DD has had Creighton near the top of her ‘possibilities’ list for quite a while (was planning a Chemistry major, now leaning toward Business with a Chem minor with the intent to go into IP law.) We arranged a visit, were really excited, but it just fell flat in so many ways.
DD is a prospect, not admitted student. Apparently, the day we got there for our visit, not only was it Admitted Students Day, but they had several groups of younger high school kids visiting as well. So, DD got a little lost in the shuffle - the admissions office wasn’t sure where to put her since she was doing an individual visit, we got a 20 minute visit with a grad student in the admissions office who just tuned her out as soon as DD said this was the second school she had visited, he shuffled all of our questions off to the financial aid office and made no attempt to answer. Our tour guide was very aloof, didn’t seem to have done many tours. Our one visit with a professor (Chemistry) fell flat - he never showed up for our meeting!
We wound up leaving midway through lunch so we could catch our flight home - our ‘lunch student’ was equally disorganized and had no idea if we were with his group or not, and he seemed more interested in talking about the soccer program than the school.
Creighton is still on DD’s list, though it’s dropped significantly on mine based on this visit. DD and I will visit the school again in July, hoping that midsummer brings a quieter day where we can spend more time really visiting the campus without crowds. She’s emailed her admissions counselor letting him know some of our concerns and hoping we can get a more focused visit with the right people this time, but we’ve heard nothing back, and it’s been a week.
This isn’t a gripe, but a legitimate question - is this level of disorganization normal at Creighton? Are they trying to weed out borderline prospects by frustration? Or did we just get caught on a bad day with a bad counselor? I grew up in the Omaha area, and I know Creighton has a fantastic reputation, but the visit just fell flat.