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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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Chicago social work pioneer receives BCU's 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award

May 23, 2016

Nationally renowned social worker "Bernie" Wong graduated from Briar Cliff knowing she wanted to make a difference in the world around her.

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May 22, 2016

Highlights from Briar Cliff University's 85th Commencement Ceremony

May 21, 2016

Briar Cliff University announces Class of 2016 commencement graduates

May 17, 2016

Briar Cliff Enactus team shines on the national stage, again

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