Briar Cliff University

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University Overview

Established in 1930, Briar Cliff University is a non-profit private multidisciplinary higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Sioux City (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Iowa. Officially accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Briar Cliff University (BCU) is a very small (uniRank enrollment range: 1,000-1,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. Briar Cliff University (BCU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 92 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy This higher education institution has an open admission policy. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. BCU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Acronym BCU
Founded 1930
Motto Mater Gratiae Caritas
Mother of Grace, Love
Colours Blue and gold

University Location

Address 3303 Rebecca Street
Sioux City
51104 Iowa
United States
Tel +1 (712) 279 5321
Fax +1 (712) 279-1632

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type None, open admission policy
Admission Rate 60-70%
Admission Office 3303 Rebecca Street, PO Box 2100
Sioux City 51104-2100
(712) 279 5200
800 662 3303

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 1,000-1,999
Academic Staff 50-99
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Catholic Christian-Catholic Franciscan -

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Basic Classification Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields
2000 Classification Baccalaureate Colleges--General
Size & Setting Four-year, very small, primarily residential institution
Enrollment Profile High undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, medium full-time, inclusive, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Arts & sciences focus, some graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Briar Cliff University's Library
Briar Cliff University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 50,221 physical volumes, 726 physical media, 60,757 digital/electronic medium and 55 licensed digital/electronic databases.
Housing Yes
Briar Cliff University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 566 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Institutional Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
  • National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)

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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
  • Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)

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