- Class: Senior
- Major: Spanish
- Gender: F
- High School: Punahou
- Transfer Student: N
Haha, when I tell people I go to Creighton, they say "oh... where's that" It is in Omaha NE. Omaha is for sure not a college town. Omaha may seem like a big city for a lot of kids who live in the country all their lives, and trust me there are plent of country kids at Creighton. But there are also a bunch of real big city kids who see Omaha as a small city. It's not small, but everything is just so spread out, so you probably won't be walking around off campus much. Creighton itself is a pretty small school. It takes about 10-15min to walk from one end to the other, and usually the walks between class only take like 5min. I like Creighton because the professors really care about your learning (for the most part). They are always there to talk to you about how you are doing in class or just to chat. Even in my bio class of like 65 people my professor knew my name and would say hi to me when I saw him on campus. Also, I was taking a poly sci class on Latin America and I went to talk to my professor about my grade and we ended up talking about my trip this summer to Bolivia for like a half hour.
There's a lot I could say about the academics. I already said that all my teachers last semester knew my name. My hands down favorite class was a theology class I took last summer. It was in El Salvador; there was a group of about 17 of us who traveled down there to live in a super small, really poor village with host families. We learned what the role of the Catholic Churh was in the civil war which ended about 15 years ago. It was amazing. There are a lot of travel courses over the summer, like ones to Mexico, England, Ireland, Spain, El Salvador. I think those are the best courses to take. One thing to note is the Core requirements at Creighton. There's kind of a lot, almost 80 credit hours. But I really think it is a good thing, I changed my major like three times over the years I've been here but I'm still going to graduate on time, and that's cuz I took a lot of core classes my first two years. The classes are normally small, the avg. class size is 23 (I know this cuz I'm a tour guide and a lot of people ask). I've had classes as small as like 15, up to about 60-70. It's really up to the professor if they require participation, but a lot of them do, it can count up to like 15% of your grade. I could say more... but I'll save you the trouble of reading it all :-]
I'm the president of one of the major Multicultural Clubs on campus. We don't really have a racially or ethnically diverse student body, which sucks. I wish more of the culturally challenged students would get out there and go to some of the amazing programs that our Multicultural Affairs Office puts on, but I think they are scared... why I have no idea. There's a lot of diversity at Creighton, but you have to go looking for it, but once you find it you meet kids who are awesome cool. That being said, there is not a lot of interaction between different types of students. There is a ton of Hawaii kids, go figure. They all kinda hang out together, but they're all really nice. About 60% of the student body is Catholic, but I'm not and I don't feel any pressure to be catholic. In general the student body is very nice, but it bothers me that people don't step outside their boundaries often.
The Best Things
Professors, and the size
The Worst Things
Omaha, and how there's not much to do.