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Why Students Choose Briarcliffe College

Making the big move to college can be an overwhelming experience for some students. Leaving familiar surroundings. Saying goodbye to family and friends. Establishing a new circle of trusted supporters. That's why Briarcliffe College is the smart choice for Long Island area students who know they have what it takes to go far in life, but whose comfort level remains close to home.

If your goal is to acquire the knowledge, skills and confidence that can help prepare you for a career in your chosen area of interest, you're a lot like thousands of other students who have already discovered the collaborative spirit and individualized support Briarcliffe offers. Here are just a few key reasons for you to consider becoming a member of the Briarcliffe community.

A personalized, one-to-one approach to your education

At Briarcliffe, each day will be met one-to-one interactions with faculty, administrators, classmates, mentors and peers; a community of collaboration that can lead to a lifetime of personal and professional satisfaction and the achievement of your life's goals.

Market-driven, outcome-focused programs

Briarcliffe works closely with local businesses, seeking their input and utilizing their expertise to help shape academic programs and ensure our students receive a market-relevant education specifically designed to expand their employment opportunities in today's competitive job market. We offer career-focused programs in Accounting, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Graphic Design, Networking & Computer Technology and Paralegal Studies.

Flexibility that fits into your current lifestyle and responsibilities

At Briarcliffe, we understand you have a life outside of school. That's why we offer flexible class schedules that let you take advantage of day and evening classes. You may also be able to combine traditional classes with online coursework. And, some degree programs are offered entirely online through the interactive Briarcliffe College online portal. Options vary by location.

Convenient locations and easy access

As the Long Island community has grown, we have expanded our facilities to address the growing needs throughout Suffolk County and Queens to provide convenient access to day and evening classes for students across the entire metropolitan area. Our locations in Bethpage, Patchogue and Queens are all easily accessible and provide ample parking.

A growing community of students, faculty, advisors and alumni

Briarcliffe's outstanding faculty members are practicing professionals in their respective fields, enabling them to bring insightful, career-relevant knowledge and expertise into their classrooms. Our experienced Financial Aid Advisors are committed to helping you identify and purse your best options for helping to pay for your education. And our growing alumni population can provide contacts and connections for future career opportunities.

Connections to our Long Island communities

Briarcliffe has developed numerous relationships with business and organizations across Long Island that recognize the quality of our programs and the readiness of our graduates to fill open positions. These relationships can help give you an edge in today's competitive job market.

A lifelong commitment to career development and advancement

Our Career Services Department offers a range of services, including career development strategy, résumé and cover letter assistance, practice interviews, individual student consultations and much more. Briarcliffe College is committed to its students beyond graduation and provides continued career assistance and promotes the principles of lifelong learning and community involvement.

A complete college experience

At Briarcliffe, we believe a complete college experience encompasses more than quality academics and mentoring, so we offer everything from team athletics, clubs and student government to fraternities, sororities and other organized social activities.

At Briarcliffe College, help is never far away, so please feel free to contact us at any time to learn more about our school and programs or to apply for admission. Please note that not all programs are available at all locations.

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