Briar Cliff University

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Briar Cliff University is a private, four-year liberal arts institution in Sioux City, Iowa that is affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church. Briar Cliff offers a large selection of undergraduate bachelor degrees and pre-professional programs in over 30 subject areas and academic disciplines. The university also offers two associate degree programs and a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in education. In fall 2011, Briar Cliff moved from a 3-semester academic year (three 10-week terms) to a 2-semester academic year with a J-Term and a May Term.

The average class size at Briar Cliff is about 19 students and students can look forward to plenty of personalized instruction and interaction with their professors.

General Information

Admission Office

3303 Rebecca Street

PO Box 2100

Sioux City, IA 51104-0100

(712) 279-5200

(800) 662-3303

Fax: (712) 279-1632

Contact: Sharisue Wilcoxon

Vice President for Enrollment Management
Main Address

3303 Rebecca Street, PO Box 2100

Sioux City, IA 51104-0100

(712) 279-5321

Total undergrads: 1,030

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 252

Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,026

Graduate enrollment: 84


Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $20

Online application fee: $20
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 69%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 64%

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Film Studies B
Graphic Design B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Human Resources Management B
Management Information Systems B

Communications & Journalism

Digital Communications/Multimedia B
Mass Communications/Media Studies B

Communications Technologies

Graphic Communications B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B


Art Teacher Education B
Biology Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
Education – General B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
History Teacher Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Reading Teacher Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B
Social Science Teacher Education B

English Language & Literature

Creative Writing B
English Composition B
English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical Laboratory Science B
Medical Radiologic Technology B
Nursing (RN) B


History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A


Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Biological/Physical Sciences B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B
Health/Physical Fitness B
Sport/Fitness Administration B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Security & Protective Services

Law Enforcement Administration B

Social Sciences

Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Theological Studies & Religious Vocations

Theology A,B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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