- Class: Senior
- Major: Psychology
- Gender: F
- High School: St. Mary's Academy
- Transfer Student: N
Although there are 4000 undergrads at creighton you will still see at least 15 people you know on the way to and from class--however, if you want to avoid someone you can, you just have to work at little bit harder at it. It's a really good community, and people aren't too cliquish. A lot of preppyness, however people also frequent class in their sweatpants--getting really dressed up for class is not the norm. There also is a fair amount of school pride, particularly during basketball season. The greek community is really different from any other school because the sororities don't have houses, and there is a push for greek unity amoung all the fraternities and sororities, which is very evident around the campus. But you don't have to go greek to fit in. There are lots of other clubs to join, however many of them aren't that great. Students compete as to how many different organizations they're involved in, so be prepared to jump into the community and extra-cirriculars with both feet.
The familiarity of teachers with students really depends on your major. However teachers really do make the effort to get to know the names of every student in their classes. Students are very competitive about classes and research outside of school, so you have to be ready to work hard outside of your classes--but it's worth it in the end. The core system is hard to manage at times, and it gets really annoying when you begin concentrating on your major, however it's also nice to take a class that you might not have taken and find that you really enjoy it.
The majority of creighton students come from white, middle-class families. There are a lot of people from the Mid-West/West, and Hawaii. There are a lot of conservative students as well, however a more liberal minded student is not alone, becasue there are plenty of people who share a liberal mentality as well. It's just that in Nebraska, which is more politicially conservation, a the policitically liberal voices are not heard as often. There's also a pretty ative LGBT community, however they often have to struggle with the more conservative crowds on several issues.
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The female to male ratio of 60:40