Omaha Public Radio News
2:11 pm
Thu August 25, 2011

Creighton Freshmen walk a new path to education

Omaha, NE – Creighton University has a freshman class of 975 students this year.

On Tuesday, the students participated in The Creighton Pathway, a new academic precession held before the President's academic convocation. Patrick Borchers, Vice President of Academic Affairs, says the academic profile of the incoming class puts Creighton among the top-10 private universities in the Midwest. He says the incoming class scored in the 88th percentile on the ACT's on average.

Borchers says they also averaged about a 3.8 GPA in high school. He says Tuesday's ceremony is designed to mark beginning of the students' academic careers, "It's actually a new tradition. It's one that Father Lannon brought with him. We began on the steps of St. John's Church, which is the heart of campus. It was a good way for the new students to get inaugurated into the academic life of the university."

Borchers says Creighton University's freshman class is academically talented and diverse.