The Catholic University of America

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.

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Upcoming Events

  • Prayer for Christian Unity

    Prayer for Christian Unity

    Thursday, Jan. 19, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

    Join Theological College during the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity focused on the theme from 2 Corinthians, "Reconciliation -- The Love of Christ Compels Us."

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

Pope Francis