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Catholic University of America

620 Michigan Avenue, NE, Washington, DC

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Catholic University of America provides a variety of program options for students to aid them in their growth and development. The school is located in Washington, District Of Columbia and operated as a private institution. The school maintains a Roman Catholic affiliation, which is evident in the role it plays in program curriculums and daily life at the school. Over 7,000 students enroll at CUA yearly.

Students may choose from several areas of study, including:

  • Legal Professions And Studies
  • Public Administration And Social Services
  • Social Sciences
  • Architecture

Students applying for admission are generally asked to submit an application, transcripts, test scores and any requested application essays, which will then be reviewed by the school. The most common standardized test scores among students admitted to CUA are in the range of 22 - 27 on the ACT, or 1000 - 1220 on the SAT. 87% of those students that apply are admitted to this school, of which 18% choose to enroll. More information on admissions can be found at admissions.cua.edu.

The cost of undergraduate tuition is close to $39,000 per year. Tuition prices may change for a variety of reasons, and therefore students should visit the school's price of attendance calculator to identify their personalized cost estimate of attendance. Housing is available for students, and generally costs approximately $9,500 for the year. Financial aid may be provided to students that meet the necessary requirements by way of grants or student loans.

Catholic University of America has a variety of athletic programs overseen by the NCAA. Athletic programs available may include but not limited to:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division III)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division III)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division III)
  • Field Hockey (NCAA Division III)

Students who would like to learn more about this school can check out their website at https://www.catholic.edu/admission/undergraduate/index.html.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may give an overview of the applicants Catholic University of America accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at Catholic University of America is around 6,500 students. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 14% enrolling as graduate students and 53% as undergraduate students.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are between $40,000-$48,000 for both state residents and nonresidents
  • Per unit charges are around $1,800 for part time students
  • The estimated cost for room and board is around $16,000

Financial Aid Details

The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid96%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships93%$19,642
Receiving Student Loans64%$9,529
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Catholic University of America may provide student services like:

  • Distance learning
  • Remedial courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Work study style employment
  • Helping students find work after graduation

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of Catholic University of America is close to 69%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years62%
Graduating in 5 Years6%
Graduating in 6 Years0.9%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Clinical Psychology (Ph.D.) Program
  • Law Program
  • Music Program
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
  • Master's Degree in Nursing (MSN) Program
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
  • Theology (Ministry) Program

Intercollegiate Athletics

Catholic University of America is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division III (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Landmark Conference)
  • Basketball (Landmark Conference)
  • Track and Field (Landmark Conference)
  • Field Hockey
  • Football (Old Dominion Athletic Conference)
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Catholic University of America by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Architecture

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

Engineering

Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Library Science

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences

Psychology

Public Administration and Social Services

Social Sciences

Theology and Religious Vocations

Visual and Performing Arts

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Data Disclaimer

Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Catholic University of America for official up-to-date information.

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
78.57%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
96%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
7:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
16

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$19,082