Briar Cliff University
- 4 Year
- SIOUX CITY, IA
Briar Cliff University Reviews
Rating 3.5 out of 5 203 reviews
Briar Cliff was very welcoming in the recruiting process and liked the small class sizes and the fact that they planned in class learning during Covid however that did not happen. My daughter also did not find the academics challenging so questioned the value of a Briar Cliff education. My daughter inquired with her counselor if she could take a semester off waiting for Covid to end and resume Briar Cliff in the fall but no response for weeks. My daughter subsequently withdrew from Briar Cliff with no attempts to change her mind. Why would they let a student athlete that made the Honor Role her first semester just leave after all the time and effort to recruit her in the first place? If BCU didn't want to retain my daughter, then I don't want my daughter to attend BCU.
The online classes were satisfactory but taking online classes from a dorm room feels like a prison.
Online classes were through a third party website. Very easy and fast. They used straight-line when I was there.
Over-priced. Dorms constantly have issues. Safety of campus is poor considering no cameras on campus.
Yes Briar cliff was not the perfect place but the professors were amazing I would give them full credit on why I stayed there so long I also would credit them that they are some of the best in the nation
Briarcliff’s financial aide department didn’t do their job which cost my daughter a government grant of over $2000 her freshman year in college. When I realized what took place they would not take any responsibility for their actions or lack of action from their financial aide department and placed the blame back on me. For a Christian/Catholic base University this is
pitiful and I would not recommend this University .
pitiful and I would not recommend this University .
Very unprofessional staff from the business side. You will get no answers, because no one knows what they are doing and they don't seem to care. It is very disappointing considering they are a private Catholic institution, I would expect so much more. The only thing that saves this university is the professors.
I though briad cliff was a great experience and I loved it. Some things could have been better, like the food. But other than that it was great!
I took classes online at the end of the semester and one class online throughout the year. I thought they navigated well and did a good job.
It is a very small school and does not really offer the College ambiance I was expecting. Overall academically the professors do a great job of being helpful to students and that is really appreciated. Being a part of a sports program is super beneficial since the school is mostly made up of student athletes. I never really had any issues with the school itself but, if you are looking for the full college experience this might not be the school for you.
Not what I expected. The academics are poor, faculty missing in action, no resources and ridiculos experience. I came to get an education and play volleyball, but I'm forced to choose one or the other.
Briar Cliff is great. Nice community, great professors. Great sports teams. I feel like I'm at home when I'm at Briar Cliff.
Briar Cliff is a very nice place in Sioux City, Iowa. There is so many things to do on and off campus. There is a wide variety of athletics that students can attend. We have floor events, where each floor can decide what they want to like going to see a movie or going bowling.
This is not a good university. The buildings are run down the equipment is broken and the faculty are not very good. My parents pay for this or Id would go somewhere else. I just hope graduating from here won't prevent me from getting into graduate school.
There are many different choices as to why the university you want is the best for you but at Briar Cliff University, we offer many different aspects of the best university experience. You get to experience what you are interested in majoring along with learning the values of being a Franciscan. Briar Cliff also offers many clubs for students to get involved in including Women/Men of Color, Spanish Club, Art Club and many more. While getting involved in clubs you get to meet new friends. At the end of the four years, your are just not leaving with your degree but with new friends that you made along the way, a college experience, and new life skills that will help you all throughout your future career.
Briar Cliff University is a Catholic Franciscan Liberal Arts University. I am currently a senior and have enjoyed the past four years at Briar Cliff from their performing art and diverse population and opportunities to their religious ceremonies. Briar Cliff students truly share all these variety of experiences with each other.
I came to Briar Cliff as a single mother of two very young children. I remember feeling lost, without passion, without purpose, and weighed down by a history of addiction and domestic abuse. After three years, I have not only found my passion and purpose for life but have also discovered strength within myself that I had never experienced before. The professors, advisors, and students have guided me to success in my academic and career path while teaching me about life and everything that encompasses it. Beliefs, opinions, traditions, and cultures are expressed by students and faculty in a respectful and inspirational way, embracing everyone who comes on campus. Also, the campus is beautiful and shows off the hard work done by both faculty and the students.