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  2. Value
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  3. Diversity
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  4. Campus
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  5. Athletics
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  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
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  8. Location
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  9. Dorms
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  10. Campus Food
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  11. Student Life
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  12. Safety
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Creighton is a highly rated private, Catholic university located in Omaha, Nebraska. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,981 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Creighton acceptance rate is 71%. Popular majors include Nursing, Biology, and Finance. Graduating 79% of students, Creighton alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $46,300.
About Creighton University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Big East Conference
Address
2500 California Plaza
Omaha, NE 68178

Creighton University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
71%
Application Deadline
February 15
SAT Range
1050-1280
ACT Range
24-30
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$30,353/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $20,710/ year
  • $30-48k
    $21,648/ year
  • $49-75k
    $24,458/ year
  • $76-110k
    $28,011/ year
  • $110k+
    $32,381/ year
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Academics

Professors
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Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
95%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.62 responses
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.64 responses
47%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.64 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,981Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
16%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 41 responses
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  • Studious
    39%
  • Down to earth, unique in a good way
    22%
  • Diverse culture
    10%
  • Mid-Western
    10%
  • Loving
    7%
  • Religious and studious
    7%
  • Preppy
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
96%
Poll
55%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.86 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.89 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 39 responses
Report
  • All of the answers above.
    33%
  • Well-rounded
    28%
  • Expensive
    21%
  • Religious
    10%
  • Diamond in the rough
    5%
  • Boring
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$56,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
79%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
94%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.36 responses
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I just completed my freshman year at Creighton University, and I can’t wait to go back. I’m a nursing student, so my classes are tough; however, the professors are willing to help you if you make an effort to go and see them. There are many clubs and activities on campus to suit every interest. Some of the clubs I’m involved in include Nursing Leadership Scholars, intramural volleyball, CUSNA, and National Society of Collegiate Scholars. The dorms on campus are average; I lived in Swanson Hall my freshman year. Swanson is the only suite style freshman dorm with a private bathroom. Kiewit, Gallagher, and Deglman all have community bathrooms. Truthfully, the food at Creighton is not the best. I have some dietary issues, so I have a really hard time eating in the dining halls. Therefore, I made many trips to the grocery store throughout my freshman year. Most stores and restaurants are not a walkable distance from campus, so I highly recommend bringing a car with you!
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As a recent grad I cannot recommend Creighton enough to someone. Whether it was in the classroom, extracurricular activities, or socializing with friends, I grew as a person each and every day. I was treated to an amazing staff of professors, many coming from unique and diverse backgrounds, and all with my academic and professional growth as their chief priority. I also was lucky to meet some of the greatest people in the world, people I am lucky to call lifelong friends. In my four years at Creighton, I failed to meet someone I didn't enjoy being around. The university attracts students with strong values and I was able to see and realize this for the four years I was there. Additionally, there is a sense of culture and pride in the university that is prevalent not just through campus but through the city of Omaha as a whole. It is an amazing community to be apart of and I truly envy anyone who is just beginning their journey with the university. Roll Jays!
I am a current graduate student at Creighton University and I have absolutely loved my experience so far. The professors are extremely helpful and have a desire to see you succeed in your program. The classes are challenging but are understanding that you also have other things on your plate besides school. I have yet to talk to anyone on campus staff that is not friendly and helpful! Creighton is definitely a great choice for an education. They are flexible with a lot of online choices and are in a great location if students want a a bigger city experience without it being overwhelming.