Briar Cliff University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
NAIA Division II
Great Plains Athletic Conference
Briar Cliff University Rankings
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High School GPA
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.12 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.13 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.13 responses
Most Popular Majors
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.13 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.17 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.9 responses
Briar Cliff University Reviews
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Briar Cliff University has the best athletics department where everybody puts his own effort to reach success. The athletes work hard every day, they have planned training times, have gym training using the school facilities and take their meals together. The performance of the teams is excellent. The department of athletics releases at every start of the year the sports schedule, our teams are M/W soccer, M/W volleyball, M/W golf, football, M cross country, M/W basketball, softball. We have also a fan club, where any fan can sign up to support our Chargers. The Briar Cliff University promotes greatly athletic activities.
The teachers invest a lot in their students. They want their students to succeed in whatever field they choose. They are always willing to sit and discuss schoolwork and help you figure out your future. The rest of campus isn't so great. Well, the campus is nice, everything is located on one hill so there is no commute, but the dorms could be better kept, the food is nothing to write home about, and students are severely overcharged for what they get. Once again, the teachers and campus are amazing. If only the rest of the school followed that lead.
We have a ton of talented athletes at this school, but our weightlifting facilities aren't in the best condition and don't have ample size for the large number of athletes BCU houses. The weight room for all students, including non-athletes, has barely any free weights or lifting machines and a lot of cardio machines. The cardio machines don't all work though, which easily puts a damper on the work out. I believe coaches do their best to design a program around our small facilities, but as our athlete population grows, I believe the program should grow with it. Speaking of coaches, many of the coaches for football are hot-headed, which leaves many of my friends discouraged and causes them to lose their love for the sport.