By and large, students agree that one of the best things about Creighton’s academics is the dedication of faculty. Students feel that most of their teachers really seem to care. Open-door policies, quick e-mail responses, and general concern for both academic progress and personal happiness have students singing their teachers’ praises. The generally small class sizes also help; students in majors that have more students per class typically express less satisfaction with their educational experiences and greater detachment from professors. Students also agree that most classes have heavy workloads, which is to be expected from college. However, it can be surprising to discover that a relatively little-known school is so challenging. Here, you can’t expect to spend as much time partying as your state school counterparts when there are so many chapters to read each night.
The Jesuit tradition prepares students for the real world by showing them many different approaches to considering ideas and solving problems. Students are personally invested in their own education here—you can go through the motions and get a degree anywhere, but Creighton will bend and challenge your brain. An important component of making this education so thorough is the buffet of basic requirements—the liberal education all students receive. At the base is a broad spectrum of classes that involve learning in various ways, from the logic of philosophy to the analysis of literature to the inquiry of theology. For those who seek a comprehensive education that teaches “the whole person,” Creighton is just right.