Briar Cliff University


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Briar Cliff University


  • 95% have a job after 6 months
  • 96% have a job after 1 year
  • N/A have a job after 2 years


$17,985 / year

Room and Board


Application deadline


Application fee


Educational Resources


Briar Cliff University Archives, Iowa Open Access Program, Sioux City Library Cooperative

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 84,540 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 10,409 current serial subscriptions.
  • 21,652 microforms.
  • 10,769 Audio/Visual items.
  • 4,084 e-books.

Museums & Art

The Galinsky Human Anatomy Lab; Clausen Art Gallery; Nursing Simulation Lab; Dible Digital Music Theory Lab; Roth Small Business Incubator; Integrated Multimedia Center



  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 142 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 18 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 44 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 73 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 613 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in some classrooms
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 225 students can be on the network at once.



nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service


reading, math, writing, study skills


career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, religious


on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life



  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 55% of students live in school housing.
  • The school does not provide assistance for off-campus housing.

Types of housing available

  • 11% of housing units are Singles.
  • 74% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 15% of housing units are Triples.
  • 0% of housing units are Apartments.
  • 0% of of housing units are some other type.
  • In total, there are 4 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 25% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.


  • 70% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Welcome Week; Artsplash; Homecoming; Cliff Stock; Haunted Tunnels; Cliff Top Movies; Saturday in the Park; Faculty Debates; BCU Theatre Productions; RHA Lecture/Concert; CMN Dance Marathon; Historic Fourth Street; Entrepreneur-in-Residence; Rivercade; Midnight at Plaza Bowl; Tysons Event Center attractions; Orpheum Theatre concerts and productions; Multi-Cultural Fair; Easter Egg Hunt; International Dinner; Sand Volleyball Tournaments; Kids College; Texas Hold-em Poker contest; 30-hour Fast; Family Weekend; Little Brother/Little Sister Weekend; Carmike, Promenade, and Riviera Theater shows
  • Student activities: choral groups, dance, drama/theater, literary magazine, musical theater, opera, radio station, student government, student newspaper
  • In total, there are about 36 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Psi Chi National Psychology Honor Society, Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society, and Theta Gamma Chapter Of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) BCCares
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Ethnic Relations Club
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Accounting Finance Club, Best Buddies, Campus Activity Board (CAB), Champions of Character Council of Athletes, Cheerleaders, CHOICES (Choosing Healthy Options in College Enhances Self) College Democrats, College Republicans, Criminal Justice Club, Dance Team, Education Club, Education Department Partnership Project, English and Writing Club, Ethnic Relations Club, Homecoming Committee, Honors Program Committee, Nursing Student Association (NSA), KLIF Radio, Mass Communications Club, Mentors in Violence Prevention, Peer Advising Leaders (PALS), Psychology Club, Residence Hall Association (RHA), Science Club, Social Work Club, SHRM (Society of Human Resource Management), Spanish Club, Student Alumni Association (SAA), Student Government Association SGA), SOURCE (Students for Openness, Understanding, Respect, Compassion and Equality), SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise), Theatre Club, Theo-Phil Club, Troubadours (Campus Visit Guides and Hosts)
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) Cliff News (weekly)


  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Omaha, NE (100), Sioux City, IA (10)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Omaha, NE (100)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Sioux City, IA (3)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 73% of students have a car on campus


  • School employment is available.
  • 25% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 700
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.
  • There are 0 fraternities
  • 0 fraternity houses
  • 0% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 0 sororities
  • 0 sorority houses
  • 0% of students are sorority members.


  • Army ROTC: Not offered
  • Navy ROTC: Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC: Not offered
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited, other

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