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Admissions

As a prospective student, there's never been a better time to apply to Briar Cliff University. As one of the country’s most service and outreach-oriented universities, Briar Cliff was founded in 1930 by the Sisters of Saint Francis of Dubuque, with a mission to educate students in the Franciscan tradition of service, caring and openness to all.

Today, we still stick true to those roots. So whether you're a traditional high school student, a transfer student, a graduate student or seeking to complete a degree you started many years ago — apply today and let Briar Cliff help you achieve your dream.

Undergrad Group

Undergraduate Admission


If you are a current high school student or graduate, a transfer student, an international student or a first-time freshman of any age, take the first steps to a distinguished higher education.

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Graduate Admission

Graduate Admission


For professionals and those with bachelor's degrees looking to earn a graduate degree at Briar Cliff, take the next steps to advance and reach your full personal and professional potential.

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Degree Completion

Degree Completion


If you already have some college credit, finish your bachelor's degree through online or evening classes, without sacrificing your personal and professional responsibilities.

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