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Briar Cliff University

Sioux City, Iowa

Briar Cliff University is a Catholic institution located in Sioux City, Iowa. Its student-centered liberal arts education shines with a structure specifically intended to develop students as both knowledgeable scholars as well as deeply caring, faith-driven servants.

Student Profile

Fall 2016 Enrollment
972 undergraduate students
81% of undergrad students are full time
52% male — 48% female
5% of students are from out of state

Faculty Profile

2016-2017 Academic Year
64 full-time faculty
58 part-time faculty
14 to 1 student/faculty ratio

Residence Life

Fall 2016
80% of first year students live on campus
44% of all students live on campus

High-Impact Practices

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First-Year Seminars and Experiences X
Common Intellectual Experiences X
Learning Communities X
Writing-Intensive Courses  
Collaborative Assignments and Projects X
Undergraduate Research X
Diversity/Global Learning X
Service Learning, Community-Based Learning X
Internships/Coops/Practicums X
Capstone Courses and Projects/Senior Experience X

RETENTION FALL 2016

79% of students began in Fall 2015 and returned in Fall 2016 (full time, first time freshmen)

6 YEAR GRADUATION RATE 2016

44% of students graduated in 6 years

ENROLLMENT BY RACIAL/ETHNIC CATEGORY - FALL 2016

Nonresident aliens 5%
Hispanic/Latino 15%
Black or African American 9%
White 66%
American Indian or Alaska Native 2%
Asian 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 1%
Two or more races 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown 0%

ACTIVITIES OFFERED

Campus Ministries X
Choral groups X
Concert band  
Dance X
Drama/theater X
International Student Organization X
Jazz band X
Literary magazine X
Marching band  
Model UN  
Music ensembles X
Musical theater  
Opera  
Pep band  
Radio station X
Student government X
Student newspaper X
Student-run film society  
Symphony orchestra  
Television station X
Yearbook  

COMMON CORE

Arts/fine arts X
Computer literacy X
English (including composition) X
Foreign languages X
History X
Humanities X
Mathematics X
Philosophy  
Sciences (biological or physical) X
Social science X

 

Other: Library Collections

CLASS SIZE BREAKDOWN

Size 2-9 10-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 100+ Total
Number of Classes 127 111 68 15 19 13 0 353

CAMPUS HOUSING OPTIONS FOR UNDERGRADUATES

Coed dorms X
Men’s dorms  
Women’s dorms  
Apartments for married students  
Apartments for single students  
Special housing for disabled students  
Special housing for international students  
Fraternity/sorority housing  
Cooperative housing  
Theme housing X
Wellness housing  
Other housing options  

ADMISSIONS

ADMISSIONS FALL 2016

1,491 Total Applicants
226 Total Admissions
210 Total Freshmen Enrollment

Selectivity
15.16% of applicants admitted

Admissions Deadlines for 2017-18 Admission

Rolling admission? Yes

Admissions Factors

Very Important
Academic GPA
Standardized test scores

Important
Rigor of secondary school record
Talent/ability
Character/personal qualities

Considered
Class rank
Application Essay
Recommendation(s)
Extracurricular activities

Freshmen Profile Fall 2016

  25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Critical Reading 420 490
SAT Math 440 540
SAT Writing    
SAT Essay    
ACT Composite 18 24
ACT Math 16 24
ACT English 16 23
ACT Writing    

TUITION AND COSTS

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

www.briarcliff.edu/financial-aid/net-price-calculator 

TUITION AND COSTS BEFORE FINANCIAL AID 2017-2018

Expenses  
Tuition $28,650
Fees $1,136
Total $29,786
   
Room and Board (on campus) $9,086
Estimated Total On Campus $38,872

FINANCIAL AID

Average Financial Aid Packages 2015-2016 final

$33,359 First year students
$14,647 All undergrads

Financial Aid Breakdown 2015-2016 final

26.4% on average, the percentage of need that was met
24% of financial need students that had need fully met

$14,647 Average need-based scholarship or grant award
$4,837 Average need-based loan

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