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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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Briar Cliff University announces 2017 presidential scholars

May 23, 2017

Briar Cliff University is pleased to announce four recipients of the full-tuition Presidential Scholarship, the highest scholarship awarded by Briar Cliff to incoming first-year students.

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May 20, 2017

Briar Cliff University holds 86th commencement ceremony

May 19, 2017

Briar Cliff recognizes nursing majors, graduates and white coat recipients

May 17, 2017

Alumna Cy Wakeman to students: “Wisdom comes from questioning”
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