The Catholic University of America

Washington, DC

The Catholic University of America

Washington, DC

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Tuition & Fees

$49,416

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

45%

male

55%

female

10

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

85%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,838
Declined 830
Total Received 5,668
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Private

3,279

undergraduate students

2,492

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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 5,771
Established in 1887
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic Church

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
  • Metropolitan area: Washington DC
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Reagan National

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
58.8%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing

Top Organizations

  • College Republicans
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Student Nurse's Association
  • Cardinals for Life
  • College Democrats

Top Events

  • Luaupalooza
  • Fall Fiesta
  • Late Night Breakfast

Fun Facts

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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • controlled access of academic buildings

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
14%
600-699
51%
500-599
29%
400-499
4%
700-800
12%
600-699
40%
500-599
39%
400-499
7%
300-399
0
30-36
22%
24-29
55%
18-23
18%
12-17
3%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application deadline January 15
Has early decision program yes
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.45

Not Selective

85%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,838
Declined 830
Total Received 5,668

Admissions Factors

Very Important

character/personal qualities
academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record

Important

extracurricular activities
application essay
first generation
recommendation(s)

Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
class rank
talent/ability
standardized test scores
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 35
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

97%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$6,171

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $48,600
Room & board $15,820
Additional fees $816
Books & supplies $1,000
Other fees $2,250
Total $68,486
Average Financial Aid - $6,171
Total with Avg. Aid $62,315

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Not Reported

Non-need-based

Not Reported

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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-country running
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
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 Sports Men

Badminton, Basketball, Cheerleading, Football, Ice hockey, Lacrosse, Racquetball, Rowing, Rugby, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and field, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Basketball, Cheerleading, Racquetball, Rowing, Rugby, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and field, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division III

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Anthropology
Architecture
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art/Art Studies, General
Biochemistry
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Chemistry, General
Civil Engineering, General
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Economics, General
Education, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering, General
English Language and Literature, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Finance, General
French Language Teacher Education
French Language and Literature
General Studies
German Language Teacher Education
German Language and Literature
History Teacher Education
History, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Human Services, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International Finance
Keyboard Instruments
Latin Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Management Science
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Music History, Literature, and Theory
Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Religion/Religious Studies
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
Voice and Opera
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

5,771

total students

4%

in-state

96%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

57%

3,279
students

Female
55%
1,795

Male
45%
1,484

43%

2,492
students

Female
55%
1,363

Male
45%
1,129

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

96%

3,168
students

Female
55%
1,738

Male
45%
1,430

4%

111
students

Female
52%
57

Male
48%
54

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 88%
Student 4 year graduation rate 65%
Student 5 year graduation rate 6%

Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
14%
Hispanic/Latino
66%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

79

Transfer students enrolled

1%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: June 1

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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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 Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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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