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Briar Cliff University
3303 Rebecca Street
Sioux City, IA 51104
712-279-5321
Website: briarcliff.edu

FAFSA Code: 001846
GRE Code: 7301
DPT Program* GRE Code: 1700

College Names: Briar Cliff College (1930-2001) Briar Cliff University (2001-present)

Founded by: Sister of Saint Francis of Dubuque, IA (Catholic, Franciscan)

Type: Private, Liberal Arts

Established: 1930

STUDENT BODY

2018 Enrollment: 1,229
2017 Enrollment: 1,187
2016 Enrollment:
 1,316

Demographics: Students come from 42 states, Armed Forces Post Office, Puerto Rico and 26 foreign countries. (Fall 2018)

Race/Ethnicity: 34% of the student body is comprised of minority students. (Fall 2018)

Male/Female Ratio (percentage): 42% male, 58% female. (Fall 2018)

ACADEMIC PROFILE

Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 14 to 1
Average ACT (2018 freshmen): 21.7
Average GPA (2018 freshmen): 3.3

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

COST & FINANCIAL AID*

Tuition & Fees: $28,650
Average financial aid award: $23,000 
(including federal & state grants and loans)
First-time, full-time students receiving aid (percentage): 100%
All students receiving aid (percentage): 93.3%

*These numbers reflect full-time undergraduates for the 2017-18 academic year. For more information, see academic costs. All awards require completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Briar Cliff's FAFSA code is 001846.

STUDENT LIFE

Activities: More than 30 student clubs and organizations.
Students living on campus: 46% (full-time undergraduates)

Campus: Suburban - 70 acres

Residence Life: With four residence halls (Alverno, Baxter-DiGiovanni, Noonan and Toller), there is a capacity of 562 students.

ATHLETICS

The Briar Cliff Chargers field varsity teams in 18 different sports. The Chargers compete in the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC), which is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).

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Nickname: Chargers

Mascot: Bolt (Horse)

Colors: Blue and gold

Accreditation

Briar Cliff is accredited as a degree-granting institution by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

 

30 N. LaSalle St., Suite 2400,
Chicago, IL 60602-2504
Phone: (800) 621-7440
www.ncahlc.org

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