The Catholic University of America, founded in 1887 by the U.S. Catholic bishops with the support of Pope Leo XIII, serves as the (one and only) national university of the Catholic Church in the United States.

We engage each other

and the world from our 176-acre campus, three miles north of the U.S. Capitol.

We stand together

scholars, teachers and students — across 12 schools and 22 research facilities.

We seek knowledge

more than 60 undergraduate degrees, 78 master's degrees, and 45 doctoral degrees.


Upcoming Events

  • Columbus School of Law Commencement

    Columbus School of Law Commencement

    Friday, May 27, 2016, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

    Paul Clement, former United States Solicitor General, will deliver the Commencement address for the Columbus School of Law. He has argued more than 80 cases before the United States Supreme Court and more Supreme Court cases since 2000 than any other lawyer. The ceremony will be held in the Great Upper Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Watch the ceremony live at

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True education enables us to love life and opens us to the fullness of life.

Pope Francis