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Briar Cliff: At a Glance


Location: Our campus is located on a beautiful hilltop in Sioux City, Iowa, with a metro-area population of more than 140,000. 

Enrollment: 1,110 students from 31 states and nine countries.

Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 14:1

Job Placement: 93 percent of Briar Cliff students find jobs in their chosen fields or advance to graduate schools within six months of graduation.

Undergraduate Studies: Briar Cliff offers undergraduate degrees in 33 fields of study, including six online degree completion programs for working adults.  

Graduate Studies: Briar Cliff offers graduate programs in several areas, including nursing, education, business, health care and human resource management. The university also offers a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. 

Financial Aid: 98 percent of Briar Cliff students receive some sort of financial assistance — that's over $23 million in federal, state and institutional funds. All awards require completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Briar Cliff's FAFSA code is 001846.

Student Activities: Briar Cliff has more than 30 student clubs and organizations. 

Athletics: The Briar Cliff Chargers field varsity teams in 17 different sports (eight men's teams and nine women's teams). The Chargers compete in the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC), which is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). For more information, visit the Briar Cliff athletic website.

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