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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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WHAT WE STAND FOR ...

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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Briar Cliff awarded grant to identify, help at-risk students

Aug 14, 2014

Briar Cliff University recently received a $78,044 College Success grant from Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation for the 2014-2015 academic year.

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