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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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BCU, Pier Center study helps children with autism learn to ride bikes

Aug 10, 2015

Are pedal-less bikes a safer, more effective alternative for training children with special needs? Briar Cliff's Department of Kinesiology and Human Peformance is conducting a study to find out.

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Aug 7, 2015

Briar Cliff awarded Gilchrist "challenge grant" for choral arts

Aug 3, 2015

Frommelt Memorial Golf Classic raises $46K for student scholarships

Jul 23, 2015

Briar Cliff part of Siouxland Coalition to fight human trafficking

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