Catholic University of America (CUA)

Washington, DC

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Catholic University of America

Catholic University of America

Catholic University of America Student Essentials

Catholic University of America Student Essentials
Region: Mid-Atlantic
Setting: Large City Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: Roman Catholic
Size: Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Cardinals
Website: www.cua.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Selective
In-State Tuition: $36,820
Out-of-State Tuition: $36,820
Retention Rate: 84%
Enrollment: 7,416
Year Established: 1887

About CUA

Catholic University, a respected institution in Washington D.C., offers high quality academics in a culturally vibrant environment.

Founded over 125 years ago, Catholic University comes with a history of providing an exceptional Catholic education.

Catholic University grants degrees in more than 240 fields of study at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels.

Particularly well known for its undergraduate Theatre programs and its graduate-level programs in Social Work, Catholic University also offers academic majors in the Liberal Arts, Architecture, Law, Nursing, Engineering, Music and Religious Studies.

With internships, research and study abroad opportunities available, students are given various opportunities beyond the classroom.

Since it is a Catholic university steeped in the Catholic tradition, many campus activities at CU are religious in nature. Also, in keeping with the Catholic faith there are a number of community service opportunities available. There are also highly active multicultural groups, including clubs dedicated to specific languages or ethnic groups.

Admission to Catholic University is fairly competitive with certain programs, particularly at the graduate level, being more selective than others.

Financial aid is available to eligible students through a number of sources, like scholarships, grants and fellowships.

CUA Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 2 of 5 Stars 1 Review

100% of students gave Catholic University of America 2 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Former Student - Last Attended 1993

Overall Rating

The school is located in the northeast side of Washington DC. The campus is average sized and has many on-campus amenities. There is also the Cathedral and crypts next door. The school has most of its classes on campus and has plenty of dorm housing. The campus is nice and has unique architecture. The school is a good place to attend if you want to have a religious backing to your education.


CUA Map & Location

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


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Getting Around CUA

Walkability

Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.

9/10
walk

Transit

Excellent transit. This area has plenty of convenient public transportation.

10/10
rail

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Washington, DC

Winter
Dec
48
30
Jan
44
27
Feb
48
29
Spring
Mar
56
36
Apr
68
45
May
77
55
Summer
Jun
86
65
Jul
90
70
Aug
88
68
Fall
Sep
81
60
Oct
70
47
Nov
59
38

CUA Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 3,805
Freshman Class 1,204
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 7,416

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 9%
  • African American: 6%
  • Caucasian: 62%
  • Asian: 3%
  • Unknown and Other: 20%
Latino 9%
African American 6%
Caucasian 62%
Asian 3%
Unknown and Other 20%

Undergraduate 51%
Graduate 49%
Full-Time 73%
Part-Time 27%
Women 55%
Men 45%
International 5%
Domestic 95%

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