Catholic University of America: Statistics

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#457 of 14,160In the World
#174 of 2,624In North America
#152 of 2,523In the United States
#4 of 15In District of Columbia
#4 of 14In Washington
#3 of 1,091For Neurosurgery
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Quick Review

Religion
Roman Catholic
Acceptance rate
85%
Avg. cost to attend
$36,331 /y
Aid receiving
97%
Undergraduates
3,279
Graduates
2,492
Male:Female Ratio
45:55
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree

Catholic University of America Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate85%81%88%
Applicants5,6682,3703,298
Admissions4,8381,9272,911
Freshmen enrolled full time816352464
Freshmen enrolled part time22

423 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

315 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

White3424 (59%)
Hispanic628 (11%)
Nonresident Alien519 (9%)
Black or African American436 (8%)
Two or more races280 (5%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown271 (5%)
Asian199 (3%)
American Indian or Alaska Native5 (0.1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander3 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$36,331/year
Average aid awarded
$27,232
Students receiving aid
97%

Average costs by household income

<$30K$25,675
$30-48K$26,211
$48-75K$28,766
$75-110K$33,746
$110K+$37,949

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$46,950$48,000
Tuition in-state$46,950$48,000
Tuition out-of-state$46,950$48,000
Fee in-district$796$640
Fee in-state$796$640
Fee out-of-state$796$640

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity2,050
Combined charge for room and board$15,260
Room charge$8,820
Meal charge$6,440

Catholic University of America Majors

MajorAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoral
Social Work201917
Law103
Psychology, General62192
Political Science and Government, General64145
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse7361
Architecture5227
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other4420
Marketing & Marketing Management, General62
Philosophy341410
Business Administration and Management, General2433
Mechanical Engineering3693
Finance, General45
Civil Engineering, General26141
Accounting324
Library and Information Science33
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering2291
Divinity & Ministry29
Mass Communication & Media Studies28
Business & Commerce, General25
Computer Science1284
Electrical and Electronics Engineering8124
Nursing Science1410
History, General1931
Music Performance, General21
Biology & Biological Sciences, General1461
Engineering & Industrial Management20
Theology & Theological Studies19
English Language and Literature, General816
Elementary Education and Teaching14
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General410
Physics, General245
Mathematics, General9
Sociology81
Biotechnology9
Development Economics and International Development9
Religion & Religious Studies8
Music, General431
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General233
Bible & Biblical Studies8
Voice and Opera331
Social Sciences, General7
Cell & Cellular Biology and Histology7
International Business & Trade & Commerce6
Secondary Education and Teaching6
Educational Leadership and Administration, General6
Nursing Practice6
Fine & Studio Arts, General5
Economics, General5
Anthropology5
International Economics5
Adult Health Nurse & Nursing5
Middle & Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other32
Stringed Instruments5
Advanced Legal Research & Studies, General5
Clinical Psychology5
General Studies4
Family Practice Nurse & Nursing4
Special Education and Teaching, General3
Early Childhood Education and Teaching21
Theatre Literature, History and Criticism3
Conducting12
Music Theory and Composition2
Biochemistry2
History Teacher Education2
German Language and Literature2
Chemistry, General2
Education, General2
Information Technology2
Music Pedagogy11
Music History, Literature, and Theory11
Middle & Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General11
Latin Language and Literature2
Human Services, General1
English & Language Arts Teacher Education1
Spanish Language and Literature1
Art History, Criticism and Conservation1
Keyboard Instruments1
Economics, Other1
Criminology1
Medieval and Renaissance Studies1
Human Resources Management & Personnel Administration, General1
Religious Education1
Transportation and Highway Engineering1
Directing and Theatrical Production1
Experimental Psychology1
Grand Total1777635234
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate72%68%77%
  • Full-time retention rate - 88%

Publications & Citations

Publications
44,960
Citations
1,390,977

Publication / Citation count by topic

Medicine
20,386 / 689,784
Biology
8,064 / 333,732
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
6,559 / 134,131
Physics
5,196 / 179,193
Engineering
4,538 / 109,656
Psychology
4,431 / 223,460
Surgery
3,921 / 143,101
Chemistry
3,875 / 118,088
Computer Science
3,276 / 105,747
Materials Science
1,914 / 45,203
Business
1,873 / 53,633
Environmental Science
1,856 / 48,489
Oncology and Cancer research
1,851 / 64,026
Demography
1,748 / 74,995
Pathology
1,638 / 54,583
Astrophysics and Astronomy
1,469 / 77,939
Immunology
1,430 / 70,819
Radiology and Nuclear medicine
1,326 / 36,025
Gastroenterology and Hepatology
1,281 / 50,953
Health Science
1,272 / 72,783
Cardiology
1,237 / 40,040
Physical Therapy
1,152 / 45,270
Economics
1,134 / 23,614
Sociology
1,054 / 20,275
Mathematics
1,038 / 26,549
Political Science
999 / 6,466
Anesthesiology
953 / 29,000
Pediatrics
921 / 26,844
Anatomy and Physiology
874 / 26,653
Biochemistry
870 / 39,560
Psychiatry
835 / 43,019
Art & Design
803 / 14,128
Child Psychology
794 / 53,335
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
789 / 12,944
Clinical Psychology
773 / 31,323
Social Psychology
765 / 50,616
Critical Care Nursing
707 / 36,973
Neuroscience
692 / 38,683
Radiation Therapy
689 / 22,351
Molecular Biology
678 / 28,917

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
19903894020
19914284620
19924614823
19935015203
19945095784
19955506373
19966437414
19976558787
19986689827
199970111439
200076713602
200171215760
200284018180
200388521292
2004102124901
2005112428829
2006129233490
2007135838838
2008146743698
2009165150916
2010176856025
2011182764333
2012202074349
2013211082180
2014211187665
2015217892806
2016196291106
2017210994187
2018202082800
2019207395639
20202385116462

Catholic University of America alumni

  1. Jon Voight

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    Jon Voight
    Born in
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    Years
    1938-.. (age 83)
    Occupations
    actorfilm producerscreenwritervoice 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

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    Susan Sarandon
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1946-.. (age 75)
    Enrolled in the Catholic University of America
    1964-1968 graduated with Bachelor of Arts in drama
    Occupations
    film actorvoice actorfilm produceractortelevision actor
    Biography

    Susan Abigail Sarandon is an American actress, activist, and producer. 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

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    John Heard
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1946-2017 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    television actorfilm actorstage 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), C.H.U.D. (1984), After Hours (1985), Beaches (1988), The Package (1989), and Deceived (1991). Other films include The Trip to Bountiful (1985), Big (1988), Awakenings (1990), Rambling Rose (1991), The Pelican Brief (1993), My Fellow Americans (1996), Animal Factory (2000), White Chicks (2004), Would You Rather (2012), and Assault on Wall Street (2013). Heard also played the role of Peter McCallister, the father of protagonist Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin), in Home Alone (1990) and its sequel Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992). Heard played the role of George in Sharknado (2013). 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

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    John Carroll Lynch
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1963-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    actortelevision actorfilm 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 and American Horror Story: Cult as Twisty the Clown. 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 namesCUA
Founded1887
MottoDeus Lux Mea Est
God is my Light
Colorsgold, white
Academic CalendarSemesters
Total FTE staff1,517
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Address620 Michigan Avenue, NE
Washington, District of Columbia, 20064
United States
City population706,000
Phone2023195000
Fax+1 (202) 319 6533

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