Briar Cliff University


Highest Degree Offered: Masters

College Type: Private

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Trimester

State: Iowa


Briar Cliff University is a community committed to higher education within a liberal arts and Catholic perspective.The hilltop campus includes three academic buildings, four residence halls, a chapel, library, Newman Flanagan Center (athletic facilities), McCoy-Arnold Center, and the Stark Student Center. To fulfill its mission, BCU is a community within the Catholic and Franciscan tradition. At Briar Cliff, students are able to embrace the feeling that the university cares about the whole person. It is a place that gives you a solid education, instills confidence in you, and prepares you for all aspects of the 'real world.'

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Most Popular Majors

Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Elementary Education, Human Resource Management, Nursing, Sports Science

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 1114
Total Grad Students: 47
Undergraduate Students: 1067
Faculty: 59

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 19:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 18:1

Percent Male: 44%
Percent Female: 56%

Financial Resources


Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 43%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 56%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

3303 Rebecca St
Sioux City Iowa 51104


Main Email:

Main Phone: 712-279-5321

Additional Campuses:
Briar Cliff University Extended Campus
PO Box 296
Algona, Iowa 50511

Admissions Contact:
Brian Eben

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:
Brian Eben

Athletics Contact:
Steve Gast
Steve Gast

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Grades of "D" may or may not be accepted.

Credits (Min/Max):
Community College maximum - 62 credits; Community College minimum - none;4-year institution - no minimum or maximum. Students are required to complete at least 30 hours at Briar Cliff and satisfy all graduation requirements.

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Letters of Recommendation Required:

Essay(s) required:

Application Fee:

Other Requirements:

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Spring Deadline:

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied:

Transfers Accepted:

Transfer Percentage Accepted: %

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 100%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -100%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1100

Other Expenses: 3306

Room and Board: 7400

Tuition and Fees: 24694

Total Cost: 36500

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
Automatic scholarships available for full-time day students transferring to Briar Cliff with a GPA of 2.0 or higher. BCU also awards through competition one $10,000 scholarship annually to a student graduating from Western Iowa Tech Community College in Si

CSS/Profile Used?

Own Financial Aid Form?

Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 6944

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 99%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 97%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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