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Catholic University of America

Washington, District of Columbia
Marist Hall (1899) credit: Farragutful
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Overview
Private not-for-profit
3,096 Undergraduates
80% Admissions Rate
City: Large
Private
Expensive
Region: South
Division 3
Size: Small
Doctoral
Catholic University of America
620 Michigan Avenue, NE
Washington, District of Columbia
20064
(202) 319-5000
www.catholic.edu

The Catholic University of America, one of the top 120 institutions of higher learning in the United States, is a Catholic and non-profit university located in the urban setting of Washington, D.C. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops founded the Catholic University of America in 1885. When it opened, the President of the United States, Grover Cleveland, assisted in laying the cornerstone on campus. Today, it sits on nearly 200 acres of land. Its motto is “Deus Lux Mea Est” or “God Is My Light.” Notable alumni include United States Senator Bob Casey, United States Senator Tom Harkin, actor Jon Voight, actress Susan Sarandon, Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission Kathleen Q. Abernathy, newscaster Brian Williams and theologian Fulton J. Sheen. The school’s colors are gold and white for academics and red and black for athletics, its mascot is the Cardinal and its teams are nicknamed the Cardinals. Its sports affiliations are NCAA Division III – Landmark Conference and ODAC. It has 21 NCAA Division III varsity sports teams including men’s baseball, cross country, soccer, swimming, basketball, field hockey and indoor and outdoor track and field, and women’s volleyball, swimming, field hockey, softball, basketball, lacrosse and tennis.

Location

Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington or D.C., is the capital of the United States of America. Founded after the American Revolution as the seat of government of the newly independent country, Washington was named after George Washington, first President of the United States and Founding Father. Washington is the principal city of the Washington metropolitan area, which has a population of 6,131,977. More from Wikipedia...

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coffee score

90

restaurants score

Students
46%

Men

54%

Women

21

Average Age of Entering Students

95%

Live On Campus

65

New Transfer Students

Admissions
80%

Acceptance Rate

15%

Enrollment Yield

5,926

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$36,009

Typical Cost

$44,060

Average Tuition

95%

Recieve Financial Aid

96%

Have Loans

$22,000

Median Debt

Academics
7.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

106

Doctorates Awareded

Political Science And Government

Top Major

3

Faculty Awards

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, more than 90 to choose from

Greek Life:

None

Party Scene:

Standard, mostly on the weekends
Athletics
Football Conference:

Old Dominion Athletic Conference

Basketball Conference:

Landmark Conference

Track & Field Conference:

Landmark Conference

Football Division:

3

Basketball Division:

3

Track Division:

3

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