620 Michigan Avenue NE Washington, DC 20064 202-319-5000
http://www.cua.edu cua-admissions@cua.edu
About Catholic University of America
  • Year of Foundation 1887
  • Size of Campus 193 acre
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation Roman Catholic
  • Degrees
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 3,053
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state
  • App. Deadlines February 1
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State 27,440
  • Room and Board
  • Nonfall Registration
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Selective
  • Application Fee 55
  • Enrollment No. 6,705
As the national university of the Catholic Church in the United States, founded and sponsored by the bishops of the country with the approval of the Holy See, The Catholic University of America is committed to being a comprehensive Catholic and American institution of higher learning, faithful to the teachings of Jesus Christ as handed on by the Church. Dedicated to advancing the dialogue between faith and reason, The Catholic University of America seeks to discover and impart the truth through excellence in teaching and research, all in service to the Church, the nation and the world.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Black Organization of Students at CUA, Chinese Students and Scholars Association, Filipino Organization of CUA Students, Korean Students Association, Latin Alliance, Vietnamese Student Association, Minority Voices, Muslim S
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 1%
  • Number of students in fraternities 1
  • Other general policies class attendance mandatory, honor code, hazing prohibited
  • Percent students who are frat members 1%
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Pax Christi
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Number of sororities 1
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Kappa Delta, Eta Sigma Phi, Phi Alpha Theta, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Eta Sigma, Phi Sigma Tau, Pi Gamma Mu, Pi Kappa Lambda, Pi Sigma Alpha, Psi Chi, Sigma Delta Pi, Sigma Pi Sigma, Sigma Theta Tau, Tau Beta Pi, Tau Sigma Delta, Who's Who Among Students
  • Number of frats 1
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Homecoming, Spring Fling, Family Weekend, Beaux Arts Ball, Mistletoe Ball, Spirit Days, International Week, Movies on the Mall, Engineering Ball, Lil Sibs Weekend, Senior Week, DC Weekend
  • Setting Urban
  • Distance to nearest train Washington, D.C. (3)
  • Distance to nearest bus Washington, D.C. (3)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Washington, D.C. (10), Washington, D.C. (35)
Student Housing
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms, women's dorms, men's dorms, apartment for single students, other housing options
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 19
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 19%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 64%
  • Number of students using college housing 68%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 6%
  • College campus housing availability No
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 11%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
Campus Services
  • Number Of Books in Library 1,595,284
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Museums Oliveira Lima Library
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Number Of Subscriptions 10,448
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, health insurance
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library N/A
  • Computer Courses No
  • Number Of Microforms 1,160,516
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 1,000
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help writing, study skills
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 200
  • Student Computer Availability No
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 40,697
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, religious
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 50
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number of e-books 1,101
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations N/A
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Library Facilities Law Library
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
Student Employment and Career
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (Georgetown University)
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (George Washington University)
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Lockheed Martin; Ernst & Young LLP; KCCT Architects; International Builders, Inc; National Institutes of Health; Whiting-Turner Contracting Co.; Booz Allen Hamilton; Philadelphia Schools; Prince George's County Public Schools; Morgan Stanley; America Read
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (Howard University)
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment N/A
  • Career placment and training co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads N/A
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • Does the school discourage student employment No