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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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“There’s better than Ramen,” Chef Mike told students at his Cooking Cultural Cuisine event at BCU. His aim is to give students recipes they can use in their residence hall rooms.

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