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.

Website: www.creighton.edu/

Private
Co-ed
4,255
Undergraduate
Students
(56.2%) 2,391 Women
(43.8%) 1,864 Men
4,399
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
72% of 9,727 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
December 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.79
SAT Math
603 average
550-650 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
576 average
520-640 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
27 average
25-30 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$54,952
Tuition and Fees
$39,916
Room and Board
$11,036
Average Percent of Need Met
83%
Average Freshman Award
$29,125
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$35,766
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
573
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 16% of classes
10-19 students: 28% of classes
20-29 students: 29% of classes
30-39 students: 16% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 6% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Omaha Population
421,570
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Omaha
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
57% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Bluejay
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
9.5% Asian
2.7% Black/African-American
8.3% Hispanic/Latino
4.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.4% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
72.6% White
1.3% Unknown
International Students
2.6% from 27 countries
First-Year Students Returning
89.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
72.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
61%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
33.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 2 3
Foreign Language 2 3
Social Studies 2 4
History    
Academic Electives 3  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required March 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
2500 California Plaza
City, State, Zip
Omaha, NE 68178-0001
Phone
(402) 280-2703
Fax
(402) 280-2685
E-mail
admissions@creighton.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
December 1
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
Rolling

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
72% of 9,727 applicants were admitted
Women
Not reported
Men
Not reported
Students Enrolled
Not reported
Women
694 admitted students enrolled
Men
512 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
Not reported
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.79
3.75 and Above
58%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
11%
3.00 - 3.24
7%
2.50 - 2.99
5%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
603 average
550-650 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
12%
Score of 600 - 700
44%
Score of 500 - 600
35%
Score of 400 - 500
8%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
576 average
520-640 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
8%
Score of 600 - 700
25%
Score of 500 - 600
54%
Score of 400 - 500
13%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
27 average
25-30 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
25%
Score of 24 - 29
56%
Score of 18 - 23
18%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 33%
Top quarter: 69%
Top half: 93%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$54,952
Tuition and Fees
$39,916
Room and Board
$11,036
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Other Expenses
$2,800
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
finaid@creighton.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline January 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning February 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002542
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
952 (85.2%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
672 (70.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
672 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
203 (30.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
83%
Average Award
$29,125
Need-Based Gift
Received by 672 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $21,759
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 503 (74.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,505
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 175 (26.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
429 (38.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $17,630

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
2,693 (67.5%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
2,159 (80.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,155 (99.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
560 (26.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
79%
Average Award
$28,732
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,087 (96.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $21,635
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,710 (79.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,468
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 421 (19.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
1,606 (40.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $16,224

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
54%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$35,766
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
7.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Business, Education, Military Science
Number of Awards
3,151
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Dance, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
19
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Members of Minorities
Number of Awards
97
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,177
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • American Indian/Native American Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Computer Programming/Programmer, General
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Environmental Science
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • Information Technology
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Latin Teacher Education
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Music, General
  • Musical Theatre
  • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sustainability Studies
  • Theology/Theological Studies
  • Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Biological/life sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
573
Part-Time Faculty
317
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
57%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 16% of classes
10-19 students: 28% of classes
20-29 students: 29% of classes
30-39 students: 16% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 6% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 28% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 35% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 21% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 8% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 7% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs
Over 100 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
404
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Science, Master of Investment Management and Financial Analysis, Master of Accounting, Master of Business Administration, Master of Finance, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Arts, Master of Education

Master's Programs of Study

  • Adult Nursing
  • Allied Health--General
  • Anatomy
  • Anthropology
  • Asian Studies
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Conflict Resolution and Mediation/Peace Studies
  • Counselor Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Elementary Education
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • English
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Immunology
  • International Affairs
  • Law
  • Maternal and Child/Neonatal Nursing
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Organizational Management
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacology
  • Physics
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • School Psychology
  • Secondary Education
  • Theology
  • Western European Studies
  • Writing

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Business Administration, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Doctor of Medicine, Juris Doctor, Doctor of Occupational Therapy, Doctor of Pharmacy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Adult Nursing
  • Allied Health--General
  • Allopathic Medicine
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Dentistry
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Immunology
  • Law
  • Maternal and Child/Neonatal Nursing
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Psychiatric Nursing

Location and Setting


Omaha Population
421,570
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Omaha
Campus Size
139 acres

Weather

Temperature
10.9 average low in January, 83.7 average high in September
Rain
100 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Omaha
Nearest Train Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Omaha

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
57% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
43%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
shuttle buses, lighted pathway/sidewalks, self-defense education, crime prevention officer, violence intervention and prevention center

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Bluejay
School Colors
Blue and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Crew x x    
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Golf x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Tennis x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Crew x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Tennis x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Crew    
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Tennis x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, golf, racquetball, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, birdcage, hui o hawaii, pre-med society, partners against cancer, american pharmacists association academy of student pharmacist
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
4,255
Women
2,391 (56.2%)
Men
1,864 (43.8%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
4,011
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
9.5% Asian
2.7% Black/African-American
8.3% Hispanic/Latino
4.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.4% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
72.6% White
1.3% Unknown
International Students.
2.6% from 27 countries
Average Age
21
All Graduate Students
4,399

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
89.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
72.9%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
80%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
81.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
61%
Average Starting Salary
61%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
33.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Business 8%
Law 9%
Arts and Sciences 10%
Medicine 12%

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