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Undergrad Profile

You’re more than a student—and Creighton is more than a university.

At Creighton you’ll receive a powerful, purposeful education to help you find your place in the world. We believe success isn’t defined by what you do but by who you become. Hands-on learning with distinguished faculty, top researchers, and business executives will give you the tools you need to make a difference in a world that needs it more than ever.

Our Jesuit tradition means our strong academic focus is designed to prepare you for a meaningful life. We are focused on your every success—academic, personal, social, and spiritual. We are here to make it all possible for you. You already know you are ready to do something big, something great, something more, and that’s what we’ll help you do.

The Creighton EDGE®
There’s no other university the size of Creighton that offers the extensive academic programming you’ll find here—tailored just for you. The Creighton EDGE® brings together academic advising, career planning, and the pursuit of graduate and professional studies to equip you for success.
Primary features of the EDGE® are:
• Alumni networking, mentoring, shadowing, and internships
• A connection to portfolio-building internship opportunities
• Individual and group tutoring, academic coaching, and academic counseling
Assistance with any issues that could impact your ability to be successful

Connecting you to your future
We offer a broad range of academic opportunities to earn prestigious undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees, all on one campus. You’ll even have opportunities to earn multiple degrees in less time than normal through such programs as our 3+3 pre-law, which allows students to earn undergraduate and law degrees in six years. With more than 50 majors in the College of Arts and Sciences, Heider College of Business, and College of Nursing, plus Creighton’s Graduate School and prestigious professional programs in medicine, dentistry, law, pharmacy, physical therapy, and occupational therapy, the opportunities for your future are limitless.

Academic excellence in a supportive environment
Your Creighton education is built upon a solid liberal arts core, with a focus on the career skills you’ll need to make a big impact. Our advisors will work with you every step of the way to review and refine your goals and intellectual passions. Our freshman academic profile places Creighton among the top 10 private universities in the Midwest and the top 10 national Catholic universities with at least 4,000 undergraduates.

Creighton undergraduates have exceptional opportunities to work side by side with faculty—not graduate assistants—on research projects, as well as the chance to present their work at national conferences. Recent Creighton students have been awarded a wide variety of prestigious scholarships, from the Goldwater Scholarship to Fulbright Fellowships, showcasing Creighton for undergraduate research opportunities.

Creighton faculty are not just teachers but mentors, working closely with you and pushing you to think critically and creatively. With an average class size of 24 and a student-faculty ratio of 11:1, you’ll develop personal ties with your professors. The quality of our student-faculty relationships is one of our greatest strengths. Generous with their time, your professors will encourage new ideas and discoveries in an environment that’s ideal for learning.

A campus to write home about
Creighton is more than the place where you’ll learn-—it’s where you’ll live. You’ll find state-of-the-art classrooms and labs, spacious residential living, a world-class soccer stadium, a women’s sports arena, a new fitness and sports center, and more. Plus, there is a dynamic synergy between our campus expansion/improvements and the nearby redevelopment of Omaha’s downtown and riverfront business and entertainment districts.

Our relaxed and friendly campus encourages community and promotes individual growth. You’ll connect at Creighton through more than 200 clubs and organizations, including intramural sports, fraternities and sororities, honor societies, and cultural, religious, political/government, professional, academic, and service organizations. Whatever you’re into, there’s a good chance you can find it here at Creighton.

You can make a difference—right now
Our strong foundation in the Jesuit tradition guides everything we do. Last year 4,520 Creighton students completed 1,084,601 hours of community service locally, nationally, and internationally. Creighton students take our mission of service to others seriously, continuing to serve others throughout their lives—81% of our alumni participate in volunteer work.

It happens here
What other school besides Creighton has four Fortune 500 companies headquartered within walking distance of campus—and nearly 50 Fortune 500 companies with operations in the same city? Talk about internship possibilities!

Omaha is thriving, cosmopolitan, friendly, and young, with 40% of the population under 24 years old. Creighton is right around the corner from Midtown Crossing, Old Market and Blackstone Districts, three innovative dining and entertainment districts, and within walking distance of the CenturyLink Center and TD Ameritrade Park sports and entertainment venues. Omaha is a great city with world-class restaurants, shopping, galleries and museums, large parks, an internationally known zoo, and big-time sporting events such as the NCAA Men’s College World Series, NCAA basketball tournament play, Olympic swim trials, Triple-A baseball, and USHL hockey. Plus, Creighton boasts 14 NCAA Division I teams and Big East competition. Into music? Omaha’s music scene is hot, providing a national springboard for new bands in indie rock, blues, and jazz.

Creighton accepts qualified students on a rolling basis beginning in October of each year. Applicants are encouraged to apply in the fall of their senior year. Applications are reviewed on the basis of the quality of high school courses taken, grade point average, test scores from either the ACT or SAT, extracurricular activities, a high school counselor recommendation, and a personal statement.

Merit awards and need-based aid
Merit awards are based on academic performance and application materials. Need-based aid is also provided to qualified students.

Big East Conference NCAA Division I sports for men include basketball, crew, cross-country, golf, soccer, and tennis. Women’s sports include basketball, crew, cross-country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball.


Type: Private, Catholic, Jesuit, coeducational, comprehensive


Urban setting of green hillsides, a short stroll from downtown; Greater Omaha population: nearly one million

• College of Arts and Sciences
• College of Nursing
• Heider College of Business

Professional Programs:
• College of Professional Studies
• Dentistry
• Graduate
• Law
• Master of Business Administration
• Medicine
• Occupational Therapy
• Pharmacy
• Physical Therapy

Creighton Student Outcomes:
• 97% of all graduates were placed in careers, graduate/professional schools, or volunteer positions within six months of graduation.
• 97% of our arts and sciences graduates were employed or chose graduate/professional school or volunteer positions.
• 99% of our business graduates were employed        or chose law/graduate school or volunteer work.
90% NCLEX three-year average pass rate for our nursing students, well above the national average

Accolades Worth Sharing:
• #1 Midwest Regional University—U.S.News & World Report
• #1 Value Midwestern Regional University—U.S.News & World Report

Freshman Profile:
• 36% in the top 10% of their high school class
• 24–30 middle 50% ACT score
• 1060–1260 middle 50% SAT score
• 3.5–4.0 middle 50% high school GPA
• 31% students of color
• 18% first-generation college students
• 23% Creighton legacies