3,315
Students
Financial aid thermometer
30,182
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
82
82%
Acceptance Rate
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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Overview

The Catholic University of America is a University institution located in Washington, DC, in an urban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 102 Father OÔÇÖConnell Hall
620 Michigan Avenue, NE
Washington, DC  20064
United States
Contact James Dewey-Rosenfeld
Dean of Undergraduate Admission
Email: cua-admissions@cua.edu
Phone: 202-319-5305
Fax: 202-319-6533

Majors & Degrees

Architecture And Related Services Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Human Resources Management Checkmark
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

6,073
Applied
5,015
Accepted
3,315
Enrolled
83%
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Female Admissions

3,572
Females Applied
3,019
Females Accepted
85%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

2,501
Males Applied
1,996
Males Accepted
80%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

55
Application Fee
3.4
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
One recommendation
Recommended A minimum high school GPA of 3
Interview

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen January 15th March 15th
Early decision plan November 15th December 20th
Other early decision plan November 1st December 20th
Transfer June 1st Not reported

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 617 570 670
SAT Math 597 550 650
ACT Composite 26 23 29

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

43,300
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Fees

760
Full-time student fees
14,316
Room & board
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees
Alumni

Financial Aid

30,182
Avg. Financial Aid Package
31,104
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
4,923
Avg. Loan Aid
19,597
Avg. Grant Aid
26,356
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
81%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
43%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

3,315
Total undergrad students
6%
International Students
99%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 13.24%
Black or African American 4.62%
White or Caucasian 64.74%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.15%
Asian 3.59%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.03%
Two or more races 4.92%
Other 2.93%

Gender

Male (45.7%)
Female (54.24%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Men-only housing
Women-only housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 58%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Luaupalooza, Fall Fiesta and Late Night Breakfast

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
College Republicans, Habitat for Humanity, Student Nurse's Association, Cardinals for Life and College Democrats

Campus Security & Safety

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Other Campus Security & Safety:
controlled access of academic buildings

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No Division 3 No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Crew Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Field Hockey No No No
Football Checkmark Division 3 No
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Lacrosse Checkmark Division 3 No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rowing Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Sailing Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Tennis Checkmark Division 3 No
Track And Field Checkmark Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Crew Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Field Hockey No Division 3 No
Football No No No
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rowing Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Sailing Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark Division 3 No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Tennis Checkmark Division 3 No
Track And Field Checkmark Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 3 No

Faculty

755
Total Faculty
7:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 400
Part-time - 355
Male - 448
Female - 307