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The Catholic University of America

620 Michigan Avenue- NE
Washington, District of Columbia 20064

Level Four or more years
Undergraduate Enrollment 3,055
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Total 2020 Full-Time Undergraduate Enrollment 3,055
Total 2020 Full-Time First-Year Enrollment 630
Total 2020 Total Enrollment 5,366
Middle 50% Range of HS GPA for Freshmen 3.18-3.80
Middle 50% Range of ACT/SAT for Freshmen SAT/ACT not considered for admission or scholarships
Test Optional We are Test-Blind (learn more here)
Accept Transfer Students Yes
Middle 50% College GPA for Transfer Students 2.92-3.80
Total 2020 Full-Time Transfer Student Enrollment 57
Catholic Order Affiliation The National University of the Catholic Church in America; the only institution in the US with a Papal Charter
3 Most Popular Majors Politics, Psychology, Nursing
Unique Academic Programs Architecture; Nursing; Engineering; Musical Theatre; Psychology and Brain Sciences; Social Work; Criminology; Intelligence Studies (Certificate)
School Mascot Cardinals

Interesting Facts:

  • At 176 acres, The Catholic University of America is the largest college campus in Washington, DC.
  • Pope Leo XIII approved the founding of The Catholic University of America in 1887.
  • The Catholic University of America has seen three popes visit campus: Pope St. John Paul II in 1979, Pope Benedict XVI in 2008, and Pope Francis in 2015.

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About The Catholic University of America:
Founded in 1887, we are a Global Research university in Washington, DC. Largest campus out of all the DC schools, with a metro stop at your doorstep which takes you anywhere in the city, even to the airport! Small to medium size, we have around 6,000 students of which 3,300 are undergraduates. 8 % of our students are international. Being in the Capital of the US gives you great opportunities for internships, world class museums or even to attend professional sports games. Nine Undergraduate Schools: Arts & Sciences, Business, Architecture, Engineering, Music & Drama & Art, Nursing, Social Service, Philosophy and Theology & Religious Studies. We also offer Minors, Interdisciplinary Minors, Certificate Programs, Pre Professional studies and an Honors Program. Our classes are small, so professors get to know you by name. We are the Catholic Cardinals and have 25 Division III varsity teams. Study abroad programs in six continents. We are the Catholic Cardinals and have 25 Division III varsity teams. Study abroad programs in six continents. Our application is free and we are test blind for SAT and ACT, so no tests are required. We accept TOEFL, IELTS or Duolingo as Proof of English Proficiency. All international students are considered for merit scholarships and the Honors Program. Our scholarships range between $17,000 and $32,000 per year.

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