Home to about 817 undergraduates in 2020, Briar Cliff is a small, private university located in Sioux City, Iowa. This urban setting might be best suited for students who like the fast-paced city life. Should you tire of the campus however, Briar Cliff offers a “study abroad” program. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by Briar Cliff can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our Briar Cliff Guide to Distance and Online Learning.
Some, but not all, schools with a religious affiliation may require a statement of faith or religious studies component. Contact the school to see what their requirements are. If an affinity with the Roman Catholic faith interests you, check out our ranking of The Best Roman Catholic Colleges and Universities.
For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit Briar Cliff Disability Services.
While not a "service academy", Briar Cliff does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. Undergraduates have access to one or more ROTC programs. For more information, check out our Briar Cliff for Veterans Guide.
Briar Cliff offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.
* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.
Briar Cliff has a comparatively small, student body. There were 817 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 587 (71.8%). Part-time attendance was 230 (28.2%).
Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, Briar Cliff receives top marks for overall diversity. We rank Briar Cliff #110 out of 3,451.
The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.
You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at Briar Cliff by looking closer at the ethnic, gender, age, and geographic diversity metrics from the Briar Cliff Diversity Guide.
Briar Cliff has a total of 455 student athletes, 311 men and 144 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.
|Total Revenue (all teams)||$4,355,856|
|Total Expenses (all teams)||$4,355,856|
For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Briar Cliff University Athletics