Creighton University: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

Creighton University

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Creighton University is a private Jesuit university with an acceptance rate of 71%. Located on an 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 will become 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. On 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 scorechoice 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 2017-18 admissions cycle, 84% of admitted students submitted ACT scores. Note that beginning with the 2019-20 admissions cycle, Creighton University will become 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 2018, the average high school GPA of Creighton University's incoming freshmen class was 3.74, and over 63% of incoming students had average GPAs of 3.75 and above. 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.
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. However, 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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