Overview

Applicants
1,774
Acceptance Rate
58%
Average HS GPA
3.13

GPA Breakdown

15%
Over 3.75
14%
3.50 - 3.74
13%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
25%
2.50 - 2.99
14%
2.00 - 2.49
1%
1.00 - 1.99

Test Scores

ACT Composite
18 - 23

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
13:1
Total Faculty
106
with Terminal Degree
53

56
Women
50
Men
2
Minority

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
43%
Graduate in 5 years
53%
Graduate in 6 years
55%

Majors

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Management Information Systems, General

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Journalism

  • Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services

  • Graphic Communications, Other

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer Science
  • Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and management, Other

  • Education

  • Art Teacher Education
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Education, General
  • Education, Other
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Health Teacher Education
  • History Teacher Education
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Reading Teacher Education
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Composition
  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
  • Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Science

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Health and Physical Education, General
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Social Work

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

  • Social Sciences

  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Theology and Religious Vocations

  • Theology/Theological Studies

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Graphic Design
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Timothy Wente
Dir. of IT International, Boeing Co

Dale Monroe
Superintendent of Anamosa Community Schools

James Berry
Prsident, Mount Marty College

James Jensen
CEO, Great West Casualty

Ray Cole
President, Citadel Communications

Richard Anderson
President, ViraQuest, Inc.

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Application Deadlines

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,300

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,200

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,775

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$30,865

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
87%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$14,800

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$22,719
Required Fees
$699
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,050

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$3,381
Transportation for Commuters
$1,275

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,066
Out of State
42%

International
1%
Foreign Countries Represented
11

Demographics

1.70%
American Indian or Alaskan Native
2.08%
Asian
6.23%
African-American
9.53%
Hispanic
78.49%
Caucasian

56% female
44% male
42% are out of state
82% are full time
18% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
32%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

Quality of life rating
First-Year Students living on campus
88%

Campus Environment
Small Urban
Fire safety rating
79

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
36
Number of Honor Societies
3

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
3

Sports

Athletic Division
NAIA

Men's Sports (Chargers)
10 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Wrestling
Women's Sports (Chargers)
9 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups: Students for Openness, Understanding, Respect, Compassion, and Equality (SOURCE) raises awareness and promotes understanding of the challenges and responsibilities that each student faces resulting from his or her sexual orientation, living out the Catholic tradition of Christian acceptance for all people through respect, compassion, and increased understanding of others.

Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered

Sustainability

Green Rating
61

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
44

Average Number of PC's per Lab
12

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
80%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Gateway

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Lana Johnson
Visit Coordinator

Address
Admissions Office
Box 2100
Sioux City, IA 51104-0100

Phone
712-279-5200

Email
admissions@briarcliff.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Java City
Stark Student Center
Newman Flanagan Athletic Center
Game Room
tunnels
The McCoy Arnold Athletic Facility was completed in 2004. This multi-use athletic facility provides additional facilities for students to work on personal training and fitness.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Tyson Events Center
Orpheum Theatre
Promenade and Carmike Theatres
Lakeport Commons and Southern Hills Mall
Historic 4th Street
There are many events going year round in Sioux City. Students are kept informed of special events which are happening by campus e-mail.

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Campus visit dates are listed on the web site

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
admissions@briarcliff.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Sioux Gateway Airport is less than 12 miles from campus and offers taxi and rental car service to the campus. City buses make regular stops on campus.

Driving Instructions to Campus
I-29 - Exit #149 onto Hamilton Blvd. Drive approximately 2.5 miles and turn left onto Stone Park Blvd. Drive approximately 1 block and turn left onto W. Clifton Ave. Drive several blocks until the road ends a a "Y" and turn right to find the campus' north entrance. Hwy 20 West- Becomes Gordon Drive as it enters Sioux City. Turn right onto Nebraska Street. Drive approximately 2 miles and turn left onto 27th Street. Drive approximately 1 mile and cross Hamilton Blvd. After approximately one block turn left onto W. Clifton Ave. Drive several blocks until the road ends a "Y" and turn right to find the campus' north entrance. Hwy 75 South - Driving south on Highway 75 exit at Business 75 and then exit #99 onto Floyd Blvd./46th St. Hwy 75 North - Driving north on Highway 75, exit at Floyd Blvd./46th St. and then turn right toward Floyd Blvd. Drive approximately one block, turn left onto W. Clifton Ave. Drive several blocks until the road ends at a "Y" and turn right to find the campus' north entrance.

Local Accommodations
Mention that you're visiting Briar Cliff University and hotel rooms in the Sioux City area will range from approximately $50 to $85 per night. Hotels within about 10 minutes of campus include AmericInn (near the shopping malls on Business Hwy 75/S. Lewis Blvd.), Best Western - City Centre, Clarion Hotel (downtown), Country Inn and Suites (in Dakota Dunes, SD off I-29), Days Inn and Fairfield Inn (on Singing Hills Blvd., off I-29 close to the airport and shopping malls), Holiday Inn Downtown, Marina Inn (across the Missouri River, in South Sioux City, NE) and Quality Inn(on Zenith Drive off Hamilton Blvd at I-29).
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Key Stats

1,774
Applicants
1,066
Size
58%
Acceptance Rate

Rankings & Lists