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Briar Cliff University is a community committed to higher education within a liberal arts and Catholic perspective. In the Franciscan tradition of service, caring and openness to all, Briar Cliff emphasizes quality education for its students, combining a broad intellectual background with career development. The University challenges its members to grow in self-awareness and in their relationships to others and to God.

Our Values:

  • Our Catholic Franciscan identity, enhanced by the presence and sponsorship of the Dubuque Franciscan Sisters and the support of the Diocese of Sioux City
  • Our challenging academic environment, which includes a liberal arts education, career preparation, academic integrity and academic freedom
  • Our focus on the student, which promotes academic success and extra/co-curricular experiences
  • Our culture of service to our constituents, to the Siouxland community and beyond
  • Our appreciation of diversity and our respect for each person
  • Our commitment to shared governance and collaborative decision making
  • Our innovative response to change, which envisions a promising and confident future

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Additional Details

  • Undergraduate Degrees:Bachelor's
  • Undergraduate Enrollment:1042
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  • Student to Faculty Ratio:Unknown
  • Room and Board:7660
  • Student Diversity – % Asian/Pacific Islander:Unknown
  • Student Diversity -% Hispanic or Latino:Unknown
  • Student Diversity – % Black or African-American:Unknown
  • Student Diversity – % American Indian/Alaskan Native:Unknown
  • Year Established:1929
  • Accreditation:Higher Learning Commission
  • Price Range $26,650 (includes fees)
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