Briar Cliff University
Perched on a scenic hilltop where three states meet, Briar Cliff University is a private, Catholic Franciscan institution that attracts students who dream about making a difference in the world.
As one of the country’s most service and outreach-oriented universities, Briar Cliff was founded in 1930 by the Sisters of Saint Francis of Dubuque, with a mission to educate students in the Franciscan tradition of service, caring and openness to all.
More than three-quarters of classes at Briar Cliff are taught by full-time faculty — not adjunct instructors or graduate assistants — meaning students are able to form lasting relationships with professors; working side-by-side on research, internship placements and networking opportunities.
Beyond the classroom, Briar Cliff is nationally recognized for its community outreach. Students spend 10,000 hours annually spearheading service projects across the community, the region, the nation and the world.
General Information (2017-2018)
Financial Aid: 712-279-5200
|FAFSA Code: 001846
ACT Code: 1276
SAT Code: 6046
|Priority Deadline for Financial Aid: March 1||Minimum Admission Requirement: 19 ACT, 2.5 GPA|
|Enrollment: 1,117||Estimated Books & Supplies: $1,339|
|Tuition & Fees: $29,606||On-Campus Room & Board: $8,640|
|Types of Programs: Nursing, Education, Business Administration, Social Work, Kinesiology & Human Performance|
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