About Creighton

About Creighton

Creighton University is one of 28 Jesuit universities in the U.S. devoted to educating the whole person, with a spirit of service and leadership, academic excellence, and community. With more than 4,100 undergraduate and 4,100 graduate and professional students, Creighton offers a complex and sophisticated educational experience at a more personalized level. 

With more than 50 majors in the undergraduate College of Arts and Sciences, Heider College of Business, and the College of Nursing, plus six prestigious professional schools: medicine, dentistry, law, pharmacy, physical therapy and occupational therapy, the opportunities are limitless.

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Quick Facts: 

  • Founded: 1878
  • Location:  Omaha, Nebraska (Omaha metro population: 877,000+) 
  • Affiliations:  Private Jesuit, Catholic university (one of 28 Jesuit universities in the United States); member of the BIG EAST conference
  • Total Enrollment:  More than 8,200 students of diverse faiths and cultures from across the United States and more than 40 countries (4,100 undergraduate and 4,100 graduate and professional students)
  • Academic Programs:  Over 50 undergraduate and over 20 graduate programs.
  • Clubs/Organizations:  Over 200
  • Student/Faculty Ratio: 11 : 1
  • Average Class Size:  24 students

Enrollment & Diversity Data, Academic Programs, Student Organizations & Outcomes

Learn about Creighton University's student enrollment demographics, ethnic and geographic diversity, as well as our student organizations, outcomes, academic majors, minors, and programs.

Academic Profile

Our freshman academic profile places Creighton University among the top ten private universities in the Midwest with more than 4,000 students. Others on that list include the University of Notre Dame, Northwestern University, University of Chicago, and Washington University in St. Louis. Creighton's profile also places us in the top 10 Catholic universities in the country.

Creighton Entering Student Academic Profile:

  • 3.8     Median high school GPA (middle 50% is 3.5-4.0)
  • 22%   Ranked in the top 5% of their high school
  • 40%   Ranked in the top 10% of their high school
  • 24%   Achieved an ACT/SAT test score in the top 4% of the nation
  • 50%   Achieved an ACT/SAT test score in the top 12% of the nation
  • 50%   Were involved in the National Honors Society in their high school

National Student Body:

Our students come from all 50 states and more than 40 countries from around the world. In a typical freshman class, about 78% of our students come from outside of Nebraska and nearly half of our students are from more than 400 miles away including:

  • 42%  Minnesota, Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, and South Dakota
  • 18%  Colorado, California, Wyoming, Utah, North Dakota, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, and Oregon
  • 7%    Hawaii and Alaska
  • 6%    New York, New Jersey, Maine, Delaware, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Arkansas, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky, Tennessee, New Hampshire, and Vermont 
  • 5%    Arizona, Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico
  • 22%  Nebraska

Diverse Student Body:

  • 29% students of color
  • 18% first-generation college students
  • 42% of our students attended Catholic or private high schools
  • 53% of our students attended public high schools
  • 6% of our students are international students
  • 60% Catholic students
  • 30+ different faiths are represented at Creighton
  • 56% Female students
  • 44% Male students