St. John Paul II summarized your opportunity to join our community of students, scholars, researchers, and global agents of change, clearly and simply as “learning to think rigorously, so as to act rightly and to serve humanity better.”

The Catholic University of America welcomes all to study, grow and thrive at the national university of the Catholic Church in the United States and to pursue what St. John Paul II called “ the selfless search for truth and for the wisdom that comes from above,” regardless of one’s faith.

At The Catholic University of America, one of America’s oldest and strongest major research universities, the search for truth ranges across 12 schools, 120 disciplines, and every continent. Founded in 1887 as a graduate institution, not just a college, we offer undergraduate and graduate students a scholarly experience, where those serious about their education will find unique opportunities to conduct scholarly and scientific research in their fields of study, working closely with faculty.

Join the search, whether you are a doctoral, graduate, undergraduate, adult, online, or pre-college student.

The Catholic Mind

Possessing a Catholic Mind will equip you with creativity, discipline, and confidence to solve difficult problems, and the courage to live the virtuous life.