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#776 of 14,131 In the World
#253 of 2,597 In North America
#225 of 2,496 In the United States
#5 of 15 In District of Columbia
#5 of 14 In Washington
#86 of 1,044 For Social Work
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Religion
Roman Catholic
Acceptance rate
86%
Avg. cost to attend
$35,520 /y
Aid receiving
97%
Undergraduates
2,929
Graduates
2,130
Male:Female Ratio
45:55
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree

Catholic University of America Acceptance rate and admissions statistics

Catholic University of America has an acceptance rate of 86% and is in the middle in terms of the difficulty of admission among universities in the United States. The university reports the admission statistics without distinguishing between local and international students.

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 86% 83% 88%
Applicants 5,895 2,562 3,333
Admissions 5,070 2,135 2,935
Freshmen enrolled full time 691 309 382

795 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

470 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended
Secondary school rank Considered but not required
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
SAT/ACT Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment demographics by race or ethnicity

White 3087 (61%)
Hispanic 598 (12%)
Nonresident Alien 418 (8%)
Black or African American 329 (7%)
Two or more races 241 (5%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 211 (4%)
Asian 165 (3%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 4 (0.1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 3 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

The average net cost to attend Catholic University of America is $35,520 per year, calculated as the sum of the average cost of tuition, room and board, books, and supplies, reduced by the amount of average financial aid received.

The final cost of attendance varies for each student based on household income, residency, program, and other factors.

Net average cost to attend
$35,520/year
Average aid awarded
$31,915
Students receiving aid
97%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $24,241
$30-48K $25,854
$48-75K $26,915
$75-110K $27,059
$110K+ $38,140

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $51,040$50,670
Tuition in-state $51,040$50,670
Tuition out-of-state $51,040$50,670
Fee in-district $1,116$960
Fee in-state $1,116$960
Fee out-of-state $1,116$960

Room and board costs

Dormitory capacity 1,985
Combined charge for room and board $14,650
Room charge $9,220
Meal charge $6,800

Catholic University of America majors

Catholic University of America has granted 826 bachelor's degrees across 53 programs, 543 master's across 49 programs, and 201 doctorate degrees across 30 programs. Below is a table with majors that lead to degrees at Catholic University of America.

Major Bachelor Master Doctoral
Social Work 11 120
Law 115
Architecture 51 37
Business Administration and Management, General 49 33
Political Science and Government, General 64 12 5
Psychology, General 56 16
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 64 6 1
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other 54 16
Finance, General 46
Mechanical Engineering 33 11
Philosophy 27 14 3
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 25 14 1
Civil Engineering, General 26 11 3
Business & Commerce, General 37
Library and Information Science 33
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 31
Computer Science 17 6 3
Music Performance, General 26
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 20 3 2
Accounting 24
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 10 14
Engineering & Industrial Management 24
History, General 20 3 1
Theology & Theological Studies 24
English Language and Literature, General 12 6 1
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics 17
Mass Communication & Media Studies 17
Divinity & Ministry 16
Music, General 9 6 1
Religion & Religious Studies 16
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 7 6
Elementary Education and Teaching 13
Nursing Science 9 4
General Studies 11
Keyboard Instruments 5 5
Physics, General 1 5 4
Voice and Opera 2 2 6
Mathematics, General 7 2
Clinical Psychology 7
Criminology 7
International Business & Trade & Commerce 7
Music Pedagogy 4 3
Sociology, General 7
Development Economics and International Development 6
Fine & Studio Arts, General 6
Bible & Biblical Studies 2 3
Biochemistry 5
Education, General 5
International Economics 5
Materials Science 5
Physics, Other 5
Spanish Language and Literature 3 1 1
Anthropology, General 4
Biotechnology 4
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 4
Middle & Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 2 2
Secondary Education and Teaching 4
Cell & Cellular Biology and Histology 3
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 3
Health Services Administration 3
Human Services, General 3
Information Science & Studies 3
Nursing Practice 3
Religious Education 2 1
Advanced Legal Research & Studies, General 2
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 2
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 2
English & Language Arts Teacher Education 2
Family Practice Nurse & Nursing 2
Legal Studies 2
Middle & Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other 2
Music History, Literature, and Theory 1 1
Music Theory and Composition 2
Stringed Instruments 1 1
Adult Health Nurse & Nursing 1
American Government and Politics (United States) 1
Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
Chemistry, General 1
Conducting 1
Developmental and Child Psychology 1
Economics, General 1
Economics, Other 1
Environmental & Environmental Engineering Technology & Technician 1
European History 1
Experimental Psychology 1
Information Technology 1
Italian Studies 1
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 1
Social Sciences, General 1
Grand Total 826 543 201

Catholic University of America has a graduation rate of 74%, which is among the 16% highest for universities in the US.

Total Men Women
Graduation rate 74% 71% 76%
  • Full-time retention rate - 88%

Publications & Citations

Catholic University of America is a world-class research university with 16,500 scientific papers published and 300,650 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Physics, Engineering, Biology, Quantum and Particle physics, Computer Science, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Medicine, and Philosophy.

Publications
16,500
Citations
300,650

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
8,028 / 100,832
Physics
7,954 / 177,140
Engineering
7,217 / 153,482
Biology
6,090 / 156,624
Quantum and Particle physics
6,019 / 134,920
Computer Science
5,869 / 127,381
Chemistry
5,758 / 140,341
Environmental Science
5,644 / 106,526
Medicine
5,189 / 128,592
Philosophy
4,619 / 48,511
Political Science
4,168 / 51,695
Law
3,750 / 49,585
Psychology
3,616 / 89,478
Geography and Cartography
3,404 / 59,691
Materials Science
3,173 / 67,025
Sociology
3,146 / 46,021
Geology
3,104 / 66,077
History
3,010 / 25,870
Organic Chemistry
2,835 / 68,465
Optical Engineering
2,807 / 54,470
Astrophysics and Astronomy
2,771 / 80,654
Mathematics
2,470 / 50,708
Genetics
2,270 / 62,518
Business
2,201 / 46,047
Biochemistry
2,138 / 59,944
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
1,987 / 35,792
Economics
1,969 / 31,181
Nuclear Physics
1,879 / 50,899
Archaeology
1,854 / 22,666
Statistics
1,848 / 43,171
Art & Design
1,743 / 16,644
Linguistics
1,724 / 22,463
Pathology
1,700 / 50,322
Psychiatry
1,636 / 48,855
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
1,552 / 8,720
Paleontology
1,407 / 28,408
Aerospace Engineering
1,402 / 35,652
Acoustical Engineering
1,343 / 18,664
Computer Vision
1,333 / 32,344
Social Psychology
1,328 / 35,532

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 196 1044
1991 234 1135
1992 194 1179
1993 219 1312
1994 210 1410
1995 218 1516
1996 221 1677
1997 256 2066
1998 216 2262
1999 295 2492
2000 268 2943
2001 285 3279
2002 297 3689
2003 285 4175
2004 280 4923
2005 353 5728
2006 387 6438
2007 372 7500
2008 387 7972
2009 444 9326
2010 510 9585
2011 487 10621
2012 491 11998
2013 498 12641
2014 489 13269
2015 492 14286
2016 477 14623
2017 484 15576
2018 443 15279
2019 413 18253
2020 501 19591
2021 568 23335
2022 461 21008
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Catholic University of America alumni

  1. Jon Voight

    Jon Voight
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1938-.. (age 85)
    Occupations
    voice actorfilm produceractorcomediantelevision actor
    Biography

    Jonathan Vincent Voight is an American actor. Voight is associated with the angst and unruliness that typified the late-1960s counterculture. He has received numerous accolades including an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, and four Golden Globe Awards as well as nominations for four Primetime Emmy Awards. In 2019, he was awarded the National Medal of Arts.

  2. Susan Sarandon

    Susan Sarandon
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1946-.. (age 77)
    Enrolled in the Catholic University of America
    1964-1968 graduated with Bachelor of Arts in drama fiction
    Occupations
    television actorvoice actorfilm produceractorfilm actor
    Biography

    Susan Abigail Sarandon is an American actress. She is the recipient of various accolades, including an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award, in addition to nominations for a Daytime Emmy Award, six Primetime Emmy Awards, and nine Golden Globe Awards. In 2002, she was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contributions to the film industry.

  3. John Heard

    John Heard
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1946-2017 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    actorfilm actortelevision actorstage actor
    Biography

    John Heard Jr. was an American actor. Heard made his debut appearance in film with the ensemble Between the Lines (1977). He appeared in a number of successful films, including Heart Beat (1980), Cutter's Way (1981), Cat People (1982), Beaches (1988), and Deceived (1991). Other films include The Trip to Bountiful (1985), Big (1988), The Pelican Brief (1993), White Chicks (2004), and his role as Kevin McCallister's father, Peter, in Home Alone (1990) and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992). From 1995 to 1996, he played the role of Roy Foltrigg in the television series The Client. From 2005 to 2006, Heard played the role of Governor Frank Tancredi in Prison Break. He was nominated for an Emmy Award in 1999 for guest-starring as Vin Makazian on The Sopranos (1999–2004).

  4. John Carroll Lynch

    John Carroll Lynch
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1963-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    film produceractorfilm actordirectorfilm director
    Biography

    John Carroll Lynch is an American character actor and film director. He first gained notice for his role as Norm Gunderson in Fargo (1996). He is also known for his television work on the ABC sitcom The Drew Carey Show (1997–2004) as the title character's cross-dressing brother, Steve Carey, as well as on four seasons of American Horror Story (2014–2019), most notably as breakout character Twisty the Clown. His films include Face/Off (1997), Zodiac (2007), Gran Torino (2008), Shutter Island (2010), Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011), Ted 2 (2015), The Invitation (2015), The Founder (2016), and The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020). He made his directorial debut with the 2017 film Lucky.

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General info

Alternative names CUA
Founded 1887
Motto Deus Lux Mea Est
God is my Light
Colors gold, white
Total FTE staff 1,445
Carnegie classification Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity

Location and contacts

Address 620 Michigan Avenue, NE
Washington, District of Columbia, 20064
United States
City population 690,000
Phone 2023195000
Fax +1 (202) 319 6533

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