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Chances of getting into Creighton University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
73.7%
Admission Difficulty for Creighton University
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Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionLow
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How hard is it to get into Creighton University and can I get accepted? The school has a 74% acceptance rate ranking it #11 in Nebraska for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 6,915 out of 9,381 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 30 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.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Creighton University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 28% of students submit SAT scores and 84% submit ACT scores.

Creighton University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1170-1350
Applicants Submitting SAT
28%
SAT Scores for Creighton University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 590
SAT Math 25th 580
SAT Composite 25th 1170
SAT Scores for Creighton University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 670
SAT Math 75th 680
SAT Composite 75th 1350
Average SAT Score 1260

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Creighton University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 29 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1170 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 1080. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1260 out of 1600. The school ranks #1 in Nebraska for highest average SAT composite score. 28 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

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 >83%
1260 to 1350 Avg + 74%-83%
1170 to 1260 Avg - 63%-74%
1080 to 1170 Reach 50%-63%
Less than 1080 Low <50%
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Creighton University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
23-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
84%
ACT Scores for Creighton University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 23
ACT Math 25th 24
ACT Composite 25th 23
ACT Scores for Creighton University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 31
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 29
Average ACT Score 26

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 23 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 32 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 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 84 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Creighton University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Creighton University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
29 and Above Good >83%
26 to 29 Avg + 74%-83%
23 to 26 Avg - 63%-74%
20 to 23 Reach 50%-63%
Less than 20 Low <50%
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Creighton University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

What GPA do you need to get into Creighton University?

Applicants require 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 74% of students who apply.

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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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Creighton University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,583 3,798 9,381
Accepted 4,079 2,836 6,915
Acceptance Rate 73% 75% 74%
Enrolled 626 450 1,076
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 15% 16% 16%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
May 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on May 1, 2021.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Creighton University is $40.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Creighton University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Creighton University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not 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.

FAQs

Does Creighton University prefer SAT or ACT?

28% of students submit their SAT scores to Creighton University. 84% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Creighton University?

74% of those who apply are granted admission to Creighton University. Admission competition is low and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Creighton University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1170 and 1350. 28% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Creighton University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 23 and 29. 84% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.