Briar Cliff University

Briar Cliff University
3303 Rebecca Street
Sioux City, Iowa 51104
(800) 662-3303
Year Founded: 1930
President: Dr. Rachelle Karstens
Enrollment: 1,229
Briar Cliff University

Briar Cliff University is a four-year, Catholic-Franciscan liberal arts college located in Sioux City, Iowa. Briar Cliff is a community committed to higher education within a liberal arts and Catholic perspective. In the Franciscan tradition of service, caring and openness to all, Briar Cliff emphasizes quality education for its students, combining a broad intellectual background with career development. The University challenges its members to grow in self-awareness and in their relationships to others and to God.

Distinctive Facts & Features
  • Founded by the Sisters of Saint Francis of Dubuque, IA
  • Student body comprised of students from 42 states and 26 foreign countries
  • 100% of first-time, full-time students receive financial aid
Student Profile
  • Male: 42%
  • Female: 58%
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 14 to 1
Most Popular Majors
  • Nursing
  • Social Work
  • Tuition: $32,202
  • Estimated Total Direct Cost: $41,744
Financial Aid Data
  • Average Financial Award: $23,000 (including federal and state grants)
  • First-time, full-time student receiving aid: 100%
  • All students receiving aid: 93.3%
Athletics and Intramural Activities
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Track & Field
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Cross Country
  • Wrestling
  • Volleyball
  • Softball
  • Cheer
  • Dance
Co-curricular Activities
  • Over 30 student organizations

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