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Study at Briar Cliff University

The 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.

Course Topics

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.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, Briar Cliff had 1, 138 students enrolled (1, 030 full-time equivalent).

Student Life
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 CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management74business management, human resources, accounting, business and related services, management information systems
Nursing and Emergency Medicine56registered nursing
Education and Teaching27elementary school teaching, education, secondary teaching, art Education
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy23health and physical education, exercise science
Medical Support and Technology15radiation therapist, clinical lab tech
Liberal Arts15history, English, political science, liberal arts and sciences, social studies, Spanish language, sociology, English composition
Science13biology, chemistry
Family and Social Work11social work
Therapy and Counselling8psychology
Photography and Commercial Art7commercial art, film and photography
Security and Law Enforcement5criminal justice and administration
Art Studies3art studies
Conservation and Resource Management2environmental science
Computer Science and Engineering2computer science
Drama and Performing Arts0drama
Religion and Philosophy0theology

Contact: Briar Cliff

Briar Cliff University

3303 Rebecca St

Sioux City, IA 51104

General Phone: (712) 279-5321


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