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Briar Cliff Reports Enrollment Growth

Sep 24, 2020

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Briar Cliff Financial Aid

Four Keys to Understanding Financial Aid

Apr 15, 2020

If you are or have a college student, there are a few basic, very important concepts you should understand about financial aid. ...


Briar Cliff University Waives ACT/SAT Scores

Mar 30, 2020

Briar Cliff University waives ACT/SAT scores for high school seniors to help ease concerns for students caused by COVID-19. ...


Briar Cliff University to host annual WINGS Conference

Mar 4, 2020

Approximately 250 8th grade young women from across the Siouxland area schools will be attending the annual WINGS Conference on March 6th at Briar Cliff University. WINGS is an annual conference that encourages 8th grade young women in Siouxland to take classes and pursue careers in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). ...


Briar Cliff signs social work articulation agreement with Little Priest Tribal College

Jan 27, 2020

Briar Cliff University has signed an articulation agreement with Little Priest Tribal College (LPTC) of Winnebago, Nebraska, allowing students with an associate degree in liberal arts to conveniently complete their Bachelor of Social Work degree through Briar Cliff. ...


Eastern Iowa Community Colleges and Briar Cliff University Join Forces to Provide New Opportunities to Social Work Students

Nov 25, 2019

Briar Cliff University and Eastern Iowa Community Colleges (EICC) have entered into an exciting new agreement, allowing EICC graduates to seamlessly transfer to Briar Cliff University’s online Bachelor of Social Work Program. ...


Move-In Day Tips - Welcome to The Cliff!

Jul 30, 2019

We are excited and ready to welcome you to Briar Cliff University in the upcoming weeks. The energy on campus during move-in is like no other and full of excitement for the upcoming academic year. Here are a few tips to prepare you for an easy and successful move-in experience. ...


Camino a la Universidad de Briar Cliff - Pathway to Briar Cliff University

Jul 25, 2019

La Universidad Briar Cliff ofrecerá un día de visita para estudiantes de secundaria de habla hispana y sus familias a partir de las 3:30 p.m. el viernes 9 de agosto en el Centro St. Francis de Briar Cliff. Briar Cliff University will host a visit day for Spanish-speaking high school students and their families starting at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, August 9 in the St. Francis Center on the Briar Cliff campus. ...


How to Earn a Scholarship in Less Than 30 Minutes

Jan 15, 2019

Did you know incoming and current students can apply for Briar Cliff scholarships? There are over 200 Annual and Endowed scholarships available for freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are currently enrolled full-time taking campus-based classes. Follow these 5 simple steps to be considered for a scholarship for the next semester. Apply now! ...


BCU to host Lessons of Leadership for area students

Jan 10, 2019

Area high school and college students are invited to a unique leadership development opportunity, “Lessons of Leadership,” hosted by Briar Cliff University’s Department of Business Administration on Tuesday, February 5. ...


Briar Cliff announces new appointment

Jul 12, 2018

Briar Cliff University is pleased to announce that Matt Thomsen has been appointed as Vice President for Enrollment Management on the University’s President’s Cabinet under the leadership of Interim President Rachelle Karstens. ...


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Briar Cliff announces new appointments

Feb 16, 2018

Briar Cliff University is pleased to announce two new appointments to the University’s President’s Cabinet under the leadership of Interim President Rachelle Karstens. ...


Iowa Private College Week

Briar Cliff University hosts campus tours for Iowa Private College Week

Jul 27, 2017

Briar Cliff University will host a week of open houses and campus tours from July 31 through August 4 for high school students and their families for Iowa Private College Week. ...


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Briar Cliff University announces 2017 presidential scholars

May 23, 2017

Briar Cliff University is pleased to announce four recipients of the full-tuition Presidential Scholarship, the highest scholarship awarded by Briar Cliff to incoming first-year students. ...


2017 Bishop's Scholars

Diocese of Sioux City announces incoming Bishop's Scholars to Briar Cliff University

Apr 26, 2017

The scholarships to Briar Cliff University are awarded to students who exemplify initiative, demonstrate leadership in their community as well as have a strong academic performance and active faith life. ...


STUDENT BLOG: 5 things every high schooler should know about the college search process

Apr 13, 2017

The college search process can be daunting. Here are a few tips to get you started, from a BCU student who's been there. ...