Briar Cliff University
3303 Rebecca Street
Sioux City, IA 51104
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: Sisters of Saint Francis of Dubuque, IA (Catholic, Franciscan)
Type: Private, Liberal Arts
2020 Enrollment: 1,076
2019 Enrollment: 1,129
2018 Enrollment: 1,229
Demographics: Students come from 42 states, Puerto Rico and 14 foreign countries. (Fall 2020)
Race/Ethnicity: 35.6% of the student body is comprised of minority students. (Fall 2020)
Male/Female Ratio (percentage): 42% male, 58% female. (Fall 2020)
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 14 to 1
Average ACT (2020 freshmen): 20.6
Average GPA (2020 freshmen): 3.21
Tuition & Fees: $30,988
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.
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.
The Briar Cliff Chargers field varsity teams in 15 different sports. The Chargers compete in the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC), which is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).
Mascot: Bolt (Horse)
Colors: Blue and gold
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
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