Briar Cliff University

Sioux City, IA, USA
3.47 Average Rating

With campus situated on a hilltop formerly covered in briar patches, Briar Cliff University is a Franciscan Catholic liberal arts college in northwest Iowa. Briar Cliff confers undergraduate degrees in over 40 academic majors. For students who wish to learn in a new culture, Briar Cliff offers a study abroad program at the Catholic University of Korea as well as exchange programs with Rwanda, Venezuela, and Mexico. As a Catholic school, Briar Cliff celebrates mass on Sundays and select weekdays at the Chapel of Our Lady of Grace.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Roman Catholic
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Small city
In-State Students
46%
Out-Of-State Students
32%

Key Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
1,316
Total Number of Undergrads
1,117
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
38%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
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100
47%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
11:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$17,465
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$29,786
Out-of-State Tuition
$29,786
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%
Average Aid Per Year
$21,058
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
44%
56%
Student Organizations
28
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Sioux City
Omaha
Sioux Falls
Des Moines
Minneapolis
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$41,900
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What Students Are Saying

3.47 Average Rating
Everyone knows everyone on campus. Teachers are very interactive and personable. BCU provides a very good education on a small campus.
Justine from Washta, IA
Briar Cliff University is a great school to attend. They are very warm and welcoming to their students and will bend over backwards to help you succeed. Briar Cliff University has done so much to help me succeed in my future career choices, and I'm only a beginning freshman.
Michael from Emerson, NE

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