Briar Cliff University

3303 Rebecca St, Sioux City, United States
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Overview of Briar Cliff University

About this school

Briar Cliff is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. It was founded as a two-year college for women in 1930, became a four-year college in 1937, and adopted coeducation in 1966. Its 70-acre campus is located near downtown Sioux City.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,117
    • Men:497 (44.5%)
    • Women:620 (55.5%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Briar Cliff University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
3
-
History
3
-
Academic Electives
3
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
3303 Rebecca Street
City, State, Zip
Sioux City, IA  51104-0100
Phone
(712) 279-5200
Fax
(712) 279-5410
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
-
Application Fee
$20
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
3 required for some freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
51% of 1,741 applicants were admitted
Women
62% of 612 applicants were admitted
Men
58% of 879 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
380 (43%) of 892 admitted students enrolled
Women
208 (54%) of 382 admitted students enrolled
Men
172 (34%) of 510 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.23
375 And Above
20%
3.50 - 3.74
13%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
21%
2.50 - 2.99
19%
2.00 - 2.49
10%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
18-24 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
4%
• Score 24 - 29
21%
• Score 18 - 23
62%
• Score 12 - 17
13%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $29,786 (68.59024547506102%)
  • Room & Board: - $9,086 (20.922949385160962%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,339 (3.0834062543176897%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,215 (7.403398885460323%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Briar Cliff University accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
March 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning February 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001846
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
184 (99.5%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
158 (85.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
158 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
45 (28.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
30%
Average Award
$33,359
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 157 (99.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $16,633
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 130 (82.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,784
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 38 (24.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
25 (13.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,324

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
778 (98.4%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
656 (84.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
655 (99.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
156 (23.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
26%
Average Award
$30,582
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 648 (98.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $14,647
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 562 (85.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,478
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 160 (24.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
133 (16.8%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,524

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
92%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$29,484
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership, Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, First-Generation College Students, International Students, Members of Minorities

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Other

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


64

Part-Time Faculty


58

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


39%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 36% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 31% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 19% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 4% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 5% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 4% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 33% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 36% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 20% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 9% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Briar Cliff University provides visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


78.9%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


36.7%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


43.5%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


44.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (28)


  • Accounting
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Graphic Design
  • History, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Industrial Radiologic Technology/Technician
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music, General
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Work
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Theology/Theological Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts, Master of Science in Nursing

Master's Programs of Study (2)


  • Human Resources Management
  • Nursing--General

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


82,459

Nearest Metropolitan Area


75 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
7.7 average low in January, 82.1 average high in September
Rain
99 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
90 mile(s) from campus in Omaha, NE
Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Sioux City
Nearest Train Station
90 mile(s) from campus in Omaha, NE

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing

Students of College Housing


30% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through junior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


84%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Chargers
School Colors
Royal blue and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, football, golf, softball, table tennis, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Briar Cliff University offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, residence hall association, briar cliff student government, choices, blue crew, catholic daughters of america

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


797

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,117
Women
620
Men
497

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 2.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.3% Asian
  • 9.8% Black/African-American
  • 16.0% Hispanic/Latino
  • 1.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.9% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 68.9% White
  • 0.0% Unknown

International Students


4.1%

Average Age


23

Number of Graduate Students


199

Student Resources

Study resources