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Academics

Omaha’s Creighton University is a Jesuit institution that prides itself on “shaping the whole person,” which means that students find themselves “extremely involved in academic and extracurricular activities.” As for the core class structure, all of its more than four thousand undergraduates must fulfill a set curriculum, with a variety of course options available for all requirements (other than a required one-hour oral communication course). By all accounts, this “sets you up very well for success,” with students adding that the process “nearly holds your hand into your first job” and “prepares you for the next step, whether that is medical school, law school, or going out to work in the real world.” Creighton “works so hard to make sure their students are successful learners and thinkers” by offering programs like EDGE, an all-inclusive tutoring, academic coaching, and academic counseling service that doubles as “a great platform for advisors to gear students to explore certain classes while remaining on track.” All of this helps in “cultivating a safe community where we’re encouraged to dive into what we believe, figure out what that is exactly, and serve others.”

Creighton boasts an eleven-to-one student-faculty ratio, which leads to “really awesome relationships with faculty and many opportunities for things like undergraduate research.” Professors go above and beyond in all ways, from doing their best “not to make lectures dry and boring” to being super receptive to students. Courses offered “are challenging to say the least,” but because teachers are “willing to work on your terms and help at all hours of the day and night,” both in and out of the classroom, it’s a “very rewarding and manageable” process. Dialogue is also crucial: teachers “love when you ask questions” and many utilize a flipped classroom, where peers teach the rest of the class, which “provides a broken-down and simplified way of explaining difficult topics to provide clarification and insight.” Adding to the variety and support offered, there are plenty of “field trips that [are] very interesting and insightful” and opportunities for “many upperclassmen [to] participate in research or internships.”

Student Body

There’s a sense of togetherness at Creighton, to the extent that, because there’s an “expectation that you go to class every day and on time . . . if you don’t, people will reach out.” In short, the community is “very goal-oriented toward their careers,” although not in an oppressive sense. If anything, students describe the atmosphere as “fun and light-hearted” and note that “wherever you go you will find a welcoming environment.” (This applies across all grades, with students noting that senior students “work hard to make [first-years] feel at home during the first couple weeks at school.”) Students are in it together, according to those who list “service and giving back” as a core value, and there’s an eagerness described for all activities: “When it comes to getting involved with student organizations and other things on campus, students will jump at the chance to do so.”

Campus Life

The pace at Creighton tends to be a busy one, and not just because of academic or school related activities: “A lot of students work.” That said, things get a bit more relaxed on weekends, which “consist of sporting events, parties, fraternity events, and the like.” Creighton students are “very supportive of one another and go to all the home soccer, basketball, baseball, and volleyball games for both men and women’s teams,” and “people often take part in sports or group exercise programs on campus.” The city setting also means that the “campus is a few blocks away from Old Market and Midtown which are full of activities, shops, and restaurants,” and there are “also gorgeous outdoor places to go running/walking near downtown when the weather is nice.” Students “are encouraged to form clubs and join organizations,” and “the resources available to students are absolutely endless.”

Contact & Visit

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)

Admissions

Applicants: 9,381
Acceptance Rate: 74%
Average HS GPA: 3.81







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