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Briar Cliff University
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  • 4 Year
  • SIOUX CITY, IA

Report Card

grade C
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade C
  2. Value
    grade B minus
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade D minus
  5. Athletics
    grade B minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade B minus
  7. Professors
    grade C+
  8. Location
    grade B minus
  9. Dorms
    grade D
  10. Campus Food
    grade C minus
  11. Student Life
    grade C minus
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

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Briar Cliff is a private, Catholic university located in Sioux City, Iowa. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 670 undergraduate students. The Briar Cliff acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business, and Social Work and Youth Services. Graduating 40% of students, Briar Cliff alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $35,200.

About

3303 REBECCA STREET
SIOUX CITY, IA 51104
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Great Plains Athletic Conference

Briar Cliff University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

BCU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
880-1090
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$20,437 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$23,868 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
72%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
92%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 12 responses
87%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 15 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 15 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
7
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
7
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    16%
  • On Campus
    65%
  • Online
    19%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
670 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
202
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
65%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 7 responses
  • Friendly
    86%
  • ENTHUSIASTIC
    14%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
92%
Poll
87%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 15 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 19 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 9 responses
  • Opportunity
    56%
  • Family
    44%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,900 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
40%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 9 responses

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