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BVU Demographics & Diversity Report

Many schools pride themselves on their diversity, but what does that mean, really? College Factual analyzed the data to learn how diverse the typical college campus really is, including race, gender, the ages of the students, and where they're from. Keep reading the BVU diversity report to see how they stack up against the average.

BVU Student Population

How Many Students Attend Buena Vista University?

BVU total enrollment is approximately 1,815 students.

1,257 are undergraduates and 1 are graduate students.

BVU Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time BVU undergraduate population is made up of 62% women, and 38% men.


For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

BVU Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 889
Unknown 165
Hispanic 100
Black or African American 35
Multi-Ethnic 30
International 23
Asian 9
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

Average Ranking in Overall Diversity Nationwide

BVU achieved a College Factual diversity rank of #1,869 out of 3,514 total schools in the ranking.

Overall Diversity Ranking  1869 out of 3514
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Overall Diversity Score  46.83 out of 100
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This school is was found to be average when it comes to overall diversity, which means the student races, ethnicities, ages, genders and locations are close to the typical amount seen in most universities.

How Does BVU Diversity Compare to National Averages?


BVU is considered middle of the road when it comes to overall diversity. Some aspects of diversity may be stronger than others.

Below Average Racial/Ethnic Diversity

11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *

BVU is ranked 3,104 out of 3,790 when it comes to the racial/ethnic diversity of the students.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity Ranking  3104 out of 3790
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Racial-Ethnic Diversity Score  18.10 out of 100
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Some schools are low in racial/ethnic diversity due to catering to one specific racial/ethnic group, or because they are located in an area where they primarily serve the nearby community.

BVU Racial Demographics:

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 1,322
Unknown 262
Hispanic 115
Black or African American 40
Multi-Ethnic 31
International 23
Asian 13
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0

Low Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

Buena Vista University Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

Ethnicity Number of Faculty
White 604
Black or African American 12
Asian 6
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1
Hispanic 0
International 0
Multi-Ethnic 0
Unknown 0

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Average Male/Female Ratio

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BVU ranks 2,389 out of 3,790 when it comes to gender parity on campus.

Student Gender Ratio  2389 out of 3790
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Student Male/Female Diversity Score  36.98 out of 100
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This school is more popular with women than with men.


There are approximately 1,233 female students and 582 male students at BVU.

Close to Even Balance of Male & Female Teachers

Reporting of the gender of BVU is unknown or unavailable.

Faculty Gender Ratio  77.97 out of 100.
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There are more female teachers than male teachers at this school.


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There are approximately 421 female teachers and 269 male teachers.

Average Geographic Diversity

30.68% Out of State
2.73% Out of the Country

BVU ranks 880 out of 2,183 when it comes to geographic diversity.

30.68% of BVU students come from out of state, and 2.73% come from out of the country.

Student Location Diversity  59 out of 100.
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The undergraduate student body is split among 15 states (may include Washington D.C.). Click on the map for more detail.


Top 5 States

State Amount
Iowa 122
Illinois 6
Nevada 6
Nebraska 5
Colorado 5

International Students at BVU

Students from 18 countries are represented at this school, with the majority of the international students coming from Rwanda, South Korea, and Burundi.

Learn more about international students at BVU.

High Student Age Diversity

High Student Age Diversity
40.77% Traditional College Age
The age diversity score this school received indicates it is doing a good job attracting students of all ages.

Student Age Diversity  86.62 out of 100.
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A traditional college student is defined as being between the ages of 18-21. At BVU, 40.77% of students fall into that category, compared to the national average of 60%.

Student Age Group Amount
20-21 471
35 and over 365
18-19 337
22-24 324
25-29 264
30-34 202
Under 18 0

Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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