Students Say

The voices echoing from this Omaha school are resoundingly pleased with their choice to attend “a great Jesuit university focused on academics and creating well-rounded students.” Students are also active outside the classroom, getting “involved” in the campus and local community, and the school makes sure it churns a student out as a complete package: “academically, socially, culturally, faith-filled, and service-oriented.” Creighton wants to form students who are driven inside the classroom but “want to find deeper meanings in all that they do to enact change in the world.” Though classes are tough, the typical class size is small, which “makes discussion possible in nearly every class.”

Overview

Applicants
8,398
Acceptance Rate
73%
Average HS GPA
3.75

GPA Breakdown

56%
Over 3.75
18%
3.50 - 3.74
13%
3.25 - 3.49
8%
3.00 - 3.24
4%
2.50 - 2.99

Test Scores

SAT Reading
520 - 630
SAT Math
550 - 665
ACT Composite
24 - 29

Deadlines


Regular
February 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA

Overall

Students Say

The voices echoing from this Omaha school are resoundingly pleased with their choice to attend “a great Jesuit university focused on academics and creating well-rounded students.” Students are also active outside the classroom, getting “involved” in the campus and local community, and the school makes sure it churns a student out as a complete package: “academically, socially, culturally, faith-filled, and service-oriented.” Creighton wants to form students who are driven inside the classroom but “want to find deeper meanings in all that they do to enact change in the world.” Though classes are tough, the typical class size is small, which “makes discussion possible in nearly every class.” Likewise, professors are extraordinarily helpful and “know how to present material in an interesting manner for the most part.” Professors are all “exceptional” and really run the gamut “from quirky nerds to outspoken rebels to hilarious Jesuit priests.” Many students come here for medical school, allied health, or business school. There are also a variety of services offered, such as a tutoring program called “The Study,” where students get help from other students on a one-on-one basis. “Students at Creighton learn to enjoy the process, rather than just the product,” says one. Both the teaching staff and administration are highly accessible; office hours don’t seem to stop, and every Wednesday morning the much-loved president has breakfast with a different group of students to listen to their concerns and to talk about how life at Creighton is going. “At Creighton students come first, and it is as simple as that!” chirps a happy junior.

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
11:1
Total Faculty
827
with Terminal Degree
647

450
Men
377
Women
76
Minority
16
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
91%
Graduate in 5 years
99%
Graduate in 6 years
78%


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Internship

Prominent Alumni


Major General Marcia M. Anderson, BA'79
First African American female major general

Lt. Col. Michael Anderson, MS’90
Astronaut on 2003 Columbia mission (Deceased)

George Blue Spruce Jr., DDS’56
The nation’s first full-blooded American Indian dentist.

Dr. Barbara Braden, SJN’66, BSN’73
Developer of the Braden Scale, used in hospitals/nursing homes worldwide

Robert Heaney, BS’47, MD’51
Recognized by the NY Times as “the physician who set off the calcium craze"

John O’Brien, MS’58, MD’60
Researcher who discovered the genetic cause of Tay-Sachs disease (Deceased)

Paul Silas, BSBA’64
Former NBA player; retired in 1980 as one of the top rebounders in history

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
90
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA
School

Bottom Line

Students interested in enrolling at Creighton will face a tuition bill of roughly $33,796. Additionally, on-campus room and board should run students around $9,996. Further, undergrads typically spend around $1,200 for books and other academic supplies. Finally, students will also have to pay another $1,564 in required fees.

Bang For Your Buck

While some families might initially balk at the price tag ascribed to Creighton, rest assured that the university does all that it can in helping to ease the financial burden. Indeed, many students receive “generous financial aid package[s].” A freshman wholeheartedly agrees sharing, “[Creighton] love[s] to give everyone a chance with their scholarships and financial aid.” After all, an astounding 97 percent of the undergraduate population receives some form of need-based aid, with the average package around $27,558. While some of that definitely derives from loans, plenty of scholarship and grant money gets distributed. For example, students at the top of the applicant pool are considered for the Presidential Scholarship, which provides a renewable $25,000 award. And Diversity Scholarships offer a staggering $30,000 in renewable tuition scholarships to students who demonstrate a continuous commitment to diversity.

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$22,750

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$22,665

Average Need-Based Loan
$6,061

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$33,428

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
64%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$27,779

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$33,796
Required Fees
$1,564
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,200

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$4,316
Transportation for Commuters
$600

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall

Students Say

The typical student is white and from the Midwest, and most are “outgoing and friendly,” which is probably why atypical students have no problems fitting in. And the “old brick road that runs down the middle of campus (called the mall) provides excellent opportunities to meet new people.” “It doesn’t matter where you came from or why you’re here” as “most students have the same values, which allows the community to feel connected.” “Everyone is interconnected through someone; there are very few degrees of separation between individuals,” one student says, though others claim that there’s no shortage of cliques. Creighton students are incredibly balanced in their work and play and are “over-the-top involved” with activities and community service while maintaining full academic loads. The school is very involved in study abroad programs, so there are a fair number of international students in each class. “I’ve never been in a place where so many people will hold the door open for me to walk through, if that gives any indication of the type of student here,” says a student.

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
4,065
Out of State

International
3%
Foreign Countries Represented
33

Demographics

9.70%
Asian
2.75%
African-American
7.43%
Hispanic
74.49%
Caucasian
2.75%
International

58% female
42% male
95% are full time
5% are part time

Overview

Students Say

“While academics are a huge part of our schooling, they are not allencompassing,” says a student. Community service happily takes up a lot of students’ time, and there are fall break and spring break service trips all over the United States. Sports, both intercollegiate and intramural, are huge on and off campus; Omaha and the Old Market have plenty of music venues, bowling, shopping, and restaurants (a good thing, because the food at Creighton is universally despised and “needs to be improved drastically”). Students would like to see some more options for getting off campus, though; the difficulty and cost of living off campus means on-campus housing is in high demand. The Greek community at Creighton “is not as intense as at state schools,” but students in sororities or fraternities hold many leadership positions on campus. Weeknights are mainly for studying, but house parties are available on weekends, and “the bar scene is where many students spend their nights off.” The school and student government do an excellent job of providing plenty of activities that are enjoyed by all, such as ice skating, weekly movies, and “mock TV shows like the ’Price is Right,’” and no one has any problem with peer pressure. “It is very easy to be productive and involved but still be able to find time for fun,” says a biology and Spanish major.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
60%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
86
First-Year Students living on campus
94%

Campus Environment
Large Urban
Fire safety rating
90

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Other
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Office of Disability Accommodations

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Wade Pearson

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
Required documentation for LD: A psychoeducational evaluation that includes a narrative describing the student's developmental and educational history; results of WAIS-R; results of comphrensive achievement tests such as the Woodcock-Johnson; a specific diagnosis based on DSM-IV criteria; a diagnostic summary; and recommendations appropriate for a college setting.

Documentation Requred for ADHD
Documentation of ADHD should include the following: History of the individual's attentional symptoms; family history for presence of ADHD; thorough academic history; any psychoeducational test reports; medication history; diagnosis based on DSM-IV criteria for ADHD; and appropriate recommendations for a college setting.

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
No

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
No

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
275
Number of Honor Societies
15

Number of Social Sororities
7
Number of Religious Organizations
12

28% join a fraternity

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

46% participate in intramural sports
7% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Bluejays)
6 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Women's Sports (Bluejays)
8 Sports

Basketball
Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups: Services are available in the Department of Campus Ministry and the Counseling and Psychological Services center; two organizations (C-Unity and Gender and Sexual Alliance)are available.

Minority Support Groups: Services are available in the Department of Multicultural Affairs; 15 separate clubs/organizations are available. More information, visit https://www.creighton.edu/studentlife/officeofmulticulturalaffairs/

Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of Nebraska-Omaha

Sustainability

The Sustainability Council at Creighton University is comprised of students, staff, and faculty and looks to “bring effective sustainability strategies and integrate the movement in what we teach, how we live and work, and extending this to daily lives.” They are also developing policy for the university, which includes constructing and remodeling to meet LEED-certified standards, building a robust recycling program, establishing a community garden for use by faculty, staff and students, and creating a funding source to support innovative, cost-saving sustainability initiatives. The university has since instituted a single-stream recycling program (and is a perennial participant in the RecycleMania competition) and undertaken a “clean green” initiative: 97 percent of cleaning products used on campus are Green Seal certified. Creighton has built a beta site for solar collection, which is used for educating both students and the community, as well generate plenty of electricity. For those students to get a more formal education in sustainability, Creighton University offers a major in Environmental Sciences and as well as two Energy Technology majors. The latter programs were funded by a $2.4 million investment from the Department of Energy for solar arrays and curriculum development, includes four new labs intended to encourage hands-on learning, reinforce mathematical and scientific concepts, computer simulations, design and rapid prototyping. A student environmental coalition, the “GreenJays,” was formed recently and is working on several initiatives.

Green Rating
90
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

Available Transportation Alternatives

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
Yes

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
Yes

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
Yes

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of February, 2014.

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
50

Average Number of PC's per Lab
20

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
98%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Lenovo; Apple

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Sarah Richardson
Director of Admissions and Scholarships

Address
Office of Admissions
2500 California Plaza
Omaha, NE 68178

Phone
402-280-2703

Email
SarahRichardson@creighton.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Heider College of Business/Harper Center
Hixson-Lied Science Building, a 100,000 square foot science facility
Morrison Soccer Stadium, nationally acclaimed collegiate soccer stadium
Wayne and Eileen Ryan Athletic Center and D.J. Sokol Arena
St. John’s Church, the “heart” of campus
1. Heider College of Business/Harper Center, is located within the Harper Living Learning Center. The Harper Center also houses the bookstore, admissions, financial aid, career center, the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Center for Service and Justice. 2. Hixson-Lied Science Building, a 100,000 square foot science facility that provides faculty and administrative space, classrooms and research space for both undergraduate science departments and health professional schools. 3. Championship Center, the east campus athletic/fitness/recreation corridor expansion project was completed with the opening of the Championship Center in 2014. All student-athletes use the facility for academic support, athletic training and strength and conditioning services. The corridor includes the Rasmussen Fitness and Sports Center, the Wayne and Eileen Ryan Athletic Center and D.J. Sokol Arena, a state of-the-art facility for women’s volleyball and basketball, and Morrison Soccer Stadium, a nationally acclaimed collegiate soccer venue. 4. Considered the “heart” of campus, St. John’s Church was opened in 1888, and underwent major renovations in 2007. Daily and weekend Masses are held here along with many campus events.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Old Market, historic entertainment, restaurant and shopping district.
Joslyn Art Museum
The Riverfront/Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge
Henry Doorly Zoo and Imax Theatre
Slowdown, an entertainment venue within walking distance of campus
1. Old Market, historic entertainment, restaurant and shopping district. 2. Joslyn Art Museum, it's filled with more than 11,000 works of art from antiquity to the present featuring work from artists such as Claude Monet, Auguste Renoir, and Jackson Pollock, not to mention the highly-regarded collection of Greek pottery 3. The Riverfront/Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge, a walk on the bridge is like walking on art suspended over the Missouri River. This one-of-a-kind 3,000 foot-long suspension bridge provides an almost air-borne experience and connects more than 150 miles of walking and biking trails 4. Henry Doorly Zoo and Imax Theatre, home to the world's largest indoor desert over the world's largest nocturnal exhibit under the world's largest geodesic dome next to one of the world's largest indoor rainforests and America's largest zoo aquarium. 5. Slowdown, a venue within walking distance of campus that features rock shows, socializing, dancing, pool, video games, board games, some light reading, etc. 6. TD Ameritrade Park Omaha, a premiere sports stadium and outdoor entertainment venue, is home to the NCAA Men's College World Series and Creighton Bluejay Baseball. It is adjacent to the Century Link Center Omaha an arena and convention center facility just blocks away from campus. The arena, home to Creighton's men's basketball games, seats more than 18,000 people. The venue hosts hockey games and concerts, as well as the annual shareholder meeting for Berkshire Hathaway. Other events scheduled at the Century Link Center include early rounds of the NCAA men's basketball tournament, NCAA Women's Volleyball Tournament and The International Horse Jumping Show.

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
CU Sunday Preview Sessions, call (402) 280-2703 for more information

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
admissions@creighton.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Available to accepted students.

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Taxis and Metro Area Transit buses are available. Omaha's Eppley Airport is just 10 minutes from campus.

Driving Instructions to Campus
If you are coming from the East: Follow I-80 West across the Missouri River to I-480/Highway 75 (north). Take exit onto North I-480/Highway 75. Once on I-480/Highway 75, stay in one of the left two lanes to continue on Highway 75/Airport. Take the first exit (Burt and Cuming Streets) off Highway 75 after I-480/Highway 75 split. Exit, turning right onto Cuming Street. Turn right at the first light, onto 24th Street. Follow 24th Street to Cass Street (located just before the I-480 underpass), turn left, and make an immediate left into the Visitor Parking Lot. The lot is on the northeast corner of 24th and Cass Streets. If you are coming from the West: Follow I-80 East to the I-480 (Downtown) exit. Once on I-480/Highway 75, stay in one of the left two lanes to continue on Highway 75/Airport. Take the first exit (Burt and Cuming Streets) off Highway 75 after I-480/Highway 75 split. Exit, turning right onto Cuming Street. Turn right at the first light, onto 24th Street. Follow 24th Street to Cass Street (located just before the I-480 underpass), turn left, and make an immediate left into the Visitor Parking Lot. The lot is on the northeast corner of 24th and Cass Streets. If you are coming from the North: Follow I-29 South to I-480 West, exit 53B. Follow I-480 across the Missouri River into Omaha, and exit on Dodge Street, exit 4. Continue straight on Dodge, heading towards 24th Street. Turn right onto 24th (heading north for about 1/2 mile) to Cass Street. Turn right onto Cass, and make an immediate left into the Visitor Parking Lot. The lot is on the northeast corner of 24th and Cass Streets. If you are coming from the South: Heading north on I-29, merge with I-80 West in Council Bluffs, IA. Follow the signs for I-29 North (Sioux City, Exit 1A) Take West I-480/West U.S. 6 (Exit 53B). Take Exit 4, Dodge Street. Continue straight on Dodge, heading towards 24th Street. Turn right onto 24th Street (heading north for about 1/2 mile) to Cass Street. Turn right onto Cass and make an immediate left into the Visitor Parking Lot. The lot is on the northeast corner of 24th and Cass Streets. If you are coming from Southern Nebraska, you may take Highway 75 North, heading towards the Airport. Follow Highway 75 (North Omaha Freeway)/Airport signs to North I-480/Highway 75. Once on I-480/Highway 75, stay in one of the left two lanes to continue on Highway 75/Airport. Take the first exit (Burt and Cuming Streets) off Highway 75 after I-480/Highway 75 split. Exit, turning right onto Cuming Street. Turn right at the first light, onto 24th Street. Follow 24th Street to Cass Street (located just before the I-480 underpass), turn left, and make an immediate left into the Visitor Parking Lot. The lot is on the northeast corner of 24th and Cass Streets. If you are coming from the airport, Eppley Airfield: Eppley Airfield is served by 20 carriers and is about a 10-minute taxi ride to Creighton University. If renting a car, exit the airport by turning left onto Abbott Drive (heading south). After about 3 miles, it will turn into Cuming Street (heading west). Continue on Cuming to 24th Street. Take a left and follow 24th Street to Cass Street (located just before the I-480 underpass), turn left, and make an immediate left into the Creighton Visitor Parking Lot. The lot is on the northeast corner of 24th and Cass Streets.

Local Accommodations
Courtyard Marriott 800-321-2211 402-346-2200 (Price Varies) Doubletree Hotel 800-766-1164 402-346-7600 (Price Varies) Hilton Garden Inn 800-445-8667 402-341-4400 (Price Varies)
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Key Stats

8,398
Applicants
4,065
Size
73%
Acceptance Rate
1180
SAT Scores

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