The Catholic University of America - Washington, DC
Hometown: Buena Park, CA
Major: Philosophy, Pre-Law“With picturesque scenery, well-designed landscaping and buildings ranging from old stone castle types to modern industrial types, CUA's campus holds plenty of beauty with its rich history. Also, many people, faculty and students alike, share a great hospitable spirit and show a genuine interest in helping one another. Lastly, public transportation is accessible and dependable with the metro stop on campus and the city of Washington, D.C. and all its professional, social, and cultural opportunities at our fingertips!”
Franciscan University of Steubenville - Steubenville, OH
Hometown: Madison, VA
Kate Butters wanted two things out of a college education: an academic foundation that would help her succeed in this life, and a spiritual foundation that would help her succeed in the next. She found both at Franciscan University of Steubenville.
Nathan Thornton, Class of 2012
University of Portland – Portland, OR
Hometown: Boise, ID
Major: Nursing“The University of Portland creates its own community on The Bluff. I compete in Cross Country and Track. Even though we are in a large school division for sports (NCAA Division I), we have the feel of a small school. You can go anywhere on campus and find someone to talk to or hang out with. Classes are small, and your professors want you to succeed. Nothing can be better than getting on a first name basis with a professor and being noticed in a class.”
Niagara University, NY“I knew I wanted to attend Niagara as an Education major since I was a sophomore in High School. Niagara's Education program has garnered and maintained the highest respect both nationally and internationally. Academically, there was no questioning my decision. My only fear was that as a commuter, I would miss out on the “college experience”. Niagara, however, has provided me an environment in which I have become both academically and socially involved. Through campus activities and my experience working with Niagara's Radio Station and Theatre Department I have begun new experiences that continue to grow every day.”
Fordham University - New York, NY
Hometown: Middletown, NJ
Adrienne graduated in 2009 from the College of Business Administration and represented the University at two academic conferences on corporate social responsibility and environmental sustain “I found Fordham's campus comforting. It brings students together.”
Kathleen DiMartino, Class of 2010
DePaul University - Chicago, IL
Hometown: Naperville, IL
Major: French and International Studies
Kathleen says, "You will have a really unique college experience if you attend DePaul. Everything from the city environment to DePaul's Vincentian values make this University special.
Adam Hare, Class of 2010
Creighton University - Omaha, NE
Hometown: Overland Park, KS
Creighton Students Union President“The opportunities for research and hands-on lab experience are second to none at Creighton. Because of these opportunities, I have been able to acquire the skills with the technology that is needed to land high level internships and was able to get a summer research internship in a neuroscience lab at the University of Kansas Medical Center. The whole Creighton experience has been truly transformative for me, and it changed me as a person, not just as a scholar.”
Anna Kallqvist, Class of 2014
Mount Mercy University - Cedar Rapids, IA
Hometown: Stockholm, SwedenAnna had no idea where she wanted to go after she had graduated high school. Several schools in the U.S. contacted Anna, but after being recruited for golf, she made a visit to Mount Mercy and decided it would be a good fit. “The people here are very friendly and I am very happy with my college choice!”
Jingqiu Guan, Class of 2011
Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame
Hometown: Chengdu, China
Major: French and Economics
From dance and playing the piano, to her business and French courses, Jingqiu has the opportunity to explore her passions at Saint Mary’s. In her first year, she took a French course and fell in love with the language. “I think the best part of being a Saint Mary’s student is that I’ve gotten a chance to discover what I like. I have the opportunity to experience different things. There are so many interesting things happening on campus. If you really want to try something, you always have the chance to do it.”
Iona College, New Rochelle, NY
Hometown: Bethpage, NY
Minor: Performing Arts Dance, Peace and Justice Studies, and Women's Studies
Kimberleigh Costanzo is an honors student at Iona College and a member of the class of 2014. Kimberleigh chose Iona for its location in the suburbs, proximity to NYC and for the small-school atmosphere.
“I love all that Iona has to offer and I take every opportunity to get involved on campus. I am a member of Iona's award winning Mock Trial team, the Edmund Rice Society and a founding member of the Aristotelian Society. I also enjoy giving back and that is why I joined the Iona in Mission (outreach) program. I will be traveling to Zambia, Africa with the group and hope to have an unforgettable experience serving those in need.”
Students & Parents
Whether you are just beginning to think about college or are putting the final touches on an application, we'll help you find the information you need. Here are some tips on helping you search for a Catholic college or university.
Click here for a complete list of National CCAA member institutions.
To search for specific institutions based on academic, athletic, or geographic criteria, click here.
Click here to hear the stories of five recent Catholic college alumni and their take on what made their college experiences exceptional in a video produced by The Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities.
The 2013 National CCAA Scholarship Awards
The National CCAA is proud to announce that 6 deserving students received National CCAA Scholarship Awards this year. Each of the distinguished students demonstrated academic excellence and strong character development, and we congratulate each of them for their success. We continue to be impressed with the caliber of students that apply each year and choosing the winners is never an easy task. This is the second year The National CCAA has awarded the $1000 one-time scholarship awards to graduating high school seniors who will be attending National CCAA member institutions. Profiles of the scholarship winners will be available soon.
Click here for more details and to view the scholarship application. Click here to access the complete list of National CCAA member institutions. The application is very brief and only take a few minutes to complete. If you have questions about the scholarship, please contact Joyce Masek, National CCAA Executive Director, at email@example.com.
The 2013 National CCAA Catholic Colleges Puerto Rico Recruitment Program
The Annual National CCAA Catholic Colleges Puerto Rico Recruitment Program is a unique program offered to National CCAA member organizations and students. Member organizations who have participated in the program continually express the effectiveness of the trip as an important part of their annual recruitment plan. Each year a college fair is held offering students the opportunity to speak with representatives from over 40 Catholic Colleges. A financial aid presentation in English and Spanish is also part of the evening. The year's fair will take place at the San Juan Marriott on Thursday, October 10, 2013. Additional information about the program, including last year’s schedule and participating institutions, can be found at http://www.catholiccollegesonline.org/catholic_colleges-universities/Recruitment.html
There are many Catholic colleges and universities to choose from, with a variety of sizes, locations, and academic and extracurricular offerings. Search for a Catholic college or university that's right for you by browsing our list of National CCAA member institutions and their profiles.
The process might seem daunting and time-consuming, but it can actually be a rewarding journey in which students and parents learn about their preferences, personalities, and learning styles. Here are some tips on conducting a successful, smooth, and stress-free search.
Applying for financial aid is another process that might seem overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. You just need to make the time to do the right research and to abide by the many deadlines. Here are more tips to guide you.
Here is a quick list of other web resources that will help you as you begin your college search.
>> Order Now!
Why Should I Consider A Catholic College Or University?
Hear the top 10 reasons why, from the President of DeSales University in the Philadelphia area. Fr. Bernard O' Connor's list is here.