Creighton University

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Introduction to Creighton University

Creighton University features 108 acres of historic campus in Omaha, Nebraska, just outside the downtown business district. Founded in 1878 by Mary Lucretia Creighton, the school was originally named Creighton College in memory of her husband.

One of 28 institutions with the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, Creighton is a school with strong Catholic traditions. Part of the school's curriculum incorporates on the time-honored "ratio studiorum," which engages students in critical thinking, writing and rhetoric.

Student Life at Creighton University

Creighton is a mid-sized school, with four residence halls for housing. Its close student-to-faculty ratio and smaller class sizes mean students receive more attention from their professors. Students actively participate in more than 180 clubs and organizations on campus. Creighton also competes in NCAA Division I athletics, while other students take part in the large intramural sports program.

FAQs on Creighton University

What is the Accreditation Status of Creighton University?

Creighton University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association, as well as by various other professional organizations.

What Are the Requirements for Admission to Creighton University?

Admission to Creighton rests on high school curriculum, class performance, ACT or SAT test scores, extracurricular activities, a personal statement and recommendations. Prospective students must send in a completed application for undergraduate admission, official high school transcripts and a guidance counselor evaluation. Students can choose to apply with the official Creighton application or the common application.

Can I Receive Financial Aid From Creighton University?

Over 90 percent of Creighton students receive some form of financial aid. The school offers families an interest-free payment plan option known as MET, or Monthly Electronic Transfer. Students are encouraged to complete the FAFSA form for government loans, grants and work study offers.

Creighton offers a range of scholarships, such as the Ignatian Scholarship, the William Jennings Bryan Debate and Speech Scholarship, the Scott Scholarship, the Jesuit Scholarship and the G. Robert Muchemore Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship.

What Career Possibilities Are There With Creighton University?

Creighton University has a top-notch biological sciences and natural sciences programs. The environment and atmosphere sciences program also ranks highly, along with the biology, chemistry and physics departments. The school is also renowned for its top medical programs, particularly in cardiology, hereditary cancer and osteoporosis.

What Notable Individuals Have Graduated From Creighton University?

Amongst its hundreds of prestigious graduates, Creighton University counts two U.S. Secretaries of Agriculture, Mike Johanns and John A. Knebel; Mutual of Omaha founder C.C. Criss; former NBA star Benoit Benjamin; baseball legend Bob Gibson and former Coca-Cola CEO Don Keogh.