Catholic University of America: Ranking & Review

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Catholic University of America Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Acceptance Rate83%80%85%
Enrolled undergraduates831360471
Enrolled total (including graduate students)6,0232,7773,246

793 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

524 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $55. Application fee for graduates - $60.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesRecommended
Admission test scoresNeither required nor recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Catholic University of America Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $14,316 and other expenses per full academic year.

Catholic University of America provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 2,041 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$43,300$43,300
Fees for full-time undergraduates$760$760
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$1,715$1,715
Tuition for Full-time graduates$44,400$44,400
Fees for full-time graduates$620$620
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates$1,770$1,770

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services1128135264
Health Professions and Related Programs83479139
Social Sciences99254128
Legal Professions and Studies11111122
Theology and Religious Vocations692897
Architecture and Related Services474693
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1976389
Visual and Performing Arts38191875
Philosophy and Religious Studies37181166
Library Science3737
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1011425
Biological and Biomedical Sciences157123
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services174122
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs2121
Physical Sciences68519
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields1717
English Language and Literature & Letters82616
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies314
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities44
Mathematics and Statistics44
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies
Natural Resources and Conservation
Grand Total27386002211,561

A total of 740 2-year associate's and 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Catholic University of America.

At the master's and doctor's level 821 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

Graduation rate74%71%76%
  • Full-time retention rate - 86%

General info

Alternative namesCUA
MottoDeus Lux Mea Est
God is my Light
Religious affiliationRoman Catholic
Colorsgold, white
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff1,502
Instructional FTE518
Research FTE72
Sector of institutionPrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPrivate not-for-profit
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity

Location and Contacts

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

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