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Tuition & Fees

$28,788

$28,788

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
4%
500-599
25%
400-499
63%
300-399
8%
500-599
39%
400-499
53%
300-399
8%
30-36
8%
24-29
21%
18-23
46%
12-17
25%
30-36
2%
24-29
32%
18-23
39%
12-17
27%
30-36
4%
24-29
20%
18-23
66%
12-17
10%
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undergraduateRatios

44%

56%

male

female

1
14

teacher

students

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Selective

52%

acceptance rate

Accepted 919
Declined + 822
Total Received 1,741
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Private (nonprofit)

1,022

undergraduate students

127

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration/management
  2. Nursing
  3. Elementary Education/teaching
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Codes

SAT 6046
ACT 1276

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School Facts

Briar Cliff is a church-affiliated, liberal arts university. It was founded as a two-year college for women in 1930, became a four-year college in 1937, and adopted coeducation in 1966. Its 70-acre campus is located in Sioux City, IA.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,149
Established in 1930
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Accredited by •  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)

Sioux City, IA

70-acre campus in Sioux City (population: 82,459), 90 miles from Omaha; branch campuses in Algona, Estherville, and Sheldon. Served by air and bus; major airport and train serve Omaha. Public transportation serves campus.

Briar Cliff University
3303 Rebecca Street
Sioux City, IA 51104

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
47%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
85%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
14%
Top 1/4
39%
Top 1/2
68%
Bottom 1/2
32%
Bottom 1/4
7%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
4%
500-599
25%
400-499
63%
300-399
8%
500-599
39%
400-499
53%
300-399
8%
30-36
8%
24-29
21%
18-23
46%
12-17
25%
30-36
2%
24-29
32%
18-23
39%
12-17
27%
30-36
4%
24-29
20%
18-23
66%
12-17
10%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $20
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Selective

52%

acceptance rate

Accepted 919
Declined + 822
Total Received 1,741

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Standardized test scores

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Particular talent/ability
Secondary school record

Considered

Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Recommendations

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Sharisue Wilcoxon
Vice President for Enrollment Management
P: 800 662-3303
F: 712 779-1632
admissions@briarcliff.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,963,532
State $1,359,598
Institutional $6,738,221
Other external $410,222
Total $10,471,573

Non-need-based

Federal $261,422
State $68,788
Institutional $413,971
Other external $77,697
Total $821,878

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cheerleading
cross-country
football
golf
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NAIA, Great Plains Athletic Conference
Mascot
Charger
School colors
blue and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Art
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Education
Elementary Education
English
Environmental Science
Graphic Design
Health/Physical Education/Recreation
History
Human Resource Management
Journalism/Mass Communication
Liberal Arts
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Mathematics
Medical Laboratory Science
Music
Nursing
Political Science
Professional Studies
Psychology
Radiologic Technology
Secondary Education
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Sports Management
Sports Science
Theatre
Theology
Writing
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Undergraduate

89%

1,022
students

Female
56%
577

Male
44%
445

Graduate

11%

127
students

Female
62%
79

Male
38%
48

undergraduateFull-time

77%

792
students

Female
51%
402

Male
49%
390

undergraduatePart-time

23%

230
students

Female
77%
175

Male
23%
55

Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Hispanic/Latino
67%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

52%

Transfer applicants accepted

48%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.00
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Recommended of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of Some

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Winter: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

62

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Military
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

95%

Additional services

  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Note-taking services
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens
Countries most often represented Benin
Bosnia
Brazil
Ghana
Ivory Coast
Rwanda
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Special counselors/advisors

International Student Contact

Judith Scherer Connealy
Director of Continuing Studies
712 279-1774
judith.schererconnealy@briarcliff.edu

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