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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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OUR HISTORY ...

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

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Student-led autism awareness dance raises $1,800 for Sioux City's Pier Center

Apr 25, 2016

More than 60 students joined forces to raise more than $1,800 on April 23 at Briar Cliff University’s first autism awareness dance, referred to as “The Movement.”

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Apr 20, 2016

Briar Cliff announces commencement speakers, honored candidates for graduation

Apr 15, 2016

BCU students get the chance to spend summer in Spain

Apr 7, 2016

Dr. Hamid Shirvani announced as 10th president of Briar Cliff University

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