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Admission Requirements

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Intensive English Language Institute (IELI)

IELI classes are available to enroll in (full-time) for international EWS applicants who do not initially meet Creighton's TOEFL requirements. To learn more about IELI's classes, schedules, costs, and application, please click here.

About Creighton University

For over 130 years, Creighton University has been educating students from around the globe. As one of the Top 300 universities in the world, Creighton commits itself to attracting the best and brightest students from a rich variety of countries and cultures.

Creighton's 132-acre campus sits just outside of Omaha's downtown business district and with 7,730 graduate and undergraduate students enrolled, it is also the largest, private religious university in Nebraska. Creighton consists of 9 major schools and colleges, has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11-to-1, and has more than 200 student organizations in various fields of interest. The University has been consistently ranked “No. 1 Regional University in the Midwest” every year according to US News & World Report and competes in NCAA Division I athletics in the 'Big East' collegiate athletic conference. 

Creighton's Rankings and Recognitions
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Creighton's Honors and Awards
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About Omaha, Nebraska

Omaha is a city of rolling hills that's friendly, easy to get around in, and packed with things to do. Founded in 1854, Omaha is located in the Midwestern United States right on the Missouri River. It is the largest city in the state of Nebraska with a population of 420,000 and was nicknamed the “Gateway to the West" from its history as a major transportation hub.

Today, Omaha is home to the headquarters of four Fortune 100 companies (TD Ameritrade, West Corporation, Valmont Industries, and Werner Enterprises) and five Fortune 500 companies (including ConAgra Foods, Union Pacific Railroad Corporation, and Berkshire Hathaway). In 2009, Forbes identified Omaha as No. 1 "Best Bang-for-the-Buck City" and No. 1 on "America's Fastest-Recovering Cities" list. Culturally, Omaha is the host of the annual Men’s College World Series, home to one of the top zoos in America, and has a diverse culture includes a variety of performance venues, museums, musical heritage, sports and much more.

Omaha's Rankings and Recognitions:
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Things to Do and See in Omaha
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Average Costs of Living in Omaha

East-West Studies & University Fees:

  • Tuition (full-time EWS student): $10,000/semester, plus University and technology fees
  • Health Insurance (required by University): $182/month
  • Food (meal plan, optional): Click here
  • Internet (on campus): Free Wi-Fi

Estimates for other costs of living in Omaha:

  • Housing (1 bedroom apartment off campus): ~$600-$900/month
  • Utilities (including water, electricity, heat, garbage): ~$110/month
  • Internet (off campus): ~$32.50/month
  • Cell phone (pre- and post-paid accounts available): ~$30/month
  • Food (inexpensive restaurant): ~$5.00-$12.00/meal/person
  • Public Transportation (bus): $1.25/ride/adult