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Creighton Acceptance Rate

So, you’re thinking about applying to Creighton University, and you’re curious about your chances of admission. Well, we’re here to help! Of course, there are a lot of factors in the admissions process, and it’s impossible to accurately predict whether you’ll be admitted or not. However, the most important factors in the admissions game are your GPA and test scores. So, using those as a measure, we can give you an estimate of your chances.

Test Type
SAT Score: 1600
GPA: 4

Percent change to get into :100 percent

With an acceptance rate of 71%, admission to Creighton University is mildly competitive. Based on our analysis, to have a good chance of being admitted, you need to be at the top of your class and have an SAT score of close to 1300, or an ACT score of around 27.

Not quite there? Try taking our SAT prep course and you’ll still have a chance of getting in, but it’s in the single digits. Let’s take a closer look at Creighton admission statistics.


Creighton Admissions Statistics

Creighton’s acceptance rate in 2017 was 71%. For students applying to the class of 2021, out of 10,352 applicants, Creighton admitted about 7,315. The average GPA of admitted applicants was 3.77, the average ACT score was 27, and the average SAT score was 1240.

For students who took the ACT, the 25th percentile score of successful applicants was 24, and the 75th percentile score was 29.

For students who took the SAT, the 25th percentile score was 1130. The 75th percentile score was 1350.


If you’re somewhere in the middle of these numbers, remember that a high test score can compensate for a slightly lower GPA, and vice versa. If you’re at the lower end, it helps if you’re a diverse applicant, the child of an alum, or have incredible personal achievements. Still, at the 25th percentile, your chances of getting in are in the low single digits.

Other aspects of your application, such as athletics, extracurricular and recommendations, are important, but will likely only make a difference for admission if you’re in the 75th percentile range for your GPA and SAT/ACT scores.

As we said, admission to Creighton is very competitive. Even if Creighton is your dream school, and even if you’re in the 75th percentile, you’ll still want to make sure you apply to a wide variety of schools to ensure you’ll gain admission somewhere.

Generally, you should have at least three safety schools (where you are in the 75th percentile of GPA/test scores), three reach schools (where you are in the 25th percentile of GPA/test scores) and three target schools (where you are near the average for GPA/test scores) on your list.

OK, so you’ve decided to apply. We took a look at Creighton’s admissions requirements to help you get everything in order.


Creighton Application Requirements

To apply to Creighton, you’ll need to fill out either the Common App or the Creighton Online Application, submit an ACT or SAT score, submit your high school transcript, submit a high school counselor evaluation, and submit an Essay or Personal Statement. Everything should be submitted by November 1st for Early Action, and December 1st for Regular Decision.

Here’s a full list of application requirements:

  • Fill out either the Common App or the Creighton Online Application
  • Submit an ACT score or SAT score
  • Submit a high school counselor evaluation
  • Submit your high school transcript
  • Submit a high school counselor evaluation
  • Submit an Essay or Personal Statement

The application deadline is November 1st for Early Action and December 1st for Regular Decision. January 15th is the financial aid application deadline. May 1 is the reply date for admitted students.

Have you been admitted to Creighton? Congratulations! Below is a glimpse of what your classmates will be like.


Creighton Admitted Students Profile

If you matriculate at Creighton, you’ll be joining a diverse class, with students from all over the U.S. and the world, and have a chance to study in dozens of fields.

Here are some interesting facts about the student population:

  • Roughly 43% are male and 57% are female
  • 3.1% of students are international

Creighton has a diverse class, as well, with a large number of people of color. The ethnicities of admitted applicants are:

  • International: 3.1%
  • Underrepresented minority: 1.9%
  • Two or more races: 4.5%
  • White: 72%

What do these admitted students plan to study? Creighton offers dozens of majors, and students matriculating there pursue a wide number of subjects. Here is a list of some of the top programs:


  • Business
  • Psychology
  • Biomedical Sciences

Now, how are you going to pay for this?

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Creighton Tuition Figures

At $52,206, Creighton’s cost of attendance is high. But, don’t panic! Most incoming students receive some form of financial aid, and the average award is $21,068.

Here’s a fuller look at Creighton tuition and financial aid in 2017:

  • Total budget: $52,206
  • Average financial aid package: $21,068
  • The average student debt of a Creighton graduate is $35,921

Now, what is life like at Creighton? Let’s take a look.


Campus Location

Creighton’s main campus is located in Omaha, Nebraska, just outside of the city’s downtown business district.

The school was originally founded through a gift that stipulated that a school needed to be found in her husband’s memory.

Remember, you’re going to Creighton for its excellent academics! Below is a look at what academic life will be like.


Creighton Academics

Creighton has dozens of majors. Some of the school’s more interesting majors are:

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management
  • Creative Writing
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Care Administration
  • Information Technology
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Marketing
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Philosophy
  • Sociology
  • Theology

Now, let’s take a look at life outside the classroom at Creighton.


Student Life at Creighton

Creighton has hundreds of student organizations, covering academic interests, creative and performing arts, cultural and racial initiatives, gender and sexuality affinity groups, government and politics interests, and various media and publications.

Here’s a sampling of Creighton’s student activities:

  • Advertising Club
  • Bowling Club
  • Club Golf Team
  • Creighton University Gender and Sexuality Alliance
  • Dance Jamz Hip Hop Club
  • Economics Society
  • Fit For Life
  • Green Jays
  • History Society
  • Interdisciplinary Running Club
  • JayBeats Acapella
  • Kendou Club
  • League of Legends Club
  • Medicine Gender and Sexuality Alliance
  • Odyssey at CU
  • Peer2Peer
  • Quidditch Club

Are you an athlete? Creighton’s got plenty of options for you.


Creighton Athletics

Creighton offers a large number of intercollegiate sports, with extensive varsity, as well as club, offerings, for both men and women. So, if you’re not up to varsity level, remember there are plenty of club and intramural sports to try out for, too.

Creighton’s sports include:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross-Country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis

Who might you become with a Creighton degree? Let’s take a look at some well-known and successful alums:


Notable Alums

Creighton has produced politicians, business tycoons, entertainers, musicians, media figures, and leaders in dozens of other fields.

Here’s a list of some particularly well-known alums:

  • Time Magazine editor James Keogh
  • Journalist Colleen Williams
  • Novelist Ron Hansen
  • Guggenheim Partners CEO Mark Walter
  • TD Ameritrade founder J. Joseph Ricketts
  • NBA player Doug McDermott
  • MLB player Ty Blach
  • MLS player Brian Holt
  • Photojournalist Charles G. Hall
  • Radio One founder Cathy Hughes

And this is only a partial list!


Getting into Creighton is competitive. Don’t despair if you get a no. If you have a strong GPA and high test scores, you have a great chance of getting into at least one of the more competitive schools. And if you don’t, remember: where you go is NOT who you are. If you work hard, you’ll end up at a school that’s right for you, and still get a great education.

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Dr. Shaan Patel MD MBA

Written by Dr. Shaan Patel MD MBA

Prep Expert Founder & CEO

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