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Academics

A Jesuit institution, Creighton University provides students with a “strong sense of community,” a myriad of “opportunities for involvement,” and “flexibility with courses.” The school also emphasizes the “importance of service,” an aspect that many undergrads here come to value. Academically, students are quick to praise Creighton’s “amazing health and sciences programs” and note that their school is reputable for “preparing pre-medical students very well.” Many students also highlight the university’s “strong” business school as well. No matter what you ultimately study, expect that your classes will be “challenging.” Fortunately, Creighton has “so many resources on campus for students to obtain academic help.” Even better, undergrads are buoyed by “amazing” professors “that push you to your maximum learning ability but will also do everything in their power to make sure you succeed in life.” Just as important, the vast majority excel at “making class interesting.” They’re also known to be “patient, kind, and encouraging.” As one grateful undergrad illustrates, “They’ll answer the same question a million times until we understand.” Most professors also work diligently to ensure that their students are “more than a number, a face, or a grade,” which makes it easy for undergrads to develop close relationships with them.

Student Body

When asked to describe their peers, Creighton students proudly announce that they are “hardworking” and “academically talented” yet quite “humble” as well. Many also present a “kind Midwestern vibe.” And they are united in their faith. As one undergrad explains, “By no means will peers pressure you into belie ving what they believe, but they will encourage everyone to lead and live lives influenced by Jesuit values.” Hence, most students are “involved in some type of service whether it be in the community or abroad.” A handful of undergrads here do complain that Creighton often feels “homogenous.” These individuals highlight the fact that most of their classmates are “white” and “from middle to upper class families.” Others insist that it’s still “easy to find a place to fit in” no matter your background. And they assert that Creighton students are “accepting of all walks of life.” As this one insightful undergrad concludes, “Creighton University is full of students who support each other: people who study together, people who get coffee together, people who will stay after class with you when you have a quick question, and people who genuinely want to see you succeed.”

Campus Life

Rest assured, “nobody ever seems bored” at Creighton. Whether people are tossing a “Frisbee on the grass,” “socializing in student centers,” or “building snowmen... when there’s a lot of snow,” there’s no shortage of fun to be had. The university itself sponsors “an array of activities...such as movie nights, baking wars, stress relief sessions, etc.” Undergrads here are also fairly active and will often “play indoor soccer in the Rasmussen Center or basketball in the Kiewit Fitness Center.” They love to support Creighton athletics, attending “all the home soccer, basketball, baseball, and volleyball games for both men and women’s teams.” Additionally, “most students are involved with community service as well” and, impressively, “many upperclassmen participate in research or internships to gain experience.” “Greek life is popular”; however, it’s not alienating “for students who do not rush.” The majority of campus parties are sponsored by frats and sororities though. Finally, undergrads love to take advantage of everything that hometown Omaha has to offer. After all, the “campus is a few blocks away from Old Market and Midtown which are full of activities, shops, and restaurants.”

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Sarah Richardson
Director of Admissions and Scholarships

Address
Office of Admissions
2500 California Plaza
Omaha, NE 68178

Phone
402-280-2703

Email
SarahRichardson@creighton.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Heider College of Business/Harper Center
Hixson-Lied Science Building, a 100,000 square foot science facility
Morrison Soccer Stadium, nationally acclaimed collegiate soccer stadium
Wayne and Eileen Ryan Athletic Center and D.J. Sokol Arena
St. John?s Church, the ?heart? of campus
1. Heider College of Business/Harper Center, is located within the Harper Living Learning Center. The Harper Center also houses the bookstore, admissions, financial aid, career center, the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Center for Service and Justice. 2. Hixson-Lied Science Building, a 100,000 square foot science facility that provides faculty and administrative space, classrooms and research space for both undergraduate science departments and health professional schools. 3. Championship Center, the east campus athletic/fitness/recreation corridor expansion project was completed with the opening of the Championship Center in 2014. All student-athletes use the facility for academic support, athletic training and strength and conditioning services. The corridor includes the Rasmussen Fitness and Sports Center, the Wayne and Eileen Ryan Athletic Center and D.J. Sokol Arena, a state of-the-art facility for women?s volleyball and basketball, and Morrison Soccer Stadium, a nationally acclaimed collegiate soccer venue. 4. Considered the ?heart? of campus, St. John?s Church was opened in 1888, and underwent major renovations in 2007. Daily and weekend Masses are held here along with many campus events.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Old Market, historic entertainment, restaurant and shopping district.
Joslyn Art Museum
The Riverfront/Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge
Henry Doorly Zoo and Imax Theatre
Slowdown, an entertainment venue within walking distance of campus
1. Old Market, historic entertainment, restaurant and shopping district. 2. Joslyn Art Museum, it's filled with more than 11,000 works of art from antiquity to the present featuring work from artists such as Claude Monet, Auguste Renoir, and Jackson Pollock, not to mention the highly-regarded collection of Greek pottery 3. The Riverfront/Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge, a walk on the bridge is like walking on art suspended over the Missouri River. This one-of-a-kind 3,000 foot-long suspension bridge provides an almost air-borne experience and connects more than 150 miles of walking and biking trails 4. Henry Doorly Zoo and Imax Theatre, home to the world's largest indoor desert over the world's largest nocturnal exhibit under the world's largest geodesic dome next to one of the world's largest indoor rainforests and America's largest zoo aquarium. 5. Slowdown, a venue within walking distance of campus that features rock shows, socializing, dancing, pool, video games, board games, some light reading, etc. 6. TD Ameritrade Park Omaha, a premiere sports stadium and outdoor entertainment venue, is home to the NCAA Men's College World Series and Creighton Bluejay Baseball. It is adjacent to the Century Link Center Omaha an arena and convention center facility just blocks away from campus. The arena, home to Creighton's men's basketball games, seats more than 18,000 people. The venue hosts hockey games and concerts, as well as the annual shareholder meeting for Berkshire Hathaway. Other events scheduled at the Century Link Center include early rounds of the NCAA men's basketball tournament, NCAA Women's Volleyball Tournament and The International Horse Jumping Show.

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
CU Sunday Preview Sessions, call (402) 280-2703 for more information

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
admissions@creighton.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Available to accepted students.

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Taxis and Metro Area Transit buses are available. Omaha's Eppley Airport is just 10 minutes from campus.

Driving Instructions to Campus
If you are coming from the East: Follow I-80 West across the Missouri River to I-480/Highway 75 (north). Take exit onto North I-480/Highway 75. Once on I-480/Highway 75, stay in one of the left two lanes to continue on Highway 75/Airport. Take the first exit (Burt and Cuming Streets) off Highway 75 after I-480/Highway 75 split. Exit, turning right onto Cuming Street. Turn right at the first light, onto 24th Street. Follow 24th Street to Cass Street (located just before the I-480 underpass), turn left, and make an immediate left into the Visitor Parking Lot. The lot is on the northeast corner of 24th and Cass Streets. If you are coming from the West: Follow I-80 East to the I-480 (Downtown) exit. Once on I-480/Highway 75, stay in one of the left two lanes to continue on Highway 75/Airport. Take the first exit (Burt and Cuming Streets) off Highway 75 after I-480/Highway 75 split. Exit, turning right onto Cuming Street. Turn right at the first light, onto 24th Street. Follow 24th Street to Cass Street (located just before the I-480 underpass), turn left, and make an immediate left into the Visitor Parking Lot. The lot is on the northeast corner of 24th and Cass Streets. If you are coming from the North: Follow I-29 South to I-480 West, exit 53B. Follow I-480 across the Missouri River into Omaha, and exit on Dodge Street, exit 4. Continue straight on Dodge, heading towards 24th Street. Turn right onto 24th (heading north for about 1/2 mile) to Cass Street. Turn right onto Cass, and make an immediate left into the Visitor Parking Lot. The lot is on the northeast corner of 24th and Cass Streets. If you are coming from the South: Heading north on I-29, merge with I-80 West in Council Bluffs, IA. Follow the signs for I-29 North (Sioux City, Exit 1A) Take West I-480/West U.S. 6 (Exit 53B). Take Exit 4, Dodge Street. Continue straight on Dodge, heading towards 24th Street. Turn right onto 24th Street (heading north for about 1/2 mile) to Cass Street. Turn right onto Cass and make an immediate left into the Visitor Parking Lot. The lot is on the northeast corner of 24th and Cass Streets. If you are coming from Southern Nebraska, you may take Highway 75 North, heading towards the Airport. Follow Highway 75 (North Omaha Freeway)/Airport signs to North I-480/Highway 75. Once on I-480/Highway 75, stay in one of the left two lanes to continue on Highway 75/Airport. Take the first exit (Burt and Cuming Streets) off Highway 75 after I-480/Highway 75 split. Exit, turning right onto Cuming Street. Turn right at the first light, onto 24th Street. Follow 24th Street to Cass Street (located just before the I-480 underpass), turn left, and make an immediate left into the Visitor Parking Lot. The lot is on the northeast corner of 24th and Cass Streets. If you are coming from the airport, Eppley Airfield: Eppley Airfield is served by 20 carriers and is about a 10-minute taxi ride to Creighton University. If renting a car, exit the airport by turning left onto Abbott Drive (heading south). After about 3 miles, it will turn into Cuming Street (heading west). Continue on Cuming to 24th Street. Take a left and follow 24th Street to Cass Street (located just before the I-480 underpass), turn left, and make an immediate left into the Creighton Visitor Parking Lot. The lot is on the northeast corner of 24th and Cass Streets.

Local Accommodations
Courtyard Marriott 800-321-2211 402-346-2200 (Price Varies) Doubletree Hotel 800-766-1164 402-346-7600 (Price Varies) Hilton Garden Inn 800-445-8667 402-341-4400 (Price Varies)

Admissions

Applicants: 10,112
Acceptance Rate: 71%
Average HS GPA: 3.81







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