The Catholic University of America

Washington, DC

The Catholic University of America

Washington, DC

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Tuition & Fees

$52,156

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

44%

male

56%

female

10

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

82%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,146
Declined 1,112
Total Received 6,258
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Private

3,055

undergraduate students

2,311

graduate students

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Location

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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 5,366
Established in 1887
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic

176-acre, suburban campus in Washington, DC (population: 702,455). Served by air, bus, and train. School operates transportation to adjacent apartment complexes and residential community. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Major city

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
58%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
92%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
no
Students may not have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Application fee $0
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Application deadline (final deadline) January 1
School has early decision program Yes
Early decision program application deadline November 1
School has early action program Yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Reasoning only Not used ACT only Not used SAT or ACT Not used SAT Subject Tests Not used

Moderately Selective

82%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,146
Declined 1,112
Total Received 6,258

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Completion of college-preparatory program
Secondary School Record

Recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Admission test scores

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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

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

60%

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

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Financial Aid

94%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$31,109

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $51,040
Room $9,220
Board $6,800
Additional fees $1,116
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $69,176
Average Financial Aid - $31,109
Total with Avg. Aid $38,067

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,134,126
State $83,106
Institutional $49,865,955
Other external $457,420
Total $52,540,607

Non-need-based

Federal
State $1,250
Institutional $25,274,353
Other external $112,884
Total $25,388,487

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Financial Aid Office


P: 888 635-7788
F: 202 319-5573
cua-finaid@cua.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Field hockey yes
Football yes
Golf yes yes
Lacrosse yes yes
Rowing yes yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Swimming and diving yes yes
Tennis yes yes
Volleyball yes

Club Sports - Men's

ballroom dancing, cheerleading, crew, ice hockey, lacrosse, rugby, sailing, tae kwon do, ultimate Frisbee

Club Sports - Women's

ballroom dancing, cheerleading, crew, dance team, rugby, sailing, tae kwon do, ultimate Frisbee

Intramural/Recreational Sports

badminton, basketball, football, soccer, softball, tang soo do, tennis, volleyball

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Old Dominion Athletic Conference, Eastern College Athletic Conference, Landmark Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting. yes yes
Acting. yes yes
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing. yes
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General. yes
American History (United States). yes
American Government and Politics (United States). yes yes
Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. yes yes
Anthropology, General. yes yes yes
Architecture. yes yes
Art History, Criticism and Conservation. yes
Art/Art Studies, General. yes
Bible/Biblical Studies. yes yes
Biochemistry. yes
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering. yes yes yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes yes yes
Biotechnology. yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes yes
Business/Commerce, General. yes yes
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology. yes yes
Chemistry Teacher Education. yes
Chemistry, General. yes
Chemistry, Other. yes yes
Civil Engineering, General. yes yes yes
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist. yes
Clinical Psychology. yes
Computer Engineering, General. yes
Computer Science. yes yes yes
Conducting. yes yes
Criminology. yes
Curriculum and Instruction. yes
Development Economics and International Development. yes
Directing and Theatrical Production. yes
Divinity/Ministry. yes yes
Drama and Dance Teacher Education. yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes yes
Economics, General. yes
Economics, Other. yes
Education, General. yes
Educational Leadership and Administration, General. yes
Educational Psychology. yes
Electrical and Electronics Engineering. yes yes yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes
Engineering/Industrial Management. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes yes yes
English/Language Arts Teacher Education. yes yes
European History. yes
Experimental Psychology. yes yes
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing. yes
Finance, General. yes
Fine/Studio Arts, General. yes
French Language Teacher Education. yes
French Language and Literature. yes
General Studies. yes
German Language Teacher Education. yes
German Language and Literature. yes
Health Services Administration. yes
Hebrew Language and Literature. yes yes
History Teacher Education. yes
History, General. yes yes yes
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other. yes
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General. yes yes
Information Technology. yes yes
International Business/Trade/Commerce. yes
International Economics. yes
International Finance. yes
International Relations and Affairs. yes
Italian Studies. yes
Keyboard Instruments. yes yes yes
Latin Language and Literature. yes
Library and Information Science. yes
Management Information Systems, General. yes
Management Science. yes yes
Marketing/Marketing Management, General. yes
Mass Communication/Media Studies. yes
Materials Engineering. yes
Materials Science. yes yes
Mathematics Teacher Education. yes yes
Mathematics, General. yes yes
Mechanical Engineering. yes yes yes
Medieval and Renaissance Studies. yes yes yes
Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other. yes yes
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. yes yes
Music History, Literature, and Theory. yes yes yes
Music Pedagogy. yes yes yes
Music Performance, General. yes
Music Teacher Education. yes yes
Music Theory and Composition. yes yes yes
Music, General. yes yes yes
Near and Middle Eastern Studies. yes
Nursing Practice. yes
Nursing Science. yes yes
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) yes yes yes
Organizational Leadership. yes
Pastoral Counseling and Specialized Ministries, Other. yes
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing. yes
Philosophy. yes yes yes
Physics, General. yes yes yes
Playwriting and Screenwriting. yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes yes yes
Psychology, General. yes yes yes
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing. yes
Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management. yes yes
Religion/Religious Studies. yes
Religious Education. yes yes
Secondary Education and Teaching. yes yes
Social Sciences, General. yes
Social Studies Teacher Education. yes yes
Social Work. yes yes yes
Sociology, General. yes yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes yes yes
Special Education and Teaching, General. yes yes
Stringed Instruments. yes yes
Theatre Literature, History and Criticism. yes yes
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other. yes yes yes
Theology/Theological Studies. yes yes
Transportation and Highway Engineering. yes
Voice and Opera. yes yes yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Politics
  3. Psychology

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-theology
  • Pre-veterinary science

5,366

total students

3%

in-state

97%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

57%

3,055
students

Female
56%
1,711

Male
44%
1,344

43%

2,311
students

Female
54%
1,251

Male
46%
1,060

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

96%

2,934
students

Female
57%
1,660

Male
43%
1,274

4%

121
students

Female
42%
51

Male
58%
70

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Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
15%
Hispanic/Latino
67%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

5%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 3.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: July 15

Spring: November 15

Summer: April 15

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

60

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

60

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 35
Countries most often represented Brazil
El Salvador
Kuwait
Saudi Arabia
Venezuela
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

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