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Iowa Private College Week

Check out Briar Cliff this summer, during Iowa Private College Week!

Pick a morning or afternoon session between Aug. 4-8, and you'll have the chance to tour campus, explore our academic programs, discuss financial aid and meet professors, coaches and students. 

Tours are scheduled twice each day, at either 9 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.

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Why Choose a Private School?


Earn your degree faster! 78% of students who received a bachelor’s degree at a private, four-year college earned it in 4 years, compared to 40% at public, four-year colleges. (U.S. Department of Education: National Center for Education Statistics, analysis by National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities)

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Get more help! At Briar Cliff, 98 percent of students receive financial assistance, in the form of scholarships, grants and state and federal aid. To learn more, explore our financial aid page »


Know your professors! You’re much more likely to actually know your professors at an Iowa private college. At BCU, we have an average student-to-faculty ratio of 14-to-1!

If you'd like to know more about private colleges, we're always happy to help. Request more info or contact the Admissions Office »

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Map & Directions

Not sure how to get to campus? Help is a click away! 

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