Creighton University

Omaha, NE

Creighton University

Omaha, NE

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Get ready to do more.

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’re ready to do something big, something great, something more, and this is where you will learn to set the world on fire.

When you choose Creighton, you will be surrounded by a network of resources that were developed to ensure your success:
• Engage in faculty-led research, learning labs, internships, and jobs
• Discover study abroad programs, including our Global Scholars Program; interactive leadership opportunities; learning communities; and service experiences
• Get advising and academic planning custom-tailored to you, faculty coaching and peer mentoring, and alumni networking and shadowing
• Explore accelerated combined degrees and preferential and accelerated admission to Creighton’s graduate and professional programs

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.
• Alumni networking, mentoring, and shadowing 
• 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 program, which allows students to earn undergraduate and Law degrees in six years, as well as our Accelerated Master’s Programs that allow you to earn two degrees in just over five years. With more than 60 majors in the College of Arts and Sciences, Heider College of Business, and the College of Nursing—plus Creighton’s Graduate School and prestigious professional programs in Medicine, Dentistry, Law, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Physician Assistant—the opportunities for your future are limitless.

Academic excellence in a supportive environment
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 aren’t 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. 

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 fitness and sports center, and more. Plus, there’s a dynamic synergy between our campus expansion/improvements and the nearby redevelopment of Omaha’s downtown and riverfront business and entertainment districts.

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, Creighton students completed 1.3 million 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 Men’s Basketball Tournament play, 2020 Olympic swimming trials, PGA golf, 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. Creighton is a test-optional institution. Applicants who feel their ACT or SAT score does not accurately reflect their ability to be successful at Creighton may elect to apply test optional. 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 (if submitted), 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.

NCAA Division I Big East Conference 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

Founded: 1878 

Campus: 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 Schools and Programs:
• College of Professional Studies
• Dentistry
• Graduate
• Law
• Master of Business Administration
• Medicine
• Occupational Therapy
• Pharmacy
• Physical Therapy
• Physician Assistant

Creighton Student Outcomes:
• 98% of all graduates were placed in careers, graduate/professional schools, or volunteer positions within nine months of graduation.
• 98% 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.
• 96.1% NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination) pass rate, compared to the national average of 88.3%

Accolades Worth Sharing:
• Top-ranked National University — U.S. News & World Report
• “Best Value” National University — U.S. News & World Report

Freshman Profile:
• 35% in the top 10% of their high school class
• 3.88 median GPA
• 27 median ACT score
• 26% students of color
• 14% first-generation college students
• 25% Creighton legacies

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