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Briar Cliff University is a private institution that was founded in 1930. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,030, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 70 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Briar Cliff University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (Midwest), 39. Its tuition and fees are $26,650 (2013-14).
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Approximately 1,100 students come to Briar Cliff University for a value-based education in the Franciscan traditions of academic excellence and career success. Briar Cliff students thrive in an environment that supports their personal growth and professional promise. They receive individualized attention and enjoy a campus-wide commitment to technology. Generous scholarships enable students from all economic circumstances to share in the Briar Cliff experience. Numerous internships, field studies, and research opportunities are hallmarks of Briar Cliff's hands-on approach to career preparation. Briar Cliff graduates boast an impressive career placement and a high acceptance rate to graduate schools or professional programs.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||Roman Catholic|
When applying to Briar Cliff University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due September 1. The application fee at Briar Cliff University is $20. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 62.5 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||62.5%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||September 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Briar Cliff University is 12:1, and the school has 62.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Briar Cliff University include: Health Professions and Related Programs; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Education; Physical Sciences; and Biological and Biomedical Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 64.8 percent.
Briar Cliff University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,030, with a gender distribution of 44.3 percent male students and 55.7 percent female students. Briar Cliff University is part of the NAIA athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NAIA|
Campus Info & Services
Briar Cliff University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Briar Cliff University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Briar Cliff University, 80 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Briar Cliff University.
|Students who have cars on campus||80%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At Briar Cliff University, 87.5 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $7,084.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$26,650 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$7,660 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data