Tuition & Fees

$30,970

$30,970

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
3%
500-599
33%
400-499
57%
300-399
7%
30-36
5%
24-29
17%
18-23
45%
12-17
33%
30-36
3%
24-29
26%
18-23
36%
12-17
35%
30-36
4%
24-29
21%
18-23
62%
12-17
13%
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undergraduateRatios

44%

male

56%

female

1

teacher

14

students

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Extremely Selective

15%

acceptance rate

Accepted 226
Declined + 1,265
Total Received 1,491
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Private (nonprofit)

1,117

undergraduate students

199

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

Not Reported

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Codes

SAT 6046
ACT 1276

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School Facts

Briar Cliff University 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 1,316
Established in 1930
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Accredited by •  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission

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Sioux City, IA

70-acre campus in Sioux City (population: 82,514), 96 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
44%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
80%
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
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
11%
Top 1/4
25%
Top 1/2
72%
Bottom 1/2
28%
Bottom 1/4
13%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
3%
500-599
33%
400-499
57%
300-399
7%
30-36
5%
24-29
17%
18-23
45%
12-17
33%
30-36
3%
24-29
26%
18-23
36%
12-17
35%
30-36
4%
24-29
21%
18-23
62%
12-17
13%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $20
(waived if filed online)
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

Extremely Selective

15%

acceptance rate

Accepted 226
Declined + 1,265
Total Received 1,491

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

Matt Thomsen
Acting Vice President for Enrollment Management
P: 800 662-3303
F: 712 279-1632
admissions@briarcliff.edu

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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

State aid form

Financial Aid Office

P: 712 279-5239
F: 712 279-5410

Financial Aid Officer

Blanca Gomez
Financial Aid Counselor
blanca.gomez@briarcliff.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Basketball, Cheerleading, Dance, Dodgeball, Volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Nic Nelson (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

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

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Art
Behavior Analysis
Biochemistry
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Computer Science
Criminology/Criminal Justice
Dentistry
Elementary Education
English
Environmental Science
Graphic Design
Health Administration
History
Human Resource Management
Kinesiology/Human Performance
Leadership
Marketing
Mass Communication
Mathematics
Medical Laboratory Science
Music
Nurse Educator
Nurse Practitioner
Nursing
Nursing Practice
Physical Therapy
Psychology
Radiologic Technology
Secondary Education
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Sports Management
Theology
Writing
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Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Self-designed majors
  • Weekend College

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

1,316

total students

60%

in-state

40%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

85%

1,117
students

Female
56%
620

Male
44%
497

15%

199
students

Female
61%
121

Male
39%
78

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

71%

797
students

Female
48%
381

Male
52%
416

29%

320
students

Female
75%
239

Male
25%
81

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Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
13%
Hispanic/Latino
57%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

56%

Transfer applicants accepted

56%

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

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
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International Students

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

International Student Contact

Matt Thomsen
Acting Vice President for Enrollment Management
712 279-1774
matt.thomsen@briarcliff.edu

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