Creighton University School of Law

Admissions: Creighton University

Fall 2009 Admissions and Enrollment Statistics
Total number of full- and part-time applicants 1,366
Total number of full- and part-time acceptances 771
Overall acceptance rate 56.4%
Total number of full- and part-time first-year students enrolled 177
Number of full-time program applicants 1,314
Number of full-time program acceptances 753
Full-time acceptance rate 57.3%
Number of first-year full-time students enrolled 173
Number of part-time program applicants 52
Number of part-time program acceptances 18
Part-time acceptance rate 34.6%
Number of first-year part-time students enrolled 4
Fall 2009 GPA and LSAT Scores
25th-75th percentile GPA scores for all students 3.13-3.64
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 151-156
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for full-time students 3.15-3.64
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for full-time students 151-156
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for part-time students 2.79-3.1
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for part-time students 147-152

Careers: Creighton University

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2008 administrations)
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar NE
School’s bar passage rate for first-time test takers 88.4%
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 89.1%
Class of 2008 Graduates
Total graduates 146
Graduates employed at graduation 50.3%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 92.4%
Starting Salaries of 2008 Graduates Employed Full-time
25th percentile private sector starting salary $50,000
Median private sector starting salary $60,000
75th percentile private sector starting salary $80,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 60%
Median public service starting salary $56,475
Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2008)
Percent employed in academia 0.0%
Percent employed in business and industry 20.8%
Percent employed in government 23.1%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 5.4%
Percent employed in law firms 48.5%
Percent employed in public interest 1.5%
Percent employed in an unknown field 0.7%
Percent employed in a judicial clerkship by an Article III federal judge 2.7%
2008 Graduates Employment Location
Graduates employed in-state 48%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 0%
Number of states where graduates are employed 27
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 0.0%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 0.8%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 3.8%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 60.8%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 3.1%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 0.8%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 3.8%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 7.7%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 14.6%
Employment location unknown 4.6%
Career Services
(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Career services operations Creighton offers comprehensive assistance including: spring on-campus interviews for 1Ls, fall on-campus interviews for 2Ls and 3Ls, an off-campus interview program in Kansas City, a website with job postings, one-on-one counseling, resume review, mock interviews, judicial clerkship counseling, alumni lunches, professional development, bar exam information, and a nationwide alumni network.
Job Type
Bar admission required or anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 82.3%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 8.4%
Professional/other (jobs that require professional skills or training but for which a J.D. is neither preferred nor particularly applicable; e.g., accountant, teacher, business manager, nurse) 6.1%
Nonprofessional/other (job that does not require any professional skills or training or is taken on a temporary basis and not viewed as part of a career path) 2.3%