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DEGREE OFFERED ONLINE

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FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.

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Briar Cliff University

1990 Heath St, Waterloo, IA

Briar Cliff University is a nonprofit private university that has many degree programs available for students to choose from. The school is located in Sioux City, IA, in a predominantly urban area. The Roman Catholic affiliation of this school is an important part of the history, education and curriculum that defines the school. Over 1,200 students enroll at Briar Cliff University yearly.

Areas of study offered at Briar Cliff University include:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Education
  • Public Administration And Social Services

The school operates under an open enrollment policy, accepting any students that meet the basic requirements for admission. Submission of school records, test scores, and letters of recommendations may be requested for certain programs. More information on admissions can be found at briarcliff.edu.

Tuition is approximately $27,000 annually, though it may vary based on any number of circumstances. Students may visit the school's net price calculator to determine a more personalized cost estimate. The price of on-campus housing is around $4,100 annually. Some students at Briar Cliff University may be eligible for financial aid, which is generally offered in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

The Briar Cliff University Chargers participate in several intercollegiate athletic programs, within the NAIA organization. Available sports offered may include but not limited to:

  • Baseball (NAIA Division II)
  • Basketball (NAIA Division II)
  • Track & Field (NAIA Division II)

For a complete list of academic programs offered, enrollment information, financial aid details, and more, please visit the school's website at http://www.briarcliff.edu.

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may give an overview of the applicants Briar Cliff University accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Briar Cliff University has a total student population of about 1,200, with undergraduate students making up about 79% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • The estimated tuition range is around $31,000-$37,000 per year
  • Part time students pay in the range of $1,000 to $1,200 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid100%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships100%$23,981
Receiving Student Loans94%$7,292
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Briar Cliff University may offer student services including:

  • Online course work available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Helping students find work after graduation

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
  • Master's Degree in Nursing (MSN) Program

Intercollegiate Athletics

Briar Cliff University is a Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), with many of the sports belonging to the NAIA Division II classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Great Plains Athletic Conference)
  • Basketball (Great Plains Athletic Conference)
  • Track and Field (Great Plains Athletic Conference)
  • Football (Great Plains Athletic Conference)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Other Sports
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Programs Offered

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  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • English Language and Literature

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Public Administration and Social Services

  • Theology and Religious Vocations

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