Catholic University of America

Washington, DC, USA
3.63 Average Rating

The only university in the country originally founded by United States Catholic bishops, Catholic University of America is a Catholic research institution in Washington, DC. Catholic University is home to 12 schools granting bachelor’s degrees in over 60 academic majors and all classes conform to the doctrines of the church and the Holy See. As the national university of the Catholic church, Catholic University celebrates daily and Sunday masses at several chapels throughout campus. Throughout the year, Catholic U schedules a number of activities for first year students from the Metro Madness DC scavenger hunt to a Freshman Retreat. The institution operates a second campus in Rome, Italy, with a partner school, the Australian Catholic University.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Roman Catholic
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Major city
In-State Students
2%
Out-Of-State Students
97%
0
100
80%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 26
0
36

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 15, 2018 January 15, 2019
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 1, 2019 May 1, 2020
Fall Regular Decision January 15, 2019 May 1, 2019
Other January 15, 2019 March 1, 2019
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
6,023
Total Number of Undergrads
3,315
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
66%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
74%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
7:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$35,214
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$45,804
Out-of-State Tuition
$45,804
0
100
81%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
94%
Average Aid Per Year
$24,577
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
46%
54%
Student Organizations
95
Size of Town
Major city
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Washington
New York
Philadelphia
Baltimore
Boston
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$56,800
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What Students Are Saying

3.63 Average Rating
Catholic is a small college with decent academics and plenty of friendly people. It's lots of fun in D.C. and on campus. Both faith and party lifestyles are very active here.
Margaret from River Ridge, LA
Catholic University of America is such a welcoming and warm environment that is perfect for any student willing and ready to learn and have fun. The location, student life, and classes all have spectacular things to offer that are there for the taking. Catholic U is a place that I look forward to calling home for the next four years of my life and I can not wait until I start there in the fall.
Maggie

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