- 4 Year
- WASHINGTON, DC
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- Academicsgrade B+
- Valuegrade A minus
- Diversitygrade A minus
- Campusgrade B minus
- Athleticsgrade B
- Party Scenegrade B+
- Professorsgrade B+
- Locationgrade B+
- Dormsgrade B minus
- Campus Foodgrade C
- Student Lifegrade B+
- Safetygrade B
The Catholic University of America is a jewel in the nation’s capital — 176 green acres in an urban setting — welcoming undergraduate and graduate students from all religious traditions and around the globe. There is a Metrorail stop next to campus, so Washington, D.C., attractions are all within easy reach.
Given the location, politics is a popular major. The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, Drama, and Art offers a magnet for creative types. The Conway School of Nursing is one of the best in the nation, and the School of Engineering is among the few in the competitive national Grand Challenges program. The School of Architecture and Planning offers a rare classical architecture concentration.
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Most Popular Majors
- Nursing73 Graduates
- Political Science and Government69 Graduates
- Psychology66 Graduates
- Marketing62 Graduates
- Architecture52 Graduates
- Finance46 Graduates
- Civil Engineering38 Graduates
- Mechanical Engineering37 Graduates
- Philosophy37 Graduates
- Accounting32 Graduates
Conway School of Nursing
Skills to Succeed. Values to Guide. At the Conway School of Nursing, we are raising up leaders who are dedicated to service and informed by science. Study under faculty currently engaged in the clinical arena, preparing you with knowledge informed by the best evidence to improve health outcomes and advance the science of nursing. In 2024, the school will move into a new $80 million facility.
- Mix of Online and on Campus4%
- On Campus95%
- Vineyard vines, sperrys, and Church26%
- Preppy, motivated, career-oriented, smart17%
- All of the above11%
- Preppy, drunk, attractive, smart, white, southern9%
- These are great. BOTH. not the sharpest, but in VV9%
- Devoted to studies and multiple interests6%
- awful, terrible, bad3%
- Good classes, pretty campus, expensive29%
- Strong sense of community.23%
- Expensive, boring but beautiful.17%
- Great community, beautiful campus, great programs11%
- Weeding out the weak6%
- Attempted dorm confessions on thirsty thursdays3%
The Catholic University of America Reviews
Most of my friends from the other schools are unfortunately making less. I attribute this to the saturated market that their schools provide. Meanwhile at Catholic our different alumni/university connections that come from fellow Catholic scholars, politicians, leaders and professionals, etc. will allow you to have a jumping off point that is more personal and forgiving when starting out. These connections are great because being at a Catholic school with many other Catholics (even if u are not) means you have a wide range of networks to use that are less maximized at say Gtown, GW or AU.
I look back on the experience somewhat positively, but each good thing comes with a certain drawback. More often, I had good professors, but the school didn't have my desired course of study. The student life is bustling, but your options are limited if you aren't strongly religious. There is little to speak of in diversity here. Housing was great my first year, but so-so on my second (they killed the AC from the winter season through to the end of the year, who does that)
I would be lying to say that this school didn't prepare students adequately for a future career. It's someone's university, and I can see why- but it's just not for me.