Briar Cliff University campus

Overview

Applicants
1,491
Acceptance Rate
60%
Average HS GPA
3.23

GPA Breakdown

20%
Over 3.75
13%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
21%
3.00 - 3.24
20%
2.50 - 2.99
10%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
420 - 490
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
440 - 540
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
18 - 24

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
12.5:1
Total Faculty
121
with Terminal Degree
50

62
Men
59
Women
8
Minority
2
International

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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
37%
Graduate in 5 years
43%
Graduate in 6 years
44%

Majors

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

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

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Mass Communication/Media Studies

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer Science

  • Education

  • Art Teacher Education
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Special Education and Teaching, General

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Writing, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Family Practice Nurse/Nursing
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
  • Nursing Education
  • Physical Therapy/Therapist
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

  • 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

  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Social Work

  • Social Sciences

  • Criminology
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Theology and Religious Vocations

  • Theology/Theological Studies

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Graphic Design
  • Music, General


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Doctoral/Professional
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

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


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.

Cole Wright
NFL Network

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
37%
Graduate in 5 years
43%
Graduate in 6 years
44%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes


Colleges that Create Futures

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Feb 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
State Aid

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$16,633

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$14,647

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,837

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
92%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$29,484

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$17,736

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$28,650
Required Fees
$1,136
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,339

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$1,514

On-Campus Room and Board
$9,086
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
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
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

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

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,117
Foreign Countries Represented
16

Demographics

1.95%
American Indian or Alaskan Native
1.23%
Asian
9.36%
African-American
15.23%
Hispanic
65.64%
Caucasian
4.73%
International

56% female
44% male
40% are out of state
71% are full time
29% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
44%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
80%

Campus Environment
Small Urban

Housing Options

Dorms Coed
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
35
Number of Honor Societies
3

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
2

Sports

Athletic Division
NAIA

9% participate in intramural sports
40% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Chargers)
10 Sports

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

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

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered

Sustainability


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
Dell

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
Bishop Mueller Library
Heelan Hall (Academics)
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 - 4:30 pm
Average Length: 1 hour

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).