Resources › For Students and Parents Creighton University: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics Share Flipboard Email Print Raymond Bucko, SJ / Flickr / CC BY-2.0 For Students and Parents College Admissions College Profiles College Admissions Process College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips Testing Graphs College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated February 06, 2020 Creighton University is a private Jesuit university with an acceptance rate of 71%. Located on a 108-acre campus near downtown Omaha, Nebraska, Creighton undergraduates can choose from over 50 academic programs. Creighton has an impressive 11-to-1 student/faculty ratio. On the athletic front, the Creighton Bluejays compete in the NCAA Division I Big East Conference. Considering applying to Creighton University? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs of admitted students. Acceptance Rate During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, Creighton University had an acceptance rate of 71%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 71 students were admitted, making Creighton's admissions process somewhat competitive. Admissions Statistics (2017-18) Number of Applicants 10,112 Percent Admitted 71% Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 16% SAT Scores and Requirements Creighton University requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 28% of admitted students submitted SAT scores. Note that beginning with the 2019-20 admissions cycle, Creighton University became test-optional. SAT Range (Admitted Students) Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile ERW 580 670 Math 570 680 ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing This admissions data tells us that most of Creighton's admitted students fall within the top 35% natIonally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to Creighton scored between 580 and 670, while 25% scored below 580 and 25% scored above 670. In the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 570 and 680, while 25% scored below 570 and 25% scored above 680. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1350 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at Creighton. Requirements Creighton does not require the SAT writing section. Note that Creighton participates in the score choice program, which means that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all SAT test dates. ACT Scores and Requirements Creighton requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2018-19 admissions cycle, 84% of admitted students submitted ACT scores. Note that beginning with the 2019-20 admissions cycle, Creighton University became test-optional. ACT Range (Admitted Students) Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile English 24 32 Math 24 29 Composite 24 30 This admissions data tells us that most of Creighton's admitted students fall within the top 26% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to Creighton University received a composite ACT score between 24 and 30, while 25% scored above 30 and 25% scored below 24. Requirements Creighton University does not require the ACT writing section. Unlike many universities, Creighton superscores ACT results; your highest subscores from multiple ACT sittings will be considered. GPA In 2019, the middle 50% of Creighton University's incoming class had high school GPAs between 3.6 and 4.0. 25% had a GPA above 4.0, and 25% had a GPA below 3.6. These results suggest that most successful applicants to Creighton have primarily A grades. Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph Creighton University Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex. The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to Creighton University. GPAs are unweighted. Find out how you compare to accepted students, see the real-time graph, and calculate your chances of getting in with a free Cappex account. Admissions Chances Creighton University, which accepts fewer than three-quarters of applicants, has somewhat competitive admissions. Creighton also has a holistic admissions process and admissions decisions are based on much more than numbers. A strong application essay and optional glowing letters of recommendation can strengthen your application, as can participation in meaningful extracurricular activities and a rigorous course schedule. The college is looking for students who will contribute to the campus community in meaningful ways, not just students who show promise in the classroom. Students with particularly compelling stories or achievements can still receive serious consideration even if their grades and scores are outside of Creighton's average range. In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. Most successful applicants had high school averages of "B+" or higher, combined SAT scores of 1100 or higher (ERW+M), and ACT composite scores of 22 or better. Many Creighton students had high school GPAs in the "A" range. 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