Creighton University
2500 California Plaza
Omaha, NE 68178-0055



3,387 students
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Creighton has 650 full-time and 236 part-time faculty members, and several hundred others contribute service. The percentage of those having terminal degrees varies from 85 percent in the College of Arts and Sciences to 100 percent in the School of Law. Senior faculty members conduct most classroom instruction. Forty-three active Jesuit priests live and teach on the Creighton campus, providing spiritual direction as well as guidance in the classroom. Each student has a faculty adviser for individual academic counseling.

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Creighton University
Omaha, Nebraska

Newbury College
Saint John's Church: Named for Creighton's patron saint, Masses and other religious services are held here for Creighton and the surrounding community.

College Description 
Located in Omaha, Nebraska, Creighton University is a nationally recognized private, Jesuit, Catholic university. Multidimensional programs of study combine challenging academic courses with career development internships, service, and extracurricular opportunities. U.S. News & World Report recently ranked Creighton the number one Midwest Regional University for the fifth year in a row. Recognized as a Best Buy by both ®MDIT¯Money and ®MDIT¯Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazines, Creighton was also listed among the nation's top 100 Wired Colleges by ®MDIT¯Yahoo! Internet Life magazine.

The University has a total enrollment of 6,226 students, including 3,760 undergraduates and 2,466 graduate, law, medical, dental, pharmacy, and allied health profession students, who come from nearly every state in the nation and from sixty-eight other countries. Its size allows Creighton to offer ethnic and cultural diversity and a wide variety of course offerings and still provide individual attention with a student-faculty ratio of 14:1.

Creighton strives to educate the "whole student''-academically, spiritually, and physically-in a values-oriented environment. Annually, more than 35 percent of Creighton's graduates enroll in graduate and professional schools. Creighton's highly respected professional schools give Creighton undergraduates preference, annually enrolling about 18 percent of classes from Creighton undergraduate programs.

Creighton University faculty members are internationally recognized for research in such diverse areas as cancer genetics, respiratory diseases, osteoporosis and hard tissue research, laser dentistry and implantology, health policy and ethics, photography, environmental science, international development, Biblical studies, economic forecasting, bankruptcy, and antidiscrimination laws. The University has privately endowed chairs in health sciences, Jewish civilization, communication, theology, accounting, managerial ethics, regional economics, information technology management, legal ethics, medicine, surgery, medical outcomes, humanities, and dentistry and the Clare Boothe Luce Faculty Chair for Women in Science.

The University is committed to and maintains facilities for a fourteen-sport Division I athletic program, including a nationally ranked men's soccer team. Each year, Creighton hosts the men's NCAA College World Series.

Creighton University is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. In addition, all undergraduate and professional programs are individually accredited by the appropriate national and state associations and boards.

Creighton offers doctoral programs in biomedical sciences and medical microbiology. Professional doctoral degrees are also offered in occupational therapy, pharmacology, and physical therapy.

Master of Arts degrees are offered in Christian spirituality, English, international relations, liberal studies, and theology. Master of Science degrees are offered in atmospheric sciences, biomedical sciences, counseling and education, mathematics, medical microbiology and immunology, nursing, pharmacology, and physics. Master's degrees are also offered in business administration, computer science, e-commerce, and information technology management.

Academic Life 
The College of Arts and Sciences offers majors leading to the B.A., B.S., and B.F.A. degrees in American studies, applied computer science, art (history and studio), atmospheric sciences, biology, chemistry, classical civilization, computer science, economics, education, English (comparative literature, creative writing, and Irish literature), environmental sciences, exercise sciences, French, German, Greek, history, journalism (news, advertising and public relations, and design production), Latin, mathematics (applied and mathematics/computer science), music, organizational communication, philosophy, physics, political science (legal studies and public policy), psychology, social work, sociology, Spanish, speech communications, statistics, theater, and theology.

A bachelor's degree in emergency medical services is offered through the School of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions.

Majors in the College of Business Administration lead to a B.S.B.A. degree in accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, international business, management information systems, marketing, and prelaw business. Joint programs between the business college and the School of Law allow students to earn a B.S.B.A. degree and a J.D. in six years or a B.S.B.A., a J.D., and an M.B.A. in seven years. Undergraduate degrees in the College of Arts and Sciences and College of Business Administration are available to nontraditional students through Creighton's University College. Advanced technological training is taught in the Creighton Institute for Information Technology and Management.
A Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) is offered to undergraduates and RN students. The School of Nursing has an accelerated one-year program for students who hold nonnursing degrees and maintains a satellite campus in Hastings, Nebraska. It offers an RN-to-B.S.N. program and a nurse practitioner program.

Undergraduate courses stress a well-rounded liberal arts education, with students fulfilling general education requirements in areas that include theology, ethics and philosophy, cultures and civilizations, natural science, and social and behavioral science and skills. A total of 128 semester hours is required for a bachelor's degree. The University offers unique community living and learning opportunities for upperclass students pursuing special research projects and accepts a select group of students in its honors program.

Campus Life 
Creighton's 92.4-acre campus is intersected by a tree-lined brick mall. It is located within walking distance of downtown Omaha and many recreational, cultural, and entertainment opportunities. Approximately 1,800 students live on campus. Omaha is Nebraska's largest city, with a metropolitan population of 700,000. It offers students outstanding opportunities for internships and employment in city government and leading industries, including telecommunications, insurance, banking, and health care. It has a consistently low unemployment rate and cost of living. The city has its own symphony and opera, numerous theaters and museums, a AAA baseball team, an arena football team, and a minor league hockey team.

Creighton is committed to welcoming all expressions of diversity that are in keeping with the Ignatian tradition of fostering an inclusive, compassionate, and respectful environment for our students, staff, faculty, and guests.

Facilities and Resources 
Creighton is committed to providing state-of-the-art facilities, including new and renovated residence halls, the Lied Education Center for the Arts, a modern student center, a 21&Mac218;4-acre physical fitness center, a Bio-Information Center, and one of the largest artificial turf athletic complexes in the Midwest.

Creighton offers students ample technological support. Campus housing allows for computer hookups as well as cable TV and satellite broadcast reception. Students have access to nearly thirty computer centers, with 24-hour online capability. There are modern desktop design and writing laboratories and broadcast facilities. The University's three libraries include the Reinert Alumni Memorial Library, the Health Sciences Library/Learning Resource Center, and the recently remodeled Klutznick Law Library. Together, they house 746,000 volumes, 7,131 different periodicals, and 1.4 million microforms, including U.S. government documents.

Creighton's health sciences schools are part of the Creighton Medical Center, which includes Saint Joseph Hospital and Creighton Medical Associates. The Ahmanson Law Center houses the School of Law, the local bar association, and the legal clinic.

As a member of the NCAA Division I, Creighton University participates and offers scholarships in baseball (m), basketball, crew (w), cross-country running, golf, soccer, softball (w), tennis, volleyball (w).

Financial Aid 
In an effort to keep high-quality Jesuit education affordable, Creighton consistently increases the total amount of scholarships and student aid. The student financial aid program totals more than $80 million, including all federal aid. About 81 percent of Creighton undergraduate students receive some type of financial aid.
Scholarships and grants are awarded on the basis of need, academic achievement, and leadership. The University participates in most federally supported financial aid programs. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Renewal Application is to be filed by returning students by April 1 for the next academic year. Renewable, non-need-based scholarships are available to freshmen with outstanding academic and leadership records.

Admission Requirements 
Creighton University invites men and women of all races, religious faiths, and nationalities to apply for admission. In fall 2000, the mean ACT composite score for incoming freshmen was 25.6. Admission, however, is not based solely on scores but also on the student's personal qualities and leadership potential.
Requirements for freshman admission include high school graduation or equivalent credentials and an indication of college-level ability as reflected in high school grades, ACT or SAT I scores, and recommendations. Freshman applicants should present at least 16 units of high school credit, ideally in English, 4; foreign language, 2; American history, 1; American government, 1; mathematics, 3 (including 1 of algebra); science, 2; and electives, 3.

Students in good standing with a C+ (2.5) average or above at other accredited universities, colleges, or junior colleges may be accepted as transfer students. The College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Business Administration require a minimum of 48 hours to be completed at Creighton. Transfer students are eligible for financial aid.

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