Creighton University, located in Omaha, Nebraska, offers a top-ranked education in the Jesuit tradition for people who want to contribute something meaningful to the world. It’s where students, faculty and staff thrive in a supportive community committed to Jesuit, Catholic values and traditions. And, it’s where students learn to become leaders through service to others.
Creighton’s nine schools and colleges deliver powerful education that connects arts and sciences, law and business with health science programs in dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, occupational and physical therapy, public health and emergency medical services.
U.S. News and World Report magazine ranks Creighton University first among midwestern comprehensive universities and places it in the top 46 U.S. institutions for "undergraduate research/creative projects" along with Stanford University, Harvard University and Johns Hopkins University. For more than 20 years, Creighton has been a top-ranked midwestern university in U.S. News and World Report's "America's Best Colleges." For the eighth year in a row, Creighton was No. 1 in the 2011 rankings of Midwest Regional universities. Among Creighton’s 8,200 undergraduate and graduate students, who come from every region of the U.S., are 170 international students representing 43 countries. The 14:1 student to faculty ratio has earned Creighton a "best value" ranking by Money magazine. The undergraduate chemistry and biology departments are nationally ranked in the top 1.5 percent and 3.5 percent respectively. Campus facilities include a well-equipped fitness center, a student center, three major libraries, a new science building with state-of-the-art laboratory equipment and abundant computer resources.
Main CampusOmaha, Nebraska, United States5,000 - 20,000 on Campus250,000+ residents in OmahaLanguage(s) spoken on campus: English
Creighton's 108-acre campus is within walking distance of downtown Omaha, the riverfront parks and the Old Market shopping, restaurant and entertainment district. The home of internationally known financier Warren Buffett, Omaha boasts a number of Fortune 500 companies, including Con Agra and Union Pacific Railroad. The city is home to the NCAA College World Series and the Henry Doorly Zoo, one of the nation's top family tourist destinations. Omaha's own symphony, opera and ballet productions are held in the Orpheum Theatre; the new 17,000-seat Qwest Center CenturyLink Center holds sporting events and popular concerts. Omaha also has art museums that host national traveling exhibits and an internationally-renown artist colony and creativity center located in downtown's warehouse district.
Creighton has more than 200 student organizations across academic, cultural, political, professional, religious, service, sport and social themes that are open to international students. Of particular interest is the International Student Association; ISA sponsors the annual International Banquet in February including food from around the world, student performances and a fashion show!
ISEP students are encouraged to participate in the Multinational Ambassador Program which matches international students with U.S. students in an effort to promote friendship and cross-cultural understanding. The Office of International Programs organizes group activities for all MAP participants throughout the semester. Applications will be distributed during the orientation period.
ISEP students may also join an intramural sports team for basketball, dodgeball, flag football, golf, lacrosse, racquetball, rowing, softball, tennis, ultimate frisbee or volleyball. This is a great way to interact with local students!