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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.

Institution TypePrivate
Undergraduate Students4,203
   Women2,394 (57.0%)
   Men1,809 (43.0%)
Graduate Students4,190


Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate71% of 10,352 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedYes
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineRolling
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.76 (based on weighted GPAs)
SAT Math590 average
530-650 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading569 average
520-630 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing562 average
510-610 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite27 average
24-30 range of middle 50%


Cost of Attendance$52,206
Tuition and Fees
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met82%
Average Freshman Award$27,658
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates


Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size2-9 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 Population421,570
Nearest Metropolitan AreaOmaha
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 95% of freshmen, 60% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
Sororities56% 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 Students3.1% from 34 countries
First-Year Students Returning89.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Average 3.73 4.09 568 642 27
Low 3.30 3.50 520 530 18
High 4.00 4.70 650 690 32
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