Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneA-
- Campus FoodC
- Student LifeA-
Creighton University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
NCAA Division I-AAA
Big East Conference
Creighton University Rankings
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.62 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.61 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.61 responses
Undergrads Over 25
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 38 responsesReport
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.83 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.86 responses
After Creighton University
- Very Good365
At first I hated Creighton. To me, it was a place in the middle of a corn field where my parents attended college. It took me three visits to realize this is where I belonged. I love how Creighton is a 'direct entry' nursing school, and how the professors are still working nurses today. I am involved in Greek life on campus and I love how Creighton's Greek Life is more centered around service and community projects. It is different than the state schools and I really enjoy it. Creighton does a great job at Greek Unity. At some state schools, sororities are rivals and some girls wont talk to you if you are in a different sorority. Not at Creighton, I have friends in every sorority and not once have a felt 'hated' by another sorority. The entire atmosphere of Creighton is what drew me in the most. The campus is not too big and all the classes are close together. I love being able to walk down campus and say Hi to just about everyone. It took a while for me to fall in love with Creighton, but I am so happy that my parents made me come on so many visits!
- College Junior
- 12 months ago
Here's the thing: Al the admissions officers and everyone at Creighton says that it's diverse before you come here, but once you arrive on campus it's a totally different thing. Racism isn't publicly shown here but there is a lot of subtle and indirect racism. The people who have it pretty hard here are definitely Indians (or any other person whose ethnicity comes from South Asia), Middle Eastern people, sometimes African Americans (the African American basketball players are treated nicely, however), and Latinos. After all, it is a school in the Midwest and half the school is from minnesota. People like to say we're diverse just because we have people from Hawaii, but it really isn;t that diverse. Most of the "social interactions" occur between Caucasian people who are really good looking and/or fit or have an athletic build. It's basically high school all over again, despite how many Creighton students try to say it's not.
- College Sophomore
- 2 months ago
The two most important things incoming freshman need to know about how to survive academics here at Creighton are 1. Choose classes wisely in order to have a good schedule. Your class schedule in college affects the way you study and the way you manage your time. Don;t take any night classes unless you have to. 2. Choose the right professor. If you're for example majoring biology, then don;t take a hard teacher for your mandatory theology or biblical tradition class. The best way to check professor easiness and ratings is ratemyprofessor.com. Professors here are extremely smart, especially the science and math teachers (and philosophy and theology teacher), however most of them aren;t that great at teaching. Very few actually know know how to engage students in the material taught, and that makes sense as they are doing research in addition to teaching and they don;t actually specialize in teaching students like high school teachers are. The biology, chemistry physics and math professors are not that helpful to be honest, unless you're good at the subject or you're a favorite student. Course variety is amazing considering Creighton is a liberal arts school and liberal arts schools tend to have fewer majors and courses. Class style depends on the professor. Class size is usually large for introductory classes. The introductory psychology classes tend to be between 60 and 70 (don;t take Dr. Huss unless you really like psychology and are willing to study 2-3 hours every day for it), intro chem is usually 40-50 depending on the teacher (take dr. anderson if you don;t want mastering chemistry and if you are fairly good at chemistry), and the introductory biology classes tend to be between 180-200. The theology and english class sizes are fairly small; they are usually between 20 and 25. The history classes are usually larger, about 30 to 35. Just take AP courses and pass the exams to get credit so you can take less magic core classes.
- College Sophomore
- 2 months ago