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Briar Cliff University

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1930
Affiliation: Roman Catholic
Academic calendar: Trimester
Undergraduate student body: 1,095
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $9,465,357
Admissions Address

3303 Rebecca Street, Box 2100
Sioux City, IA 51104

Website

http://www.briarcliff.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@briarcliff.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.2
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Ms Sharisue Wilcoxon
Admissions office telephone: (712) 279-5200
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: N/A
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $20
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: Yes
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Tuition deposit: $150 (Refundable by May 1)
Room deposit: $150 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 3
Science 3 3
Lab 0 0
Foreign language 2 2
Social studies 1 1
History 1 2
Academic electives 1 1
Total academic units 16 16

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: September 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: September 1
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Not considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 71%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 71%
Total applicants: 1,351
Total acceptances: 960
Total freshman enrollment: 260
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 588
Male acceptances: 417
Male freshman enrollment: 129
 
Female applicants: 763
Female acceptances: 543
Female freshman enrollment: 131
Out-of-state freshmen: 49%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 0
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 0
Students enrolled from waiting list: 0

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 13%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 30%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 62%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 95%
Average high school GPA: 3.2
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 100%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 5%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 400 – 600
Math: 430 – 610
Combined: 830 – 1210

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 9.0% N/A
600-699 18.0% 25.0%
500-599 9.0% 33.0%
400-499 55.0% 42.0%
300-399 9.0% N/A
200-299 N/A N/A

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 94%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 17 – 23
Math: 18 – 24
Composite: 19 – 24

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 2.0% 2.0% 2.0%
24-29 24.0% 23.0% 28.0%
18-23 65.0% 47.0% 49.0%
12-17 9.0% 27.0% 21.0%
6-11 N/A 1.0% N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 

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