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Report Card

grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B+
  2. Value
    grade A
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade B
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade B+
  7. Professors
    grade A minus
  8. Location
    grade B+
  9. Dorms
    grade B minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade C minus
  11. Student Life
    grade A minus
  12. Safety
    grade B

About

620 Michigan Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20064
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
The Landmark Conference
From The Catholic University of America

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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The Catholic University of America Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
January 15
Acceptance Rate
85%
SAT Range
1020-1230
ACT Range
22-28
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$36,331 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$27,232 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
97%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 51 responses
72%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 57 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 58 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • All
    0%
  • None
    95%
  • Some
    4%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,168 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
111
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
13%
Varsity Athletes
17%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 35 responses
  • Vineyard vines, sperrys, and Church
    26%
  • Preppy, motivated, career-oriented, smart
    17%
  • All of the above
    11%
  • Preppy, drunk, attractive, smart, white, southern
    9%
  • These are great. BOTH. not the sharpest, but in VV
    9%
  • Devoted to studies and multiple interests
    6%
  • awful, terrible, bad
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
93%
Poll
61%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene. 72 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 73 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 35 responses
  • Good classes, pretty campus, expensive
    29%
  • Strong sense of community.
    23%
  • Expensive, boring but beautiful.
    17%
  • Great community, beautiful campus, great programs
    11%
  • Underrated
    9%
  • Weeding out the weak
    6%
  • Attempted dorm confessions on thirsty thursdays
    3%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$56,800 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
72%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
76%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 33 responses

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