Creighton University

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2500 California Plaza

Omaha, NE 68178

Phone: (402) 280-2700
2013-2014 Tuition
tuition and fees
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Feb. 15
application deadline

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#1 Overall Score: 100 out of 100. Regional Universities (Midwest)

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Creighton University is a private institution that was founded in 1878. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,032, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 108 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Creighton University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), 1. Its tuition and fees are $34,330 (2013-14).

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.

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

There is no university in the country like Creighton University in terms of size, the array of sophisticated and complex professional and graduate programs offered, and the strong comittment to Catholic and Jesuit ideals and values. Nationally recognized for providing a challenging and balanced educational experience, we offer rigorous academics, providing more than 7,700 undergraduate, graduate and professional students with degree programs that emphasize education of the whole person - academically, socially and spiritually. Students enjoy personalized advising, a strong focus on leadership skills, abundant opportunities for intenships and undergraduate research and life-changing community service experiences. We understand that success isn't defined solely by what students do, but by who they become and we prepare our students for life through hands-on collaborative learning experiences and distinguished faculty, top business executives and loyal alumni. We offer learning beyond the classroom and learning for a lifetime. With more than 50 undergraduate majors and more than 30 graduate and professional programs, Creighton is the ideal learning environment - small personalized classses, accomplished faculty mentors, a wealth of intenship opportunities and a 96 percent placement rate within nine months of graduation. Student come to Creighton to be 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. Creighton is one of only 280 universities to host a chapter of the oldest and most prestigious academic honor society, the Phi Beta Kappa Society, which recognizes outstanding undergraduates in the liberal arts and sciences, giving these recipients a competitive advantage. Creighton's cutting-edge programs allow students to excel both in and outside the classroom. From our Omaha 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. Our official move to the Big East Athletic Conference on July 2, 2013, emphasizes our commitment to recruiting, retaining, developing and graduating outstanding students and outstanding student-athletes. Nationally renowned academics, NCAA Division I athletics, extraordinary service, leadership and internship opportunities, all set within a thriving metropolis - you get the complete package at Creighton University.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1878
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic (Jesuit)
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $299,864,000


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 78.2 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity more selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 78.2%
Application deadline February 15
SAT/ACT scores must be received by March 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Creighton University is 12:1, and the school has 46.7 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; Psychology; and Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 88.8 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 12:1
4-year graduation rate 68%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 29%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 15%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 9%
Psychology 9%
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 5%

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Student Life

Creighton University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,032, with a gender distribution of 40.5 percent male students and 59.5 percent female students. At this school, 49 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 51 percent of students live off campus. Creighton University is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.

Total enrollment 7,736
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA I

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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, 50 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Creighton University.

Students who have cars on campus 50%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Creighton University, 58.6 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $21,524.

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Tuition and fees $34,330 (2013-14)
Room and board $9,728 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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