Briar Cliff University

167 reviews
  1. Sioux City, IA
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B
Briar Cliff University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Great Plains Athletic Conference
Address
3303 Rebecca Street
Sioux City, IA 51104

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
62%
SAT Range
880-1090
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$19,271/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $13,637/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,949/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,006/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,229/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,557/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
92%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.12 responses
85%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.13 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.13 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
774Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
43%
Varsity Athletes
58%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 5 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    80%
  • ENTHUSIASTIC
    20%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
91%
Poll
85%
of students say they don't have Greek life.13 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.17 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 7 responses
Report
  • Opportunity
    57%
  • Family
    43%

After Briar Cliff University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
47%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.9 responses

Reviews

167 reviews
  • Excellent
    29
  • Very Good
    54
  • Average
    65
  • Poor
    11
  • Terrible
    8
Briar Cliff University has the best athletics department where everybody puts his own effort to reach success. The athletes work hard every day, they have planned training times, have gym training using the school facilities and take their meals together. The performance of the teams is excellent. The department of athletics releases at every start of the year the sports schedule, our teams are M/W soccer, M/W volleyball, M/W golf, football, M cross country, M/W basketball, softball. We have also a fan club, where any fan can sign up to support our Chargers. The Briar Cliff University promotes greatly athletic activities.
  • College Freshman
  • 4 months ago
The teachers invest a lot in their students. They want their students to succeed in whatever field they choose. They are always willing to sit and discuss schoolwork and help you figure out your future. The rest of campus isn't so great. Well, the campus is nice, everything is located on one hill so there is no commute, but the dorms could be better kept, the food is nothing to write home about, and students are severely overcharged for what they get. Once again, the teachers and campus are amazing. If only the rest of the school followed that lead.
  • Senior
  • 3 months ago
We have a ton of talented athletes at this school, but our weightlifting facilities aren't in the best condition and don't have ample size for the large number of athletes BCU houses. The weight room for all students, including non-athletes, has barely any free weights or lifting machines and a lot of cardio machines. The cardio machines don't all work though, which easily puts a damper on the work out. I believe coaches do their best to design a program around our small facilities, but as our athlete population grows, I believe the program should grow with it. Speaking of coaches, many of the coaches for football are hot-headed, which leaves many of my friends discouraged and causes them to lose their love for the sport.
  • College Sophomore
  • 12 months ago