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What Makes Us Special

About Briar Cliff University

Briar Cliff University is a nationally recognized, academically rigorous, liberal arts university located in Sioux City, Iowa. With a deep commitment to openness and respect for the individual rooted in our Catholic Franciscan tradition, Briar Cliff shapes the hearts, minds and lives of its students. Because teaching and learning at Briar Cliff focuses on outcomes, graduates enjoy an outstanding placement rate and are equipped to be successful in the workplace and beyond.

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Admissions  Help

Middle 50% ACT Range For Freshman Class*

English18-24
Mathematics17-25
Reading19-25
Science20-24

* ACT Writing component not required.

Average High School GPA of Freshman Class: 3.205

Freshman Class Geographical Profile  Help

Enrollment  Help

Gender: All Undergraduates  Help

Women 56%
Men 44%

Diversity: All Undergraduates  Help

Freshmen Returning For Sophomore Year: 70%  Help

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Price of Attendance in 2015-16  Help

Percent of Freshmen Receiving Aid by Type  Help

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Average Undergraduate Loans  Help
Owed At Graduation 
$28,712

Tuition and Fees History  Help

About Our Faculty  Help

Faculty Information

Student Faculty Ratio 14:1
Full-time Faculty with highest degree 79%

Undergraduate Class Size

Number of Students 2-19 20-39 40-99 100+ Total
Number of Classes 143 71 8 0 222

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