Briar Cliff University

Sioux City, IA

Briar Cliff University

Sioux City, IA

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Tuition & Fees

Not Reported

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

30-36
4%
24-29
21%
18-23
61%
12-17
12%
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undergraduateRatios

44%

male

56%

female

1

teacher

14

students

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Selective

51%

acceptance rate

Accepted 892
Declined 849
Total Received 1,741
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Private

1,117

undergraduate students

199

graduate students

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Location

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.

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Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,316
Established in 1930
Coeducational Coeducational

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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.

  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Sioux Gateway

Briar Cliff University
3303 Rebecca Street
Sioux City
51104

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
30%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through junior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing

Top Organizations

  • Residence Hall Association
  • Briar Cliff Student Government
  • Choices
  • Blue Crew
  • Catholic Daughters of America

Top Events

  • Glo-Fest
  • Homecoming Dance
  • Winterfest Dance
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
11%
Top 1/4
25%
Top 1/2
72%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

30-36
4%
24-29
21%
18-23
61%
12-17
12%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $20
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.23

Selective

51%

acceptance rate

Accepted 892
Declined 849
Total Received 1,741

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
standardized test scores

Important

character/personal qualities
rigor of secondary school record
talent/ability

Considered

extracurricular activities
application essay
class rank
recommendation(s)

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intramural Sports Men

Bowling, Table tennis

Intramural Sports Women

Bowling, Table tennis

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Athletic Conference

NAIA

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Art/Art Studies, General
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Science
Graphic Design
History, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Industrial Radiologic Technology/Technician
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Management Information Systems, General
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematics, General
Music, General
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Work
Spanish Language and Literature
Theology/Theological Studies
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional

1,316

total students

68%

in-state

32%

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 Facts

Freshman retention rate 79%
Student 4 year graduation rate 37%
Student 5 year graduation rate 7%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
9%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
15%
Hispanic/Latino
65%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

154

Transfer students enrolled

12%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment yes
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions no
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit yes
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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