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Catholic University of America Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
3,519
Total Undergrads
Including 226 Part-time
993
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 2 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

54% Women
46% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division III (with football)

Landmark Conference

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Old Dominion Athletic Conference

  • Football

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

8
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $64,830)
9
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $58,281)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 24 22 - Yes
Baseball 37 - - -
Basketball 23 24 - Yes
Field Hockey - 24 - -
Football 104 - - -
Lacrosse 50 27 - -
Soccer 28 23 - Yes
Softball - 20 - Yes
Swimming 17 21 - -
Tennis 11 19 - Yes
Volleyball - 14 - Yes
Badminton - - - Yes
Cheerleading/Dance Team - - Yes -
Court Sports - - - Yes
Dance - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes -
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Rowing - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4.5%
Black/non-Hispanic 6.4%
Hispanic 5.8%
Non-resident alien 6.3%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 21.0%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 55.8%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 8%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
Living
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
Other
  • International Student Organization
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 1
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 1
Property Crime 16

Notable Alumni

  • Ed McMahon [Class of 49], Television personality
  • Thomas Harkin [Class of 72], U.S. Senator from Iowa
  • Edward Gillespie [Class of 83], Former chairman of the Republican National Committee
  • Jon Voight [Class of 60], Academy Award-winning actor
  • Susan Sarandon [Class of 68], Academy Award-winning actress
  • Terrence McAuliffe [Class of 79], Former chairman of the Democratic National Committee
  • Robert Patrick Casey, Jr. [Class of 88], U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, son of former Pennsylvania governor Robert Casey, Sr.
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Ariel from Waldorf, MD
  • 4
  • The dorm life is about average. New policy this year stated that single sex dorms will be put into full effect all over campus aside from one dorm. Some may…

  • Jan-12-2012 Read More
  • Cathryn from Washington, DC
  • 5
  • While many of the dorms were built more than 50 years ago, they have been refurbished recently. The community is great, and the university puts in a lot of effort…

  • Jan-13-2012 Read More
  • Ben
  • 3
  • they have living and learning communities; Art, politics and religion.…

  • Mar-27-2012 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Anonymous
  • Jun-02-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Have not experience yet.

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  • 2
  • C
  • Mar-31-2014 I am a current student here

    When you are forced to have a meal plan and eat at the pryz, pepto-bismo will become your new and first best friend at college. Beware of the eggs, they will leave you running to the bathroom all day.

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  • 4
  • Shay from West Rutland, VT
  • Feb-07-2014 I am a current student here

    There are plenty of options for food. While some options become your favorite meals and others might be unidentifiable it isn't the worst thing you will ever ingest. If you can't handle those options there is always the cafeteria and student restaurant. AND, now Potbelly located across the street from campus. I promise you will not starve.

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  • 3
  • Erin from Dunkirk, MD
  • Jan-31-2014 I am a current student here

    The food is good but the selection gets old after a while. Again, a lot depends of how you use your food plan. It is fairly easy to eat healthy, but there are enough temptations that you have to watch how you are eating.

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  • 3
  • Jacob
  • Aug-08-2013 I am a current student here

    CUA doesn't have the best food but its not the worst.

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  • 1
  • Danielle from Warminster, PA
  • Jun-19-2013 I am a current student here

    The food isn't the worst food ever, but it is by no means great. The options are very limited. The workers are very friendly.

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  • 3
  • Daniel from Midlothian, VA
  • May-07-2013 I am a current student here

    The food, admittedly, is iffy. One day you're eating quality food, the next you have on your plate something like mystery meat. You really can't have 100% in the food here.

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  • 2
  • Isabelle from Cumberland Foreside, ME
  • Jan-07-2013 I am a current student here

    Freshman and sophomore year the food is pretty bad and you are required to get unlimited food plans, however, the food not much different than other universities. There is a second dinning hall that is targeted for more of the older students who have block food plans and there is more of a variety of food there.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • C
  • Mar-31-2014 I am a current student here

    No real greek life. Only service frats.

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  • 0
  • Jacob
  • Aug-08-2013 I am a current student here

    There's not much Greek Life but it is on the rise.

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  • 0
  • Danielle from Warminster, PA
  • Jun-19-2013 I am a current student here

    There is one sorority and one fraternity on campus, as well as a co-ed fraternity. Greek life isn't really big and not many people participate because they are not nationally chartered.

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  • 0
  • Carla from Rockville, MD
  • Jun-06-2012 I am a current student here

    Horrible. There a few frats but the sororities tend to make more of an appearance. From what I've heard, sororities tend to be lots of drama.

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