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Creighton University


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Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1878
Affiliation: Roman Catholic (Jesuit)
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 4,075
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $267,766,232
Admissions Address

2500 California Plaza
Omaha, NE 68178

Website

http://www.creighton.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@creighton.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.7
Send application by: February 15
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Mary Chase
Admissions office telephone: (800) 282-5835
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: February 15
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $40
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://admissions.creighton.edu/onlineapp.html Tuition deposit: $250 (Refundable by May 1)
Room deposit: $100 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 3
Science 2 2
Lab 0 0
Foreign language 2 2
Social studies 1 1
History 1 1
Academic electives 3 3
Total academic units 16 16

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: February 15
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Important
Work experience: Important
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 89%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 89%
Total applicants: 3,403
Total acceptances: 3,030
Total freshman enrollment: 965
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 1,374
Male acceptances: 1,202
Male freshman enrollment: 372
 
Female applicants: 2,029
Female acceptances: 1,828
Female freshman enrollment: 593
Out-of-state freshmen: 63%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 82
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 77
Students enrolled from waiting list: 29

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 42%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 70%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 92%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 74%
Average high school GPA: 3.7
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 100%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 37%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 520 – 630
Math: 540 – 650
Combined: 1060 – 1280

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 14.7% 13.9%
600-699 28.4% 43.1%
500-599 43.9% 31.7%
400-499 11.6% 9.1%
300-399 1.4% 2.2%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 93%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 24 – 30
Math: 23 – 29
Composite: 24 – 29

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 18.8% 28.1% 17.4%
24-29 56.5% 47.5% 57.0%
18-23 23.9% 22.5% 22.3%
12-17 0.8% 1.9% 3.3%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

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