Creighton University Description:
Creighton University is a Jesuit university located on a 108-acre campus near the downtown business district of Omaha, Nebraska. Undergraduates can choose from over 50 academic programs, and Creighton has an impressive 12 to 1 student / faculty ratio. Biology and nursing are the most popular undergraduate majors. Creighton frequently ranks #1 among Midwest master's universities in U.S. News & World Report, and the school also wins high marks for its value. On the athletic front, the Creighton Bluejays compete in the NCAA Division I Big East Conference. The men's basketball and soccer teams have met with significant success in recent years.
Admissions Data (2013):
- Percent of Applicants Admitted: 77%
- GPA, SAT and ACT graph for Creighton
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- Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile
- SAT Critical Reading: 520 / 640
- SAT Math: 540 / 660
- SAT Writing: 500 / 620
- ACT Composite: 24 / 30
- ACT English: 24 / 32
- ACT Math: 24 / 29
- ACT Writing: 8 / 9
- Total Enrollment: 7,736 (4,032 undergraduates)
- Gender Breakdown: 41% Male / 59% Female
- 95% Full-time
Costs (2013 - 14):
- Tuition and Fees: $34,330
- Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
- Room and Board: $9,728
- Other Expenses: $2,800
- Total Cost: $48,058
Creighton University Financial Aid (2011 - 12):
- Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 94%
- Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
- Grants: 91%
- Loans: 57%
- Average Amount of Aid
- Grants: $18,306
- Loans: $7,916
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Most Popular Majors:
Biology, Chemistry, Finance, Journalism, Marketing, Nursing, Psychology
Retention and Graduation Rates:
- First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 90%
- 4-Year Graduation Rate: 68%
- 6-Year Graduation Rate: 75%
National Center for Educational Statistics
Creighton University Mission Statement:
mission statement from http://www.creighton.edu/mission/
"Creighton is a Catholic and Jesuit comprehensive university committed to excellence in its selected undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. As Catholic, Creighton is dedicated to the pursuit of truth in all its forms and is guided by the living tradition of the Catholic Church.
As Jesuit, Creighton participates in the tradition of the Society of Jesus which provides an integrating vision of the world that arises out of a knowledge and love of Jesus Christ.
As comprehensive, Creighton's education embraces several colleges and professional schools and is directed to the intellectual, social, spiritual, physical and recreational aspects of students' lives and to the promotion of justice.
Creighton exists for students and learning. Members of the Creighton community are challenged to reflect on transcendent values, including their relationship with God, in an atmosphere of freedom of inquiry, belief and religious worship.
Service to others, the importance of family life, the inalienable worth of each individual, and appreciation of ethnic and cultural diversity are core values of Creighton.
Creighton faculty members conduct research to enhance teaching, to contribute to the betterment of society, and to discover new knowledge. Faculty and staff stimulate critical and creative thinking and provide ethical perspectives for dealing with an increasingly complex world."