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Creighton University
Omaha, NE
Creighton University was founded in 1878 by the Jesuit order of the Roman Catholic Church in Omaha, Nebraska. It was built upon 450 years of the Jesuit tradition of excellence. This is apparent in the quality and diversity of the academic programs, faculty and students at Creighton. Creighton is an ideal institution for students who know what they would like to study as well as for undecided students. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Arts and Sciences and Business Administration and the School of Pharmacy and Allied Health. Students are given the opportunity to become well rounded and to use what they have learned to make ethical and valuable contributions to the world. At Creighton there is something for everyone. Its 93-acre campus is located on the northwest edge of downtown Omaha.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 4,203
   Women 2,394 (57.0%)
   Men 1,809 (43.0%)
Graduate Students 4,190
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 71% of 10,352 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.76 (based on weighted GPAs)
SAT Math 590 average
530-650 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 569 average
520-630 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 27 average
24-30 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance $52,206
  Tuition and Fees $37,606
  Room and Board $10,600
Average Percent of Need Met 82%
Average Freshman Award $27,658
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 560
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 20% of classes
10-19 students: 28% of classes
20-29 students: 29% of classes
30-39 students: 15% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 5% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
Omaha Population 421,570
Nearest Metropolitan Area Omaha
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 95% of freshmen, 60% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Bluejay
Sororities 56% of women participate
Fraternities 37% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
9.5% Asian
2.4% Black/African-American
8.5% Hispanic/Latino
4.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.4% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
72.3% White
1.9% Unknown
International Students 3.1% from 34 countries
First-Year Students Returning 89.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 72.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 61%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported