Catholic University of America

Washington, DC, USA

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
46%
54%
Size of Town
Major city
In-State Students
2%
Out-Of-State Students
96%
US States Represented
49
Countries Represented
31
Ethnicity
African American
5%
Asian/Pacific Islander
4%
Hispanic
13%
White
65%
Multiracial
5%
Unknown
3%
Percent of First Generation Students
10%
Student Organizations
109
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No
Cultural Student Resource Groups
Yes

Housing

0
100
58%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes
Disability Housing Available
No
0
100
92%
Freshman Living on Campus

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Cardinals
School Colors
Red/Black
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference
Total Male Athletes
309
Total Female Athletes
208
Intramural Sports
8
Sports Club
20
Sports Team (Men)
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Crew-Rowing
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
Sports Team (Women)
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Crew-Rowing
  • Field Hockey
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
Catholic University of America Athletics: visit page >

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
24-HR escort safety rides
Yes
Mobile campus emergency alert
Yes

What Students Are Saying

3.63 Average Rating
the food can sometimes be a little bland, but overall it is not offensive.
CUA Rocks!
CUA doesn't have the best food but its not the worst.
Jacob
The Pryz could be better, but it could be a lot worse! :-) If you really have had it, you could always go into D.C. If you can't find something there, then you are to blame! :-)
William from East Windsor, NJ
This university is unique in that it offers an unlimited meal plan, which includes $100 per semester for purchases from the campus Starbucks. The cafeteria has long hours, and the staff are very helpful and friendly.
Cathryn from Washington, DC
Food and dining are great! A mean plan is available; however, if it is too expensive or you just don't want one -- there are tons of other options! There's a food court and convenience store on campus (starbucks, subway, chick-fil-a -- to name a few) that takes cash and other payment methods. Also, directly across from campus there's Chipotle, Today's Pizza, Potbelly's, etc -- it's very convenient. And it's the only university with a subway stop on campus, so you can take the metro if you have to go to other nearby shopping centers (target, giant, bed bath & beyond, etc).
Tye
Luckily, upperclassmen normally don't eat at the Pryz. Occasionally, the Pryz will serve a great meal, but for the most part, the food is not good. There is a fairly wide variety, however.
Emma from Lexington, KY
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.
Shay from West Rutland, VT
The food was great when I visited. And I love that they offer healthy alternatives!
Maggie
Food in the student restaurant is not the greatest but plentiful. It's also very repetitive but open late. Breakfast is the best meal because there's lots of fresh fruit and made to order omelets.
Margaret from River Ridge, LA

Similar Colleges