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Briar Cliff University

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  • United States, Sioux City
  • Founded in 1930
  • ID 1084000291

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~ $7,650 / year
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Quick Links ONLINE RESOURCES Map & Directions Campus Directory Events Calendar Newsroom ABOUT BRIAR CLIFF Our Mission Our History Accreditation Fast Facts University Leadership THE BEGINNING ... In 1929, only briar patches covered a 175-foot hill located on the western outskirts of Sioux City, Iowa. But two people — Mother Mary Dominica Wieneke, Major Superior of the Sisters of Saint Francis of Dubuque, Iowa, and the Most Reverend Edmond Heelan, Bishop of the Sioux City Diocese — had a vision. They envisioned that hill crowned with a Catholic college for women. Mother Dominica and Bishop Heelan met on March 9, 1929, with members of the Sioux City business community. These community leaders committed themselves to raising $25,000 to support the establishment of a college in Sioux City. On March 30, 1930, at the laying of the cornerstone for the first building, Heelan Hall, Bishop Heelan commented that, "the duty of education must not only prepare one for citizenship but also prepare one for eternity." This was truly the spirit of the education that the Sisters of Saint Francis brought to Sioux City. The 12 foundresses of the College were carefully chosen byMother Dominica. They were led by Sister Mary Servatius Greenen, who was named the first president. The College was dedicated on Sept. 18, 1930, and named Briar Cliff — after the hill on which it is located. Four days later, 25 women started classes in Heelan Hall, then the only building on campus. A SHIFT IN FOCUS ... In 1937, Briar Cliff's two-year education program was expanded to four years. The subsequent years saw rapid growth in the student population and the campus. In 1965, fifty-five men were admitted to the College; and Briar Cliff formally became a coeducational college in 1966 with the admission of 150 full-time male students. In addition to its liberal arts and sciences curriculum, the College added professional programs to serve the needs of its students. The innovative “Weekend College” program started in the fall of 1979, and became the basis for the University’s successful adult degree completion programs. In 1980, Briar Cliff added a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program, soon recognized as one of the region’s strongest. Master’s programs were implemented in the summer of 2001, and the college officially became a University on June 1, 2001. The first online courses were offered to students in 2006, as part of the degree completion program. The University’s first doctoral degree, a Doctorate of Nurse Practitioner (DNP) program, was introduced in 2013. TRANSFORMING CAMPUS ... Over the years, Briar Cliff adjusted to growth in students and academic programs by expanding its physical campus. A fourth-story wing was added to Heelan Hall in 1948; and the Bishop Mueller Library and Chapel of Our Lady of Grace were built in 1959. The sixties brought even more change, especially in the residential living area, when Alverno, Toller and Noonan Halls were completed. A new gymnasium, the Newman Flanagan Center, was constructed in 1982. In 1988, the Baxter-DiGiovanni Living & Learning Center became the first apartment-style living quarters on campus. The Stark Student Center opened in the fall of 2000. THE McCoy Arnold Center, an athletic training and fitness facility, opened in 2004; and facilities for student-athletes were further enhanced in 2012 with the acquisition of the Charger Dome indoor practice facility in South Sioux City, Neb. Renovation of the University’s main academic building, Heelan Hall, was completed in 2013. It included the addition of an 8,340-foot atrium, state-of-the art nursing, chemistry and biology laboratories and an integrated digital media lab. In 2015 Briar Cliff opened a secondary Sioux City campus, "Briar Cliff University at Mayfair," to support further graduate degree programming. The new campus contains-cutting edge health science laboratories and classroom space.

Education programs

Accounting

Bachelor of Accounting

  • English

    Language of instructions

  • Full-time

    Study mode

  • $7,650

    Fee for international students

  • $7,650

    Fee for domestic students

Administration

~ $7,650 / year

Bachelor of Administration

  • English

    Language of instructions

  • Full-time

    Study mode

  • $7,650

    Fee for international students

  • $7,650

    Fee for domestic students

Arts

~ $7,650 / year

Bachelor of Arts

  • English

    Language of instructions

  • Full-time

    Study mode

  • $7,650

    Fee for international students

  • $7,650

    Fee for domestic students

Biology

~ $7,650 / year

Bachelor of Biological

  • English

    Language of instructions

  • Full-time

    Study mode

  • $7,650

    Fee for international students

  • $7,650

    Fee for domestic students

Biomedicine

~ $7,650 / year

Bachelor of Biomedicine

  • English

    Language of instructions

  • Full-time

    Study mode

  • $7,650

    Fee for international students

  • $7,650

    Fee for domestic students

Business

~ $7,650 / year

Bachelor of Business

  • English

    Language of instructions

  • Full-time

    Study mode

  • $7,650

    Fee for international students

  • $7,650

    Fee for domestic students

Chemistry

~ $7,650 / year

Bachelor of Chemistry

  • English

    Language of instructions

  • Full-time

    Study mode

  • $7,650

    Fee for international students

  • $7,650

    Fee for domestic students

Computer Science

~ $7,650 / year

Bachelor of Computer Science

  • English

    Language of instructions

  • Full-time

    Study mode

  • $7,650

    Fee for international students

  • $7,650

    Fee for domestic students

Culturology

~ $7,650 / year

Bachelor of Culturology

  • English

    Language of instructions

  • Full-time

    Study mode

  • $7,650

    Fee for international students

  • $7,650

    Fee for domestic students

Dentistry

~ $7,650 / year

Bachelor of Dentistry

  • English

    Language of instructions

  • Full-time

    Study mode

  • $7,650

    Fee for international students

  • $7,650

    Fee for domestic students

Design

~ $7,650 / year

Bachelor of Design

  • English

    Language of instructions

  • Full-time

    Study mode

  • $7,650

    Fee for international students

  • $7,650

    Fee for domestic students

Education and Teaching

~ $7,650 / year

Bachelor of Education

  • English

    Language of instructions

  • Full-time

    Study mode

  • $7,650

    Fee for international students

  • $7,650

    Fee for domestic students

Environmental Studies

~ $7,650 / year

Bachelor of Environmental Studies

  • English

    Language of instructions

  • Full-time

    Study mode

  • $7,650

    Fee for international students

  • $7,650

    Fee for domestic students

History

~ $7,650 / year

Bachelor of History

  • English

    Language of instructions

  • Full-time

    Study mode

  • $7,650

    Fee for international students

  • $7,650

    Fee for domestic students

IT

~ $7,650 / year

Bachelor of IT

  • English

    Language of instructions

  • Full-time

    Study mode

  • $7,650

    Fee for international students

  • $7,650

    Fee for domestic students

Journalism

~ $7,650 / year

Bachelor of Journalism

  • English

    Language of instructions

  • Full-time

    Study mode

  • $7,650

    Fee for international students

  • $7,650

    Fee for domestic students

Law and Jurisprudence

~ $7,650 / year

Bachelor of Law & Jurisprudence

  • English

    Language of instructions

  • Full-time

    Study mode

  • $7,650

    Fee for international students

  • $7,650

    Fee for domestic students

Management

~ $7,650 / year

Bachelor of Management

  • English

    Language of instructions

  • Full-time

    Study mode

  • $7,650

    Fee for international students

  • $7,650

    Fee for domestic students

Marketing

~ $7,650 / year

Bachelor of Marketing

  • English

    Language of instructions

  • Full-time

    Study mode

  • $7,650

    Fee for international students

  • $7,650

    Fee for domestic students

Mathematics

~ $7,650 / year

Bachelor of Mathematics

  • English

    Language of instructions

  • Full-time

    Study mode

  • $7,650

    Fee for international students

  • $7,650

    Fee for domestic students

Media Communications

~ $7,650 / year

Bachelor of Media

  • English

    Language of instructions

  • Full-time

    Study mode

  • $7,650

    Fee for international students

  • $7,650

    Fee for domestic students

Medicine

~ $7,650 / year

Bachelor of Medicine

  • English

    Language of instructions

  • Full-time

    Study mode

  • $7,650

    Fee for international students

  • $7,650

    Fee for domestic students

Nursing

~ $7,650 / year

Bachelor of Nursing

  • English

    Language of instructions

  • Full-time

    Study mode

  • $7,650

    Fee for international students

  • $7,650

    Fee for domestic students

PR

~ $7,650 / year

Bachelor of Communication

  • English

    Language of instructions

  • Full-time

    Study mode

  • $7,650

    Fee for international students

  • $7,650

    Fee for domestic students

Pharmacy

~ $7,650 / year

Bachelor of Pharmacy

  • English

    Language of instructions

  • Full-time

    Study mode

  • $7,650

    Fee for international students

  • $7,650

    Fee for domestic students

Philology

~ $7,650 / year

Bachelor of Philology

  • English

    Language of instructions

  • Full-time

    Study mode

  • $7,650

    Fee for international students

  • $7,650

    Fee for domestic students

Psychology

~ $7,650 / year

Bachelor of Psychology

  • English

    Language of instructions

  • Full-time

    Study mode

  • $7,650

    Fee for international students

  • $7,650

    Fee for domestic students

Sociology

~ $7,650 / year

Bachelor of Sociology

  • English

    Language of instructions

  • Full-time

    Study mode

  • $7,650

    Fee for international students

  • $7,650

    Fee for domestic students

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  • Family Details
  • Letters of reccomendation (MA, PhD)
  • Declaration for financial support
  • Application fee
  • Letters of reccomendation (for undergraduate)
  • World Education Services evaluation
  • Health and Life Insurance
  • Research proposal outline (MA, PhD)
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  • Student visa
  • Online Application form
  • Motivation Letter

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