Next to Rome, there is simply no place in the world quite like The Catholic University of America. History, geography and providence have put us at the heart of the Church in America, and the heart of the capital of the United States — an intersection that will vastly expand your intellectual and spiritual horizons as a part of the new generation of Catholic Minds.
  • We are unique among all of the country’s Catholic colleges and universities in that we are the national university of the Catholic Church in the United States chartered by the Holy See and founded by the Catholic bishops.
  • The University is located in the heart of Washington, D.C.
  • From the D.C. Metrorail system, adjacent to campus, you're just a 10-minute Metrorail ride from Capitol Hill, the Smithsonian Institution, Supreme Court, Library of Congress, and Union Station.
  • Our campus sits on 176 stunningly beautiful acres—the largest campus in Washington, D.C.
  • The University was founded in 1887 as a graduate institution, not just a college. The result is a scholarly experience, not merely a college experience. As an undergraduate, the serious student will find unique opportunities to conduct scholarly and scientific research in their fields of study, working closely with faculty.
  • All 12 of our schools grant graduate degrees.  Ten award undergraduate degrees: architecture and planning, arts and sciences, business and economics, engineering, music, nursing, philosophy, professional studies, social work, and theology and religious studies.
  • All undergraduate degrees combine a base curriculum in the liberal arts with more in-depth courses from their major fields of study.
  • First-Year Experience introduces you to philosophy, theology, rhetoric, and logic through study in small, supportive learning communities. Your coursework will engage you in thinking about, discussing, and writing about the great questions that have shaped human history and that continue to confront us today.
  • Students in all majors can find semester, yearlong, or summer-only opportunities for study on five continents and at The Rome Center of The Catholic University of America and Australian Catholic University.