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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B
Creighton is a highly rated private, Catholic university located in Omaha, Nebraska. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 4,011 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Creighton acceptance rate is 72%. Popular majors include Nursing, Biology, and Finance. Graduating 81% of students, Creighton alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $47,500.
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
72%
Application Deadline
February 15
SAT Range
1070-1290
ACT Range
25-30
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$31,481/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$20,293/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
A-
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
58%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.65 responses
46%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.65 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,011Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
244
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
14%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 42 responses
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  • Studious
    38%
  • Down to earth, unique in a good way
    21%
  • Mid-Western
    12%
  • Diverse culture
    10%
  • Loving
    7%
  • Religious and studious
    7%
  • Preppy
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
96%
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.87 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.90 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 40 responses
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  • All of the answers above.
    33%
  • Well-rounded
    28%
  • Expensive
    23%
  • Religious
    10%
  • Diamond in the rough
    5%
  • Boring
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$59,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
81%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
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!
It’s a great community! The people are friendly and the academics rival the elite schools. I was challenged in ways I had not been challenged before - academically, personally and spiritually.