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Tuition & Fees

$42,536

$42,536

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
7%
600-699
27%
500-599
49%
400-499
16%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
5%
600-699
27%
500-599
47%
400-499
20%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
30-36
15%
24-29
50%
18-23
33%
12-17
2%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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undergraduateRatios

47%

53%

male

female

1
7

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

78%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,707
Declined + 1,284
Total Received 5,991
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Private (nonprofit)

3,480

undergraduate students

3,041

graduate students

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School Facts

The Catholic University of America, founded in 1887 by the U.S. Catholic bishops with the support of Pope Leo XIII, is the national university of the Catholic Church in the United States. It is located on a 184-acre campus just north of Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 6,521
Established in 1887
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Accredited by •  AALS (Association of American Law Schools)
•  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ALA (American Library Association)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  ATS (Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)
•  NAAB (National Architectural Accrediting Board)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

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Washington, DC

176-acre, suburban campus in Washington, DC (population: 658,893). Served by air, bus, and train. School operates transportation to adjacent apartment complexes and residential community. Public transportation serves campus.

Catholic University of America
620 Michigan Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20064

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
57%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
92%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
1 fraternities 1% of male students
 
1 sororities 1% of female students

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
7%
600-699
27%
500-599
49%
400-499
16%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
5%
600-699
27%
500-599
47%
400-499
20%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
30-36
15%
24-29
50%
18-23
33%
12-17
2%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $55
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 15
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 15
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted

Moderately Selective

78%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,707
Declined + 1,284
Total Received 5,991

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Recommendations
Secondary school record

Important

Essay
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Volunteer Work

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Standardized test scores
Work Experience

Not Considered

Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Office of Admissions
P: 800 673-2772
F: 202 319-6533
cua-admissions@cua.edu

Cost

Tuition $41,800
Room & board $13,820
Additional fees $736
Books & supplies $838
Total $57,194
Average Financial Aid - $26,989
Total with Avg. Aid $30,205

Financial Aid

79%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$26,989

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,301,608
State $80,467
Institutional $39,597,177
Other external $514,505
Total $42,493,757

Non-need-based

Federal $3,610
State $2,024
Institutional $17,893,417
Other external $171,072
Total $18,070,123

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
diving
field hockey
football
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Old Dominion Athletic Conference (Division III), Eastern College Athletic Conference, Landmark Conference
Mascot
Cardinals
School colors
red and black
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accompanying/Chamber Music
Accounting
American Politics
Ancient Aramaic
Ancient Biblical Hebrew
Anthropology
Applied Experimental Psychology
Arabic
Architecture
Art
Art History
Art Teacher Education
Art/Painting
Art/Sculpture
Biblical Studies
Biblical Theology
Biochemistry
Biology
Biomedical Engineering
Business Analysis
Business Management
Canon Law
Catholic Education Leadership
Cell/Microbial Biology
Chemical Education
Chemical Physics
Chemistry
Church History
City/Urban/Community/Regional Planning
Civil Engineering
Classical Civilization
Classics
Classics/Greek/Latin
Clinical Lab Science
Clinical Psychology
Computer Science
Congressional Studies
Coptic
Divinity/Ministry
Drama
Drama/Acting
Drama/Dance Teacher Education
Drama/Directing
Drama/Playwriting
Early Childhood Education
Early Christian Studies
Economics
Education Studies
Educational Administration
Educational Psychology
Educational/Instructional/Curriculum Supervision
Electrical Engineering
Elementary Education
Engineering Management
English
Environmental Chemistry
Environmental Design/Architecture
Finance
French
General Engineering
General Studies
German
Greek/Latin
Historical Theology
History
History Teacher Education
Human Development
Human Factors
Human Resources Management
Human Services
Information Technology
Instrumental Conducting
Integral Economic Development Management
Integral Economic Development Policy
International Affairs
International Business
International Economics/Finance
International Political Economics
Latin
Latin/Classical Humanities
Latin/Secondary Education
Law
Laws
Library Science
Liturgical Music
Liturgical Studies
Management
Management/Information Systems
Marketing
Materials Engineering
Mathematics
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics/Physics
Mechanical Engineering
Media Studies
Medical Technology
Medieval Studies
Medieval/Byzantine Studies
Moral Theology
Music
Music Composition
Music Education
Music History
Music History/Literature
Music Performance/Orchestral Instrument
Music Performance/Organ
Music Performance/Piano
Music Performance/Voice
Music Theatre
Music Theory
Nuclear Environmental Protection
Nursing
Orchestral Instruments
Organ
Pastoral Care/Counseling
Pastoral Studies
Pastoral Studies (Adult Spiritual Formation)
Pastoral Studies (Hispanic Ministry)
Pastoral Studies (Liturgical Studies)
Philosophy
Philosophy/Pre-Law
Physics
Piano
Piano Pedagogy
Political Theory
Politics
Psychology
Psychology/Law
Religion/Culture
Religious Education/Catechetics
Rhetoric
Romance Languages/Literature
Romance Languages/Literatures
Sacramental Theology
Secondary Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Spanish for International Service
Special Education
Spirituality
Syriac
Systematic Theology
Teaching English as a Second Language
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
Theatre Education
Theatre History/Criticism
Theology/Religious Studies
Vocal Accompanying
Vocal Pedagogy
Voice
Voice Pedagogy
World Politics
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Undergraduate

53%

3,480
students

Female
53%
1,853

Male
47%
1,627

Graduate

47%

3,041
students

Female
52%
1,585

Male
48%
1,456

undergraduateFull-time

95%

3,331
students

Female
54%
1,782

Male
46%
1,549

undergraduatePart-time

5%

149
students

Female
48%
71

Male
52%
78

Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
13%
Hispanic/Latino
64%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

36%

Transfer applicants accepted

49%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: June 1

Spring: November 15

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

60

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

60

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

75%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 29
Countries most often represented China
Colombia
Nicaragua
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Gudrun Kendon
Director, International Student & Scholar Services
202 319-5618
kendon@cua.edu

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