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The Catholic University of America

Washington, DC

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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

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Majors & Degrees

Architecture And Related Services Associate Bachelors
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Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
Italian Studies Checkmark
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Business Administration And Management, General Checkmark
Business/commerce, General Checkmark
Finance, General Checkmark
Human Resources Management/personnel Administration, General Checkmark
International Business/trade/commerce Checkmark
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Management Information Systems, General Checkmark
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Marketing/marketing Management, General Checkmark
Purchasing, Procurement/acquisitions And Contracts Management Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer And Information Sciences, General Checkmark
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Education Associate Bachelors
Drama And Dance Teacher Education Checkmark
Early Childhood Education And Teaching Checkmark
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Elementary Education And Teaching Checkmark
English/language Arts Teacher Education Checkmark
French Language Teacher Education Checkmark
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Special Education And Teaching, General Checkmark
Teaching English As A Second Or Foreign Language/esl Language Instructor Checkmark
Engineering Associate Bachelors
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Computer Engineering, General Checkmark
Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Classics And Classical Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, General Checkmark
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Latin Language And Literature Checkmark
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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
Anthropology, General Checkmark
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Economics, General Checkmark
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Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Social Sciences, General Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Art/art Studies, General Checkmark
Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts, General Checkmark
Keyboard Instruments Checkmark
Music History, Literature, And Theory Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

6,258
Applied
5,146
Accepted
3,055
Enrolled
82%
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Female Admissions

3,669
Females Applied
3,115
Females Accepted
85%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

2,589
Males Applied
2,031
Males Accepted
78%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

0
Application Fee
3.48
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 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 620 580 670
SAT Math 610 550 655
ACT Composite 27 23 30

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

51,040
Private
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Fees

1,116
Full-time student fees
16,020
Room & board

Financial Aid

35,325
Avg. Financial Aid Package
37,497
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
4,515
Avg. Loan Aid
24,491
Avg. Grant Aid
32,109
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
79%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
39%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

3,055
Total Undergrad students
3%
International Students
96%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 14.33%
Black or African American 4.19%
White or Caucasian 67.28%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.21%
Asian 2.89%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.04%
Two or more races 4.06%
Other 2.76%

Gender

Male (43.99%)
Female (56.01%)

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 23%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
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Marching band Checkmark
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Campus events:
Luaupalooza, Fall Fiesta and Late Night Breakfast

Student Services

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Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

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

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark
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 No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Field Hockey No No No
Football Checkmark Division 3 No
Golf No Checkmark 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 No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Field Hockey No Division 3 No
Football No No No
Golf No Checkmark No
Ice Hockey No 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

600
Total Faculty
11:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 364
Part-time - 236
Male - 319
Female - 278
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