Briar Cliff University is located in Sioux City, Iowa at 3303 Rebecca Street. Founded in 1930 by the Sisters of Saint Francis of Dubuque, Briar Cliff University is a four-year private liberal arts college, offering over fifty majors and concentrations.
Briar Cliff University is contemporary and dynamic. We provide students with an excellent education that prepares them for changing career paths, life-long learning, and service to others. Our cornerstone values are extraordinary respect and care, collaboration with authentic faith and learning, and responsible stewardship of God’s gifts.
At Briar Cliff University, students receive a top-notch education with small classes that give personal attention, as well as individualized advising. Our challenging course work will improve critical thinking skills, communication skills, and analytical abilities needed for a successful career.
We provide a variety of campus life services for students at Briar Cliff University. Our robust residential living options help to build independent living skills within a supportive atmosphere. Students can also take advantage of our student wellness programs that offer assistance with physical, emotional and spiritual health. There are many activities such as varsity sports, intramural sports, physical fitness classes, student organizations and study abroad programs to get involved in.
Our faculty are passionate about supporting students in their learning and research activities. The faculty are innovative teachers and tutors equipped for students to be successful in the 21st century. They also offer research opportunities that can help students expand their knowledge and experimentation beyond the classroom walls.
For those wishing to further their knowledge after graduation, Briar Cliff University offers graduate programs in physical therapy, nursing, education, human resource development, business administration and many more areas of study. Our graduate programs provide students with the knowledge needed to succeed in today's ever-evolving workforce.
At Briar Cliff University we strive to create an inclusive environment for everyone. We cultivate a campus culture that celebrates diversity through its people, programs and initiatives that develop thoughtful citizens for our world. We also aid students through service scholarships that give financial assistance to those who demonstrate leadership in the community through service projects or volunteering in non-profit organizations.
For over eighty years, Briar Cliff University has provided a home away from home while giving students the necessary tools they need to succeed. From our top-notch faculty to our service scholarship opportunities, our university is truly dedicated to helping students become ethical citizens of the world who make meaningful contributions to their communities. Experience the difference at Briar Cliff today and discover your unique potential!