Briar Cliff University

3303 Rebecca St, Sioux city, IA 51104
Tel: 712-279-5321
Public | 1,150 students
Briar Cliff University is a community committed to higher education within a liberal arts and Catholic perspective. In theFranciscan tradition of service, caring and openness to all, Briar Cliff emphasizes quality education for its students,combining a broad intellectual background with career development. The University challenges its members to grow inself-awareness and in their relationships to others and to God.

School Overview:

Briar Cliff University
CountyWoodbury County, IA
Title IV EligibleYes
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate (Liberal Arts) Colleges I
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrs
Institution ControlPublic
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
74 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment1,150 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
861 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
289 students137 students
# Undergraduate Students
1,030 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
120 students129 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees

School Notes:

  • The Briar Cliff University has one of patience, perseverance, and unyielding commitment. It is aninstitution with a rich Catholic heritage and a strong tradition of service to the community.
  • Students can choose from over 40 areas of study, including a number of interdepartmental anddivisional majors, and pre-professional programs including nursing, business, social work, education and mass communications.The average class size is about 20 students with a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1. Graduate programs are offered innursing, education, and human resource management.
  • The Briar Cliff experience includes academic achievement and scholarship, recreation, leadershipdevelopment, social activities, athletics, clubs, and student organizations. The distinctive beauty of our campus on theCliff makes it an ideal setting for learning and living. Sioux City offers everything from indoor and outdoor concerts andsporting events to an array of cultural offerings, coffee bars, and serious shopping.
  • We are located at the edge of urban development, but just minutes from downtown Sioux City (tri-statemetro population: 125,000). Located where the states of Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota meet, Sioux City is connected withother metropolitan areas by Interstate Highway 29 and Sioux Gateway Airport.The hilltop campus includes three academicbuildings, four residence halls, a chapel, library, Newman Flanagan Center (athletic facilities), McCoy-Arnold Center, andthe Stark Student Center.
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Morningside College
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Dordt College
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