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Creighton University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Creighton University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
72%
Admission Difficulty for Creighton University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Creighton University and can I get accepted? The school has a 72% acceptance rate ranking it #15 in Nebraska for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 7,004 out of 9,727 applicants were admitted making Creighton University a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 28 percent. Creighton University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 16% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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Creighton University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1140-1350
Applicants Submitting SAT
23%
SAT Scores for Creighton University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 570
SAT Math 25th 570
SAT Composite 25th 1140
SAT Scores for Creighton University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 680
SAT Math 75th 670
SAT Composite 75th 1350
Average SAT Score 1250

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Creighton University?

Creighton University typically requires applicants to be in the top 34 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1140 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1030. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1250 out of 1600. The school ranks #2 in Nebraska for highest average SAT composite score. 23 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Creighton University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1350 and Above Good >81%
1245 to 1350 Avg + 72%-81%
1140 to 1245 Avg - 60%-72%
1035 to 1140 Reach 47%-60%
Less than 1035 Low <47%
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Creighton University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
25-30 
Applicants Submitting ACT
88%
ACT Scores for Creighton University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 24
ACT Math 25th 24
ACT Composite 25th 25
ACT Scores for Creighton University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 31
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 30
Average ACT Score 27

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Creighton University?

Admission data indicates that Creighton University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 25 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 22 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 22 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 28 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #1 in Nebraska for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 88 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Creighton University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Creighton University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
30 and Above Good >83%
27 to 30 Avg + 72%-83%
25 to 27 Avg - 63%-72%
23 to 25 Reach 52%-63%
Less than 23 Low <52%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.75
Typical High School Grades
A-

You will need exceptionally good grades to get into Creighton University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Creighton University was 3.75 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #1 in Nebraska for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Creighton University accepts 72% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Creighton University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 56% Good
3.50 to 3.75 18% Avg -
3.25 to 3.50 14% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 8% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 4% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

68% of Creighton University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Creighton University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 40%
Top 25% of class 68%
Top 50% of class 93%
Bottom 50% of class 7%
Bottom 25% of class 1%

Admission Statistics

Creighton University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,597 4,130 9,727
Accepted 3,994 3,010 7,004
Acceptance Rate 71% 73% 72%
Enrolled 640 480 1,120
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 16% 16% 16%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Feb 15, 2020
Days left to Apply
84

Applicants have 84 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Feb 15, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Creighton University before the Feb 15 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Dec 7 Dec 20
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Dec 14 Dec 24

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Creighton University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Creighton University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Creighton University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=181002 IPEDS survey data for Creighton University.