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We are the Catholic, Franciscan learning place. Here, each person's dignity is appreciated and celebrated, providing a powerful sense of community and a place to pursue a private, liberal arts education that shapes more than your résumé — it shapes your character.

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We believe in higher education within a Catholic, liberal arts perspective.

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

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“Swimming with the Sharks” entrepreneurs awarded $4,000 for business ideas

Feb 23, 2017

Local entrepreneurs were awarded $4,000 after pitching their business ideas in the 2017 “Swimming with the Sharks” contest, held Feb. 23 at Briar Cliff University.

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Feb 20, 2017

Students helping students: Briar Cliff's academic peer mentors provide support

Feb 19, 2017

Financial aid influences Class of ’21 student's decision to attend Briar Cliff

Feb 18, 2017

Pro-bono physical therapy clinic helps Siouxland’s uninsured, underinsured
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