Overview

Applicants
884
Acceptance Rate
71%
Median Undergrad GPA
3.31
Accepted Applicants Who Attend
113

Test Scores

LSAT
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
148 - 154

Deadlines

Application Deadlines
May 1

Application Process

Rolling Admissions
Yes

LSDAS Service Used
Yes

Applicants accepted in terms other than fall
Yes

Transfer Applicants Accepted
Yes

Deferred Admission
Yes

Other Admission Factors

Academic

LSAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Letters of Recommendation
Essay / Personal Statement

Selectivity Rating

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
13:1
Total Faculty
66

16
Female
7
Underrepresented Minorities


Students Say

Founded in 1878, Creighton is a Jesuit-affiliated university that “will uplift you rather than scare you.” The Jesuit tradition is embodied in the School of Law’s motto: “educating for service and justice.” Creighton looks to produce attorneys that are not only skilled and knowledgeable, but who work to service society at large. The school offers four areas of concentration as well as four joint-degree programs. Supreme Court Justice Thomas even co-teaches a class at Creighton on a biannual basis. The school has a “dedicated alumni base.” “Located in an economically strong region,” Creighton University offers students many opportunities in Omaha, “one of the best business cities in the United States.” Students rave about the “networking if you plan to stay in Omaha,” although “the Career Development Office is not optimized for students wanting to practice outside Nebraska.”
One thing that is important at any law school is the library, and Creighton students rave about the “beautiful,” “large, and well-equipped” library that is replete “with plenty of available study rooms, computer labs, and private workstations.” “The resources available in the library are fantastic,” and “the research librarians are always there to help with finding anything and teach you how to find it on your own.” If there is a primary complaint about Creighton, it is “Cost. Cost. Cost.” “It’s quite expensive, especially considering the earning potential in the rural areas of the Midwest,” a 3L explains. However, another student says that despite being on “the high end for the cost of tuition,” “most people who end up in law firms will be making anywhere from 50k to 80k.”
The cost of Creighton is offset by the “awesome professors” without whom “Creighton Law wouldn’t be worth it.” These “dedicated, knowledgeable, passionate educators,” are “all well versed in law and have accomplished backgrounds.” “I love my professors!” a 3L declares. “They have very diverse viewpoints and methods of teaching, yet most of them seem very invested in our education.” The administration is also “always helpful and friendly.” “I cannot imagine needing something that the school does not already offer,” one student says. The dean of the law school is “accessible to the entire student body and sees herself as the ‘mom’ of the school.” “The education I receive is tailored to me,” a 2L says. “The practical experiences available at Creighton are unreal” including “trial teams [that] are competitive nationally” as well as a Negotiations team “taught by the man who wrote the book on Negotiations competitions—quite literally.” Students are very pleased with the school’s “open door policy” which encourages students to interact with professors one-on-one. Perhaps most importantly, the professors “provide numerous opportunities to learn about and make connections with potential employers in the Omaha area.” Although Creighton is not ranked as highly as many other schools, students say they “have never felt that I was at a disadvantage or less prepared for practical law work than students from more ‘prestigious’ law schools.” One student sums his experience up thusly: “I do not know if I could say enough wonderful things about Creighton Law School and how pleased I have been with my experience here.”

Career overview

Pass Rate for First-Time Bar Exam
70%
Median Starting Salary
$58,000
% of graduates who are employed within ten months of graduation
90%
% of job accepting graduates providing useable salary information
50%

Career Services

On campus summer employment recruitment for first year JD students
Yes

On campus summer employment recruitment for second year JD students
Yes

# of Employers that Recruit on Campus Each Year
45

Employers who most frequently hire graduates
Husch Blackwell; Polsinelli PC; McGrath North Mullin & Kratz; Fraser Stryker; Baird Holm; Koley Jessen; Douglas County Attorney's Office; Lamson Dugan & Murray; Lathrop & Gage; Douglas County Public Defender's Office.

Graduates Employed by Area

40%
Private Practice
23%
Business/Industry
14%
Government
8%
Judicial Clerkships
4%
Public Interes
1%
Academic

Graduates Employed by Region

72%
MidWest
18%
Mountain
3%
South
2%
International
2%
South West
2%
Pacific

Prominent Alumni

Michael O. Johanns
Former United States Senator and former Secretary of Agriculture

Laura Duffy
US Attorney for the Southern District of California

Gary Blackford
CEO of Universal Hospital Services

John McKay
Former US Attorney for the Western District of Washington

Honorable Robert W. Pratt
United States District Court - Dist. of Southern Iowa

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Jul 1
Application Deadlines
Mar 15

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Annual Total Aid Package Awarded
$50,945

% Students Receiving Some Aid
86%

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated On-Campus Room and Board
$14,400
Estimated Off-Campus Room and Board
$14,400
Estimated Cost for Books / Academic Expense
$1,355

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
361
Parent Institution Enrollement
8,236

Number of Foreign Countries Represented
4
Average Age at Entry
24

% Out-of-State
56%
% International
1%

Demographics

18.00%
% Under-represented Minorities

98% are full time
2% are part time
39% female
61% male

Campus Life

Students Say

Being situated in Omaha, the largest city in Nebraska, provides Creighton students with plenty of job and social opportunities. “Everyone is friendly and social” and “tend to skew a little older with much more work experience than I thought coming in.” “As far as politics, it appears to me that professors and students alike are right down the middle,” a 3L says. The school is “lacking, and visibly so” in racial and cultural diversity though. “I can literally count the number of non-white students,” one student says, and another thinks “the school needs more female students/applicants.” Students do report that the school is making strides on both fronts. It would be remiss of us not to note the “top ranked basketball team” which is a huge “selling point and attracts high attendance from undergrad and law students.”

More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Julie K. Olson
Assistant Dean

Address
2500 California Plaza
Omaha, NE 68178

Phone
402-280-2586

Email
lawadmit@creighton.edu


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