Catholic University of America: Statistics

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#443 of 14,131 In the World
#166 of 2,597 In North America
#145 of 2,496 In the United States
#3 of 15 In District of Columbia
#3 of 14 In Washington
#3 of 1,071 For Neurosurgery
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Quick Review

Religion
Roman Catholic
Acceptance rate
82%
Avg. cost to attend
$36,228 /y
Aid receiving
98%
Undergraduates
3,055
Graduates
2,311
Male:Female Ratio
44:56
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree

Catholic University of America Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 82% 78% 85%
Applicants 6,258 2,589 3,669
Admissions 5,146 2,031 3,115
Freshmen enrolled full time 625 249 376
Freshmen enrolled part time 5 2 3

2,156 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

3,107 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 by race or ethnicity

White 3254 (61%)
Hispanic 629 (12%)
Nonresident Alien 459 (9%)
Black or African American 370 (7%)
Two or more races 246 (5%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 227 (4%)
Asian 171 (3%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 3 (0.1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 2 (0%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$36,228/year
Average aid awarded
$29,725
Students receiving aid
98%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $25,747
$30-48K $27,863
$48-75K $27,084
$75-110K $32,715
$110K+ $38,300

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $48,600$49,680
Tuition in-state $48,600$49,680
Tuition out-of-state $48,600$49,680
Fee in-district $816$660
Fee in-state $816$660
Fee out-of-state $816$660

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 1,985
Combined charge for room and board $14,650
Room charge $9,220
Meal charge $6,600

Catholic University of America Majors

Major Associate's degree Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Social Work 18 145 11
Law 97
Political Science and Government, General 81 9 2
Psychology, General 69 19
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other 49 27
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 66 3 4
Architecture 45 18
Business Administration and Management, General 23 35
Philosophy 30 14 8
Mechanical Engineering 38 8 2
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 25 16 2
Business & Commerce, General 34 2
Finance, General 35
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 35
Library and Information Science 34
Civil Engineering, General 17 13 2
History, General 17 3 5
Computer Science 18 4 2
Divinity & Ministry 23
Engineering & Industrial Management 23
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 15 3 3
English Language and Literature, General 14 2 4
Music Performance, General 17
Nursing Science 9 8
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 5 10
Accounting 14
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 10 1 3
Religion & Religious Studies 13
Development Economics and International Development 12
Economics, General 11
Mass Communication & Media Studies 10
Physics, General 1 5 4
Advanced Legal Research & Studies, General 9
International Economics 9
Keyboard Instruments 1 4 4
Voice and Opera 3 4 2
Elementary Education and Teaching 8
Human Services, General 3 5
International Business & Trade & Commerce 8
Nursing Practice 7
Cell & Cellular Biology and Histology 6
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 3 1 2
Clinical Psychology 6
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 4 2
Family Practice Nurse & Nursing 6
Music, General 4 1 1
Religious Education 6
Biotechnology 5
English & Language Arts Teacher Education 5
Sociology, General 4 1
General Studies 4
Materials Science 4
Mathematics, General 3 1
Stringed Instruments 2 2
Biochemistry 3
Criminology 3
Fine & Studio Arts, General 3
Health Services Administration 3
Middle & Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 1 2
Music Theory and Composition 1 2
Anthropology, General 2
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 2
Bible & Biblical Studies 2
Chemistry, General 2
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 2
Experimental Psychology 1 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other 2
Medieval and Renaissance Studies 1 1
Middle & Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other 1 1
Adult Health Nurse & Nursing 1
Conducting 1
Curriculum and Instruction 1
Economics, Other 1
Education, General 1
European History 1
Legal Studies 1
Mathematics Teacher Education 1
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 1
Music History, Literature, and Theory 1
Secondary Education and Teaching 1
Social Sciences, General 1
Special Education and Teaching, General 1
Grand Total 3 738 529 224
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 74% 63% 84%
  • Full-time retention rate - 86%
  • Part-time retention rate - 50%

Publications & Citations

Publications
38,438
Citations
1,218,222

Publication / Citation count by topic

Medicine
16,875 / 606,648
Biology
6,817 / 297,444
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
5,802 / 121,140
Physics
4,730 / 161,194
Engineering
3,978 / 97,706
Psychology
3,688 / 183,002
Chemistry
3,370 / 102,482
Surgery
3,120 / 127,125
Computer Science
2,855 / 96,293
Business
1,692 / 46,498
Materials Science
1,665 / 40,386
Environmental Science
1,585 / 40,101
Oncology and Cancer research
1,557 / 58,565
Demography
1,509 / 68,587
Astrophysics and Astronomy
1,468 / 70,052
Pathology
1,325 / 47,942
Health Science
1,276 / 71,235
Immunology
1,197 / 64,774
Radiology and Nuclear medicine
1,073 / 30,887
Gastroenterology and Hepatology
1,049 / 44,245
Economics
1,014 / 20,166
Cardiology
1,000 / 37,715
Political Science
980 / 6,078
Physical Therapy
961 / 41,357
Sociology
907 / 17,889
Mathematics
876 / 23,293
Anesthesiology
782 / 24,805
Pediatrics
762 / 22,959
Art & Design
750 / 13,851
Biochemistry
740 / 33,405
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
696 / 11,022
Psychiatry
682 / 35,149
Anatomy and Physiology
678 / 19,545
Social Psychology
649 / 38,446
Clinical Psychology
630 / 27,975
Child Psychology
621 / 42,048
Critical Care Nursing
605 / 32,522
Optical Engineering
578 / 10,756
Radiation Therapy
576 / 19,903
Law
562 / 3,722

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 450 4767
1992 469 4949
1993 522 5384
1994 519 5981
1995 560 6605
1996 649 7728
1997 664 9159
1998 678 10082
1999 717 11725
2000 783 13829
2001 733 16074
2002 856 18500
2003 917 21740
2004 1026 25302
2005 1140 29299
2006 1295 33998
2007 1362 39364
2008 1489 44330
2009 1671 51368
2010 1787 56551
2011 1869 64706
2012 2070 74968
2013 2154 82786
2014 2153 88461
2015 2201 93654
2016 1995 92880
2017 2160 97420
2018 2083 89668
2019 2118 102544
2020 2417 120260
2021 2466 131594

Catholic University of America alumni

  1. Jon Voight

    Jon Voight
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1938-.. (age 84)
    Occupations
    film producervoice actorscreenwritertelevision actorcomedian
    Biography

    Jonathan Vincent Voight is an American actor. He came to prominence in the late 1960s with his Academy Award-nominated performance as Joe Buck, a would-be gigolo, in Midnight Cowboy (1969). During the 1970s, he became a Hollywood star with his portrayals of a businessman mixed up with murder in Deliverance (1972); a paraplegic Vietnam veteran in Coming Home (1978), for which he won an Academy Award for Best Actor; and a penniless ex-boxing champion in the remake of The Champ (1979).

  2. Susan Sarandon

    Susan Sarandon
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1946-.. (age 76)
    Enrolled in the Catholic University of America
    1964-1968 graduated with Bachelor of Arts in drama
    Occupations
    actorfilm producervoice actortelevision actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Susan Abigail Sarandon is an American actress and activist. She is the recipient of numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, and a SAG Award, and has been nominated 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
    film actoractorstage actortelevision actor
    Biography

    John Heard Jr. was an American actor. 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 the lead protagonist (Kevin McCallister)‘s father, Peter, in Home Alone (1990) and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992). From 1995 to 1997, 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 59)
    Occupations
    actorfilm producerfilm directordirectorfilm actor
    Biography

    John Carroll Lynch is an American character actor and film director. He first gained notice for his role as Norm Gunderson in Fargo. He is also known for his television work on the ABC sitcom The Drew Carey Show as the title character's cross-dressing brother, Steve Carey, as well as on American Horror Story: Freak Show as Twisty the Clown and American Horror Story: Cult. He returned to American Horror Story as a series regular, in American Horror Story: 1984, to portray Benjamin Richter, also known as Mr. Jingles, the main killer of the season. His films include Face/Off, Gran Torino, Shutter Island, Ted 2, The Invitation, and Zodiac. He also portrayed McDonald's co-founder Maurice McDonald in The Founder. He made his directorial debut with the 2017 film Lucky.

General info

Alternative names CUA
Founded 1887
Motto Deus Lux Mea Est
God is my Light
Colors gold, white
Academic Calendar Semesters
Total FTE staff 1,514
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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