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Creighton University, located in Omaha, Nebraska, offers a top-ranked education in the Jesuit tradition for people who want to contribute something meaningful to the world. It is where students, faculty, and staff thrive in a supportive community committed to Jesuit, Catholic values and traditions. Here, students learn to become leaders through service to others.
More than 8,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students of various ages come to Creighton from near and far. They are committed to academic excellence. The academic profile of our incoming freshmen represents one of the strongest among all U.S. Catholic universities. Creighton students value faith, leadership, and service, and they find opportunities to grow in these areas at Creighton. Through internships, research, and clinical experience, they learn by doing.
They eagerly take what they learn out into their communities to make a difference. Recent graduates report a success rate of 99 percent: they are employed, continuing their education, or in a volunteer program.
Faculty members embody the Creighton mission and values by showing care and respect for each student. In the classroom, they integrate critical and creative thinking with active approaches to learning. They equip students with ethical perspectives to help navigate our complex world. As experts in their fields, faculty members conduct research that advances new knowledge. They help prepare students to live extraordinary lives by modeling a lifelong commitment to community, inquiry, justice, reflection, and service.
Creighton is a Catholic and Jesuit comprehensive university committed to excellence in its selected undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. As Catholic, Creighton is dedicated to the pursuit of truth in all its forms and is guided by the Catholic Church's living tradition.
As a Jesuit, Creighton participates in the Society of Jesus's tradition, which provides an integrating vision of the world that arises out of the knowledge and love of Jesus Christ.
As comprehensive, Creighton's education embraces several colleges and professional schools and is directed to the intellectual, social, spiritual, physical, and recreational aspects of students' lives and the promotion of justice.
Creighton exists for students and learning. Members of the Creighton community are challenged to reflect on transcendent values, including their relationship with God, in an atmosphere of freedom of inquiry, belief, and religious worship. Service to others, the importance of family life, the inalienable worth of each individual, and appreciation of ethnic and cultural diversity are core values of Creighton.
Creighton faculty members research to enhance teaching, contribute to society's betterment and discover new knowledge. Faculty and staff stimulate critical and creative thinking and provide ethical perspectives for dealing with an increasingly complex world.
Creighton may offer a top interdisciplinary education, but this is far more than the place you will learn. As a traditional undergraduate student at Creighton, you will live, sleep, eat, on-campus, or off, in an active community. As an adult, you likely have a full-time job, a family, or other responsibilities that deserve your attention. Luckily, Creighton has various programs specifically created to fit your busy schedule, lifestyle, and needs. Creighton's tradition can be seen across the community through local arts and culture and by the motto, 'work hard, play hard.'
It is where you'll challenge yourself and push yourself to do more and do better. As part of our campus clubs, Greek life, or networking organizations, you will have the opportunity to lead and pursue your passions. We will work with you every step of the way to ensure that you achieve success academically and personally.
Creighton's nine schools and colleges deliver a robust education with programs in the arts and sciences, law, business, and health sciences. Opportunities for hands-on research, service-learning, study abroad, and other immersive learning experiences abound.
The student's formation as a "whole person" and well-rounded individual is vital in every program. The Magis Core Curriculum for undergraduate students is designed to introduce students to a range of ideas and disciplines, all within a framework focused on ethical reasoning and critical thinking.
Omaha, Nebraska, stands apart as a top metro area for affordability, a strong economy, and quality of life. Omaha has been voted a leading city for music, sports, dining, and outdoor recreation time and time again.Several Fortune 500 companies call Omaha home, providing quality internships for students and jobs for graduates. Creighton University is a committed partner with many organizations and neighbors in our beloved community.
Select health sciences programs are also offered in Hastings, Nebraska, Anchorage, Alaska, Denver, Colorado, and Phoenix, Arizona, where an unprecedented partnership helps make Creighton the largest Catholic health care educator in the country.
Founded in 1878, Creighton is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. The Society of Jesus—the world's largest Catholic religious order of priests and brothers—was founded in the mid-1500s by St. Ignatius of Loyola. Jesuits, as members of the Society of Jesus, continue the Ignatian tradition by advancing education worldwide. Many Jesuits live and work on the Creighton campus as professors, administrators, coaches, and students. Even the University president is a Jesuit.
Creighton's mascot has been the bluejay since 1924, and we have been part of the BIG EAST conference since 2013. Fans far and wide cheer proudly for Bluejay athletics, including basketball, baseball, cross-country, golf, rowing, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball teams. Our student-athletes excel on the field, the court, the classroom, and in community outreach.

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