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%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
92%
Percent 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-prepatory 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
Baseball
Basketball
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Rowing
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Volleyball

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

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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