Briar Cliff University (BCU)

Sioux City, IA

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Briar Cliff University

Briar Cliff University

Most Popular Majors

All Majors & Degrees

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Environmental Science

Arts & Humanities

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Art/Art Studies
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts
English Composition
English Language and Literature
General Music
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Spanish Language and Literature
Theology/Theological Studies


Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Business Administration and Management
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration
Other Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Other Management Information Systems and Services

Communication & Media

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Commercial & Advertising Art
Graphic Design
Mass Communication/ Media Studies
Web Page, Digital Multimedia, Information Resources, and Graphic Design


Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Art Teacher Education
Elementary Education and Teaching
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Secondary Education

Fitness, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Health and Physical Education
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Sports Studies

Health & Medical Services

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Registered Nurse and Registered Nursing (RN)

Interdisciplinary Studies

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Other Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies

Life Science

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Biology/Biological Sciences
Other Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Major Associates Bachelors Masters

Natural Sciences

Major Associates Bachelors Masters

Security and Protective Service Careers

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement

Social Sciences

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Other Social Sciences
Political Science and Government
Social Sciences

Social Work

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Social Work


Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Computer Science

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BCU Ratings & Reviews

Overall Rating for Academics:

Rated 5 of 5 Stars 1 Review

100% of students gave Briar Cliff University 5 stars in Academics.

Student Ratings

Academics Rating

When I was on my visit we got to meet with one of the Nursing professors and he was very nice. He let me ask a ton of questions and tried his best to answer them. I love the fact the their student teacher ratio is low so you actually get to know your professors.

BCU Academic Details

Academic Calendar Semester
Average Freshman GPA 2.90
Retention Rate 57%
Minimum GPA to Graduate 2.50
Carnegie Class Baccalaureate Colleges--Diverse Fields
Orientation Month(s) Orientation for new students held in June, July, and August.

Specialty Study Options

  • Double Majors
  • Independent Study
  • Accelerated Study
  • Honors Program
  • Internships
  • Distance Learning

Domestic Off-Campus Semester-Away Programs

  • Other: Chicago Experience (Chicago Metropolitan Center).

Pre-Professional Programs

  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Veterinary
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Pre-Dentistry
  • Pre-Optometry
  • Other: engineering.

Class Sizes at Briar Cliff University

  • Fewer than 20 Students: 70%
  • 50 - 100 Students: 2%
  • 20 - 49 Students: 28%
  • 100+ Students: 0%
Fewer than 20 Students 70%
50 - 100 Students 2%
20 - 49 Students 28%
100+ Students 0%

Faculty Ethnic Diversity

  • Caucasian: 98
  • Latino: 1
  • Asian: 1
Caucasian 98
Latino 1
Asian 1

Faculty at Briar Cliff University

Total Faculty 94
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 13
Full-Time Professors 165
Male Faculty 48
Part-Time Professors 63
Women Faculty 46

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