CU

Creighton University

2500 California Plaza, Omaha, United States
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  • Total Documents
    6
  • Class Notes
    2
  • Textbook Notes
    1
  • Study Guides
    3
  • Currently Enrolled
    317
  • Previously Enrolled
    148

Overview of Creighton University (CU)

About this school

Creighton University was founded in 1878 by the Jesuit order of the Roman Catholic Church in Omaha, Nebraska. It was built upon 450 years of the Jesuit tradition of excellence. This is apparent in the quality and diversity of the academic programs, faculty and students at Creighton. Creighton is an ideal institution for students who know what they would like to study as well as for undecided students. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Arts and Sciences and Business Administration and the School of Pharmacy and Allied Health. Students are given the opportunity to become well rounded and to use what they have learned to make ethical and valuable contributions to the world. At Creighton there is something for everyone. Its 93-acre campus is located on the northwest edge of downtown Omaha.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:4,255
    • Men:1,864 (43.8%)
    • Women:2,391 (56.2%)

Location

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Admission Information (CU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Creighton University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
2
3
Foreign Language
2
3
Social Studies
2
4
History
-
-
Academic Electives
3
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
March 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
2500 California Plaza
City, State, Zip
Omaha, NE  68178-0001
Phone
(402) 280-2703
Fax
(402) 280-2685
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
December 1
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
Rolling

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
72% of 9,727 applicants were admitted
Women
Not reported
Men
Not reported

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
Not reported
Women
694 admitted students enrolled
Men
512 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.79
375 And Above
58%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
11%
3.00 - 3.24
7%
2.50 - 2.99
5%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
603 average |550-650 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
12%
• Score 600 - 700
44%
• Score 500 - 600
35%
• Score 400 - 500
8%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
576 average |520-640 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
8%
• Score 600 - 700
25%
• Score 500 - 600
54%
• Score 400 - 500
13%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
27 average |25-30 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
25%
• Score 24 - 29
56%
• Score 18 - 23
18%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (CU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $39,916 (72.63793856456545%)
  • Room & Board: - $11,036 (20.082981511136992%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,200 (2.1837239772892705%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,800 (5.095355947008298%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Creighton University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline January 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning February 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002542
Free
Institution's own form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
952 (85.2%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
672 (70.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
672 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
203 (30.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
83%
Average Award
$29,125
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 672 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $21,759
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 503 (74.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,505
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 175 (26.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
429 (38.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $17,630

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
2,693 (67.5%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
2,159 (80.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,155 (99.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
560 (26.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
79%
Average Award
$28,732
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,087 (96.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $21,635
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,710 (79.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,468
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 421 (19.5%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
1,606 (40.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $16,224

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
54%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$35,766
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
7.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Business, Education, Military Science
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Dance, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Members of Minorities

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,177

Academics & Instruction (CU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


573

Part-Time Faculty


317

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


57%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 16% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 28% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 29% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 16% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 4% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 6% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 28% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 35% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 21% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 8% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 7% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
404
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Creighton University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


89.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


72.9%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


80%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


81.0%

Programs & Majors (CU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (61)


  • Accounting
  • American Indian/Native American Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Computer Programming/Programmer, General
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Environmental Science
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • Information Technology
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Latin Teacher Education
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Music, General
  • Musical Theatre
  • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sustainability Studies
  • Theology/Theological Studies
  • Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Biological/life sciences

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science in Information Technology Management, Master of Security Analysis and Portfolio Management, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Nursing

Master's Programs of Study (34)


  • Adult Nursing
  • Allied Health--General
  • Anatomy
  • Anthropology
  • Asian Studies
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Conflict Resolution and Mediation/Peace Studies
  • Counselor Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Elementary Education
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • English
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Immunology
  • International Affairs
  • Law
  • Maternal and Child/Neonatal Nursing
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Organizational Management
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacology
  • Physics
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • School Psychology
  • Secondary Education
  • Theology
  • Western European Studies
  • Writing

Campus Life (CU)

Location & Geography

Population


421,570

Nearest Metropolitan Area


139 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


Omaha

Weather


Temperature
10.9 average low in January, 83.7 average high in September
Rain
100 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
8 mile(s) from campus in Omaha
Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Omaha
Nearest Train Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Omaha

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


57% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


43%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Bluejay
School Colors
Blue and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, golf, racquetball, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Creighton University offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, birdcage, hui o hawaii, pre-med society, partners against cancer, american pharmacists association academy of student pharmacist

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


4,011

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
4,255
Women
2,391
Men
1,864

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 9.5% Asian
  • 2.7% Black/African-American
  • 8.3% Hispanic/Latino
  • 4.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.4% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 72.6% White
  • 1.3% Unknown

International Students


2.6% from 27 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


4,399

Student Resources (CU)

Study resources

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