Why Creighton

Be a Bluejay

Creighton is not a place that stands still. Since 1878, our students have fueled their passions intellectually, spiritually and socially—through a distinctive Jesuit education. An education powered by a tight-knit community of people eager and able to prepare students for their coming years with valuable internships and undergraduate research. Big opportunities at a university just big enough.

You get to do more here because we offer more—in nationally recognized health sciences programs, global studies and career advising to ensure your success. To prepare you for a future as a skilled professional and ethical leader, ready to act boldly and with compassion for humanity. Ready to become what the world needs.

A University of Excellence

Our Jesuit mission demands excellence in academics. We deliver through nine schools and colleges spanning the arts, sciences, business, law and health professions programs. On top of that, if you’re looking to dentistry, law, medicine, occupational therapy, pharmacy or physical therapy, we have the country’s most complete pre-professional scholars program, which offers qualifying students the chance to be part of our guarantee program. If you’re looking to immerse in international destinations to expand your education and prepare for employment, turn to our Global Scholars Program.

Our inclusive educational environment means personal attention from faculty and practical experience. The opportunities here are the launchpad to your aspirations.

Others recognize what we offer. U.S. News & World Report ranks us among the leading National Universities with high rankings for undergraduate teaching, innovation, best value and business programs.

1 Student to Faculty Ratio, 4,472 Undergraduate Students, 4349 Professional and Graduate Students

Meet Our Community

Nearly 80% of our students come from out-of-state cities and towns, coast-to-coast and across the world. They settle into a home of their own on campus supported by students, staff and faculty ready to welcome them with events and activities every day of the week. Students live on campus because there is a vibrant life found in the residence and dining halls, student centers, fitness and athletic facilities. The on-campus hustle and bustle creates the caring community that Creighton is known for. Plus, campus is nestled next to downtown Omaha for easy access to nearby food, music, art and sports scenes.

Creighton students outdoors on campus

97% of recent graduates are employed or enrolled in graduate school or a volunteer program within 6 months of graduation, 42,000+ jobs and internships available through the career center, 92% of students completed an internship or are engaged in research

Future Focused

From your first day on campus to long after graduation, you’ll find the support to succeed. Unlike many other universities, classes are taught by industry experts and professors, not teaching assistants, and world-class research opportunities begin here as early as freshman year. From analyzing limestone votive statues in Cyprus to developing non-invasive lasers to diagnose cancer, there is no limit on what you can research as an undergraduate student at Creighton.

We have many opportunities for you to dive into research or just about anything else. The Creighton EDGE will help you, with academic coaching, tutoring, advising and more, to navigate college and your future. Whatever path you pursue, we’re alongside you every step.

International Alumni Network

Our alumni and friends—a one-of-a-kind community—help prepare generations of Creighton students to land their first job or advance their careers. Nearly 70,000 alumni live and work in diverse industries across the U.S. and dozens of other countries.

When you earn a Creighton degree you join a lifelong network of notable Bluejays including Kyle Korver, professional NBA player; Mike Johanns, former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture; Cathy Hughes, the first Black woman to head a publicly traded corporation; and Sheila Nix, chief of staff to the Department of Education.

Alumni in business meeting

Creighton archway on the mall

Ready for the Next Step?

You’ve read the basics on Creighton, but there is so much more to explore. Our rigorous academics and commitment to service will challenge you and transform you. Reach out and see what lies ahead for you.