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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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Summer of swashbuckling: Book club tackles Monte Cristo, other classics

Jul 12, 2015

If you think the tale of a wrongly imprisoned sailor in 19th century France makes for an unusual summertime read, chances are Megan Aschoff will nod her head in agreement.

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Jun 25, 2015

Briar Cliff unveils new DPT program and campus

Jun 25, 2015

High school students get hands-on experience at BCU Nursing Camp

Jun 22, 2015

Briar Cliff DNP program receives accreditation

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