1,117
Students
Financial aid thermometer
30,582
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
51
51%
Acceptance Rate
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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Overview

Briar Cliff University is a Comprehensive institution located in Sioux City, IA, in a suburban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 3303 Rebecca Street
Sioux City, IA  51104
United States
Contact Mr. Brian Eben
Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management
Email: admissions@briarcliff.edu
Phone: 712-279-5200
Fax: 712-279-1632

Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Science Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Theology And Religious Vocations Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

1,741
Applied
892
Accepted
1,117
Enrolled
51%
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Female Admissions

612
Females Applied
382
Females Accepted
62%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

879
Males Applied
510
Males Accepted
58%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

20
Application Fee
3.23
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
A minimum high school GPA of 2
Required for some programs Interview
3 recommendations

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
ACT Composite 18 24

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

28,650
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Fees

1,136
Full-time student fees
9,086
Room & board
4,300
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Tuition deferred payment Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

30,582
Avg. Financial Aid Package
33,359
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
16,068
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,837
Avg. Loan Aid
2,524
Avg. Grant Aid
14,647
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
26%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
24%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

1,117
Total undergrad students
4%
International Students
32%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 15.23%
Black or African American 9.36%
White or Caucasian 65.64%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1.95%
Asian 1.23%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.82%
Two or more races 1.03%

Gender

Male (44.49%)
Female (55.51%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 30%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Glo-Fest, Homecoming Dance and Winterfest Dance

Student Services

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More services
career services, academic skills

Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Residence Hall Association, Briar Cliff Student Government, Choices, Blue Crew and Catholic Daughters of America

Campus Security & Safety

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Athletics

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Men's Sports

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Baseball No Checkmark Checkmark
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Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading No No No
Cross-country Running No Checkmark Checkmark
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Soccer No Checkmark Checkmark
Softball Checkmark No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
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Track And Field No Checkmark Checkmark
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Wrestling No Checkmark Checkmark
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
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Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading No Checkmark Checkmark
Cross-country Running No Checkmark Checkmark
Football No No No
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Wrestling No No No

Faculty

122
Total Faculty
14:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 64
Part-time - 58
Male - 63
Female - 59