Study at Briar Cliff UniversityThe campus of Briar Cliff is in Sioux City, IA, which is a small city. Its Roman Catholic nature is one of the defining aspects of the school. Briar Cliff is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at the school include, at the school's highest level, the Post-Master's certificate.
Briar Cliff has a greater breadth of degree programs (majors) than most colleges of its size. The school is known for its programs in nursing and emergency medicine and nutrition and exercise therapy.
Briar Cliff Selectivity
Its open admissions system makes Briar Cliff an attractive choice for many applicants.
The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.
In 2007, Briar Cliff had 1, 138 students enrolled (1, 030 full-time equivalent).
The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. Briar Cliff values student athletics, and belongs to the Great Plains Athletic Conference. The school offers athletic financial aid to more of its students than do most colleges.
Briar Cliff Programs and Degrees
|General Category||Degrees||Most Common Majors |
|Business and Management||74||business management, human resources, accounting, business and related services, management information systems|
|Nursing and Emergency Medicine||56||registered nursing|
|Education and Teaching||27||elementary school teaching, education, secondary teaching, art Education|
|Nutrition and Exercise Therapy||23||health and physical education, exercise science|
|Medical Support and Technology||15||radiation therapist, clinical lab tech|
|Liberal Arts||15||history, English, political science, liberal arts and sciences, social studies, Spanish language, sociology, English composition|
|Family and Social Work||11||social work|
|Therapy and Counselling||8||psychology|
|Photography and Commercial Art||7||commercial art, film and photography|
|Security and Law Enforcement||5||criminal justice and administration|
|Art Studies||3||art studies|
|Conservation and Resource Management||2||environmental science|
|Computer Science and Engineering||2||computer science|
|Drama and Performing Arts||0||drama|
|Religion and Philosophy||0||theology|
Contact: Briar Cliff
Briar Cliff University
3303 Rebecca St
Sioux City, IA 51104
General Phone: (712) 279-5321
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