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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 40 states and 18 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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Out of a hill covered in briar patches, a thriving university sprouted.

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Lila Frommelt Memorial Golf Classic raises record amount for student scholarships

Aug 13, 2016

The annual Lila Frommelt Memorial Golf Classic, held by Briar Cliff University on Aug. 1 at the Sioux City Country Club, raised a record amount this year. Supporters generated more than $70,000, with all proceeds benefitting the Briar Cliff University fund for student scholarships.

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Aug 12, 2016

Briar Cliff University receives $72,925 grant from the Gilchrist Foundation

Aug 8, 2016

U.S. Dept. of Education awards $2.3M grant to Briar Cliff Talent Search Program

Jul 17, 2016

‘Pokemon Go’ reveals where virtual meets reality on the Briar Cliff campus
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