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Creighton University is a private institution that was founded in 1878. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,153, its setting is city, and the campus size is 108 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Creighton University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), 1. Its tuition and fees are $33,330 (2012-13).
Creighton University is a Jesuit institution located in Omaha, Neb. Many students are involved with student publications, which include a newspaper, literary magazine, radio station, yearbook, and television station. If those do not seem appealing, there are more than 200 organizations on campus, ranging from the College Democrats to the Swing Dance Society. A thriving Greek community consists of more than 10 fraternities and sororities with a membership including about a quarter of the undergraduate student population. Ministry also plays a significant role in student life. Creighton offers ministry opportunities such as retreats and community service and outreach. The Creighton Bluejays compete in the NCAA Division I Missouri Valley Conference. All first- and second-year students are required to live on campus.
Creighton University is comprised of nine undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools and colleges. Graduate programs include the College of Business, Graduate School, School of Dentistry, School of Law, School of Medicine, School of Nursing, and School of Pharmacy and Health Professions. Creighton offers a semester study abroad program in the Dominican Republic and grants credit for a variety of partner and affiliate programs. Students who do not want to go away for an entire semester can take advantage of and of the faculty-led summer abroad programs.
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Creighton is a leading national Jesuit, Catholic university, offering sophisticated academic opportunities found normally at schools twice its size. Our reputation for diversity and educational excellence draws students from across the nation and around the world. Students find balance in our rigorous academics, strong focus on leadership skills, abundant opportunities for internships and undergraduate research, and life-changing community service experiences. Creighton is committed to providing degree opportunities spanning over a lifetime including undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees, while promoting intellectual challenge, producing critical thinking and inspiring leadership and service to others. With about 7,500 students (4,000 undergraduates), more than 50 undergraduate majors and 20 graduate and professional programs, Creighton is the ideal learning environment with small, personalized classes, accomplished faculty mentors, a wealth of internship opportunities and successful job and graduate school placements. Students come to Creighton to become experts in their chosen fields. They are serious learners with a passion to leave the world a better place. With recognition from prestigious organizations such as the Fulbright Fellows and Goldwater Scholars programs and extraordinary synergy among undergraduate, graduate and professional faculty, it's not surprising that Creighton launches about half of its graduates immediately into medical, dental, pharmacy, physical or occupational therapy, graduate or law school, which is one of the highest rates nationally for a university of this size. Creighton's cutting-edge and highly ranked programs allow students to excel in a wide variety of areas both in and outside the classroom. From our location within walking distance of five Fortune 500 company headquarters providing more business internships than we have students to fill them - to our commitment to alternative energy through our Energy Technology major - to our direct entry top-ranked Nursing School - Creighton students succeed personally as well as professionally.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||Roman Catholic (Jesuit)|
When applying to Creighton University, it's important to note the application deadline is February 15. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due March 1. The application fee at Creighton University is $40. It is more selective, with an acceptance rate of 77.8 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||77.8%|
|Application deadline||February 15|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||March 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Creighton University is 12:1, and the school has 46.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Creighton University include: Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; and Psychology. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 88.0 percent.
Creighton University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,153, with a gender distribution of 39.9 percent male students and 60.1 percent female students. At this school, 56.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 44.0 percent of students live off campus. Creighton University is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA I|
Campus Info & Services
Creighton University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. Creighton University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Creighton University, 60 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Creighton University.
|Students who have cars on campus||60%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Creighton University, 60.3 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $20,850.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$33,330 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$9,446 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data