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Rapid need-to-know highlights, to help you feel informed about The Cliff.

Be part of a small community built on big outcomes. A welcoming campus that combines rich academics with a tradition of service. A place you can build, create and unleash.


A home away from home.

Briar Cliff University's campus sits on top of a 70- acre hilltop overlooking Sioux City, IA. This location supplies the perfect blend of city life and opportunities while providing our students a safe and secure atmosphere in which to live and learn.


Whether you are on-campus, online, or attending school at another location, Briar Cliff was built on the values of creating a caring community and we are known for doing just that.

Here you will receive that one on one attention and can expect to form personal connections with all your advisors, professors, campus-faculty, staff, and coaches.

This is the perfect place to make the friends and develop the relationships that will last you a lifetime.


Over 1,100 Students from 42 states and 24 countries.


We know that college is expensive. At Briar Cliff University, our Financial Aid department is dedicated to doing everything we can to offer our incoming and current students countless scholarships opportunities to help ensure your Briar Cliff education investment is affordable.

98% percent of first time, full time students earn scholarships from BCU.

Your total investment will vary depending on the type of student you are. Complete our cost calculator to get a good idea of what your Briar Cliff aid package will likely look like. All official award letters require completion of the Free Application of Federal Student Aid (FASFA). FAFSA Code for BCU is #001846.


There are too many to list, but Briar Cliff is excited to offer several award-winning undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate degree programs that you can explore. While many of our undergraduates go to join the working world after their time on The Cliff. Some go on to finish their degrees in the following professions: Chiropractic, Dentistry, Law, Medicine, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, and Physical Therapy, and Veterinary Medicine.


Student clubs and organizations can provide real ways to bolster your character, gain leadership experience, and meet new people. The best way to make your Briar Cliff University experience your own is to get involved. Take a look — what interests you?


Briar Cliff competes in the Great Plains Athletics Conference (GPAC), which is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).

Men's Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Soccer, Wrestling, Track & Field, and Cross Country.
Women's Sports: Basketball, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Track & Field, Cross Country, and Volleyball.

Would you like to play a sport in college? Ask about our athletic scholarship opportunities. Contact us to get in touch with our team and start the recruitment process.