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Pursue a private, liberal arts education that shapes more than your résumé — it shapes your character. Home to more than 1,100 students from 31 states and nine countries, Briar Cliff provides a powerful sense of community. We are the Catholic Franciscan Learning Place, where each person’s dignity is appreciated and celebrated. Request more info »

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We believe in a higher education within a Catholic perspective.

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Out of a hill covered in briar patches, a thriving university sprouted.

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Students earn national recognition for community service

Dec 22, 2014

Briar Cliff University has been named to the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the fifth consecutive year.

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