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The Catholic, Franciscan Learning Place.


 

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.

 

Our Mission

Our Mission


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

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Our Leadership


Meet our administrators, who are committed and devoted to student success at BCU.

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Our History


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

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Briar Cliff President Awarded Inspiring Women of Iowa Advocate Award

Jul 15, 2020

Dr. Rachelle Karstens, Briar Cliff University President, has received the Inspiring Advocate for Women Award at the 2020 Inspiring Women of Iowa event. This annual event, hosted by the Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa, recognizes women of courage, confidence, and character who are making the world a better place.

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