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Creighton University

Omaha, NE 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate78%
Acceptance Rate78%

Creighton University Admissions

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Creighton University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Creighton University's admissions stats.

Creighton University 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.8
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 36%
Mean SAT Score 1246
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 19%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 64%
Waitlist Yes

Creighton University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Creighton University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action Yes November 1 December 15

Applying Early to Creighton University?

Creighton University does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 1. Creighton University will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 15.

Creighton University accepts roughly 82% of early action applicants and 78% all applicants for all deadlines. Last year, Creighton University admitted 3,477 of the 4,22 who applied early action.

➡️ Explore a list of some top colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Creighton University Admissions

Transferring to Creighton University

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Creighton University

In 2022, Creighton University waitlisted 86 students and 34 accepted a place on the waitlist. Of those, 7 eventually got in.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Creighton University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Creighton University

Curious about the factors that are considered by Creighton University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Application Essay Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Class Rank Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with Creighton University for more information on admission factors.

Creighton University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Creighton University, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Creighton University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 3
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Creighton University?

Students admitted to Creighton University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.8. Creighton University considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.

Out of all students that were admitted, 36.29% submitted a class rank. At Creighton University 36% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 66% were in the top 25% and 94% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Creighton University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 38.49%
3.75 and 3.99 26.36%
3.50 and 3.74 10.37%
3.25 and 3.49 16.87%
3.00 and 3.24 5.36%
2.50 and 2.9 2.37%
2.00 and 2.49 0.18%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Creighton University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Creighton University looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Creighton University is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 19% of Creighton University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 64% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Creighton University?

To be competitive with other Creighton University applicants, you should aim to earn between 1140 and 1360 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Creighton University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1360 and 25% of scored lower than 1140, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Creighton University student is 1246.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Creighton University students scored 690 or higher and 75% of students scored 580 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Creighton University students scored 680 or higher, and 75% scored a 580 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Creighton University?

To be most competitive at Creighton University, you should strive to earn between 24 and 32 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 32 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Creighton University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 32, and three out of four students scored lower than 32 on the ACT.

A 24 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Creighton University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 24.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to Creighton University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Creighton University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Creighton University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Creighton University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Creighton University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Creighton University.

Does Creighton University accept transfer credits?

✅ Creighton University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Creighton University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does Creighton University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Creighton University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Creighton University?

❌ No, Creighton University is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you probably want to include them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is Creighton University's acceptance rate?

✅ Creighton University's acceptance rate is 78%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Creighton University?

❌ Creighton University does not offer early decision.

What is the early action acceptance rate at Creighton University?

✅ The early action acceptance rate at Creighton University was 82% in 2021.

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Creighton University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Creighton University? Creighton University is a somewhat selective institution. The Creighton University acceptance rate is 78%. This means that the institution accepts 77 out of every 100 applicants.


Creighton University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Creighton University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Creighton University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Creighton University ACT Scores


ACT Range

24 - 32

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

32 and Above


24 to 32


24 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Creighton University is 28. Students with an ACT score of 32 and above have a good chance of getting into Creighton University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 24 and 32 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 24 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Creighton University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1140 - 1360


Math SAT Range

550 - 690


Reading SAT Range

580 - 680

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1360 and Above


1140 to 1360


1140 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Creighton University students is 1246. Applicants with SAT scores of 1360 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Creighton University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1140 to 1360 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1140 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Creighton University.

Creighton University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Creighton University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.84. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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