Briar Cliff University

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School Overview

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

www.briarcliff.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 1,030

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 252

Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,026

Graduate enrollment: 84

Setting

Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
Associate
Bachelor’s
Master’s

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

Education

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

History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Mathematics

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

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.

Briar Cliff University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(712) 279-5321
Website:www.briarcliff.edu
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:old.briarcliff.edu/apply/application.aspx
Address:3303 Rebecca Street, Sioux City, IA 51104
Setting:Not available
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:1,316
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):45%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:12 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:917 (70% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$28,788
Out-of-state Tuition:$28,788
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:98%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$21,058

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Briar Cliff University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Briar Cliff University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services72
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs2
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services2
Education61
English Language and Literature/Letters2
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1
Health Professions and Related Programs132
History1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Mathematics and Statistics1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies1
Natural Resources and Conservation1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies3
Physical Sciences1
Psychology1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1
Social Sciences3
Theology and Religious Vocations1
Visual and Performing Arts4
Grand total11425

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Briar Cliff University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services52
Education1
Health Professions and Related Programs112
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1
Grand total175

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Briar Cliff University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$28,788
Out-of-state$28,788
Books and supplies$1,253

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$4,491
Out-of-state$4,491

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid18198%
Grant or scholarship aid18198%$21,058
Student loan aid16790%$7,640

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid98096%$16,714
Federal student loans78977%$7,575

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Briar Cliff University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Briar Cliff University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants000
Percent admitted%%%
Percent admitted who enrolled%%%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Briar Cliff University Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment1,316
Undergraduate enrollment1,117
Graduate enrollment199

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Briar Cliff University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels

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