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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 3,332
Setting City
Links Financial Aid Office
Admissions Office
Online Application (Fee: $0)
Total 2019 Full-Time Undergraduate Enrollment 3,332
Total 2019 Full-Time First-Year Enrollment 819
Total 2019 Total Enrollment 5,771
Middle 50% Range of HS GPA for Freshmen 3.17-3.74 unweighted, 4.0 scale
Middle 50% Range of ACT/SAT for Freshmen SAT:1150-1340; ACT: 23-29
Test Optional Yes
Accept Transfer Students Yes
Middle 50% College GPA for Transfer Students N/A
Total 2019 Full-Time Transfer Student Enrollment 103
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; 5-year Architecture/Civil Engineering; Musical Theatre; Spanish for International Service; Intelligence Studies (certificate); Video Production and Digital Storytelling (certificate)
School Mascot Cardinals

Interesting Facts:

  • The Catholic University of America is unique as the national university of the Catholic Church and as the only higher education institution founded by the U.S. bishops. Established in 1887 as a papally chartered graduate and research center, the University began offering undergraduate education in 1904.
  • Catholic University has a 176-acre residential campus in Washington, DC; with our own Metro stop assuring students access to internships and the array of cultural and social opportunities available in such an interesting city.
  • The Center for Global Education serves as the hub for international education opportunities. Nearly 40% of undergraduates will participate in an international experience, with locations available around the world. The Rome Center, just over a mile from the Vatican, serves as the largest single destination for our students.