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Creighton University

Omaha, NE 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate76%

Creighton University Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into Creighton University. Around 76% of applicants get into Creighton University each year. Out of 7,976 applications received in 2023, 6,037 students were offered admission.

If you are applying to Creighton University, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Creighton University Admissions Stats at a Glance

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

Creighton University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.9
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 37%
Mean SAT Score 1302
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 14%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 56%
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

Considering 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 around 79% of early action applicants and 76% all applicants for all deadlines. In 2022, Creighton University admitted 3,554 of the 4,483 who applied early action.

Some students apply early because they hope it will increase their chances of acceptance. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of being admitted, since it demonstrates your interest in a school.

➡️ Find 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

How To Get Into Creighton University

Creighton University is a moderately difficult school to get into. Creighton University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.

In 2022, Creighton University accepted 76% of all applicants, around 6,037 from 7,976 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Creighton University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transferring to Creighton University

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Creighton University

In 2022, Creighton University waitlisted 74 students and 24 accepted a place on the waitlist.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Creighton University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider 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 choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Creighton University

What does Creighton University consider 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
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered

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

Creighton University Application Requirements

To apply to Creighton University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check 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
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 3.9. Creighton University considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.

Out of all students that were admitted, 30% submitted a class rank. At Creighton University 37% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 67% were in the top 25% and 93% 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 44.15%
3.75 and 3.99 26.71%
3.50 and 3.74 6.43%
3.25 and 3.49 15.79%
3.00 and 3.24 4.58%
2.50 and 2.9 2.14%
2.00 and 2.49 0.2%

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 highlights 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 has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 14% of Creighton University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 56% 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 strive to score between 1220 and 1400 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Creighton University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1400 and 25% of scored lower than 1220, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Creighton University student is 1302.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Creighton University students scored 720 or higher and 75% of students scored 610 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Creighton University students scored 700 or higher, and 75% scored a 610 or higher.

To be most competitive at Creighton University, you should strive to earn between 24 and 31 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 31 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Creighton University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 31, and three out of four students scored lower than 31 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.

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.

Do I have to submit test scores to Creighton University?

❌ No, Creighton University is test optional, so you can choose if you want to to submit your standardized test scores. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting 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 76%.

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 79% 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 76%. This means that the institution accepts 75 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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1220 - 1400


Math SAT Range

598 - 720


Reading SAT Range

610 - 700

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1400 and Above


1220 to 1400


1220 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Creighton University students is 1302. Applicants with SAT scores of 1400 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Creighton University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1220 to 1400 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1220 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 3.9. 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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