Briar Cliff is a private, Catholic university located in Sioux City, Iowa. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 797 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Briar Cliff acceptance rate is 62%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business, and Social Work and Youth Services. Graduating 44% of students, Briar Cliff alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,600.
Briar Cliff University Rankings
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- 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.15 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.15 responses
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.15 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.19 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
Briar Cliff University has truly been my home away from home. The small classes really allow me to have a connection with my professors. The social work faculty is amazing! They will always take the time to get to know you and will take into consideration what is going on your day-to-day life. The professors have a great understanding over the material they teach and are well equipped to explain the material. There is a great diversity on campus and the majority of students are kind and friendly. I have switched from attending classes on campus to online and I am still receiving a great education.
I enjoy the small campus that briar Cliff provides. I also enjoy the people on the campus. Everyone here is so nice and welcoming. On the other hand, the food is not the best. But over all I really like being a part of BCU. Go Chargers!
The academics and professors at Briar Cliff are great and made my time there wholly worth it. Nothing against security, but most of them are older men who are very friendly and helpful, but I wouldn't rely on them much in case of some kind of emergency. Several girls were sexually assaulted each semester I attended Briar Cliff, and nothing much was done about any of them-hence the "terrible" safety rating. My advice to anyone who attends: stay smart with safety and don't go to the cafeteria, stick to Java City.