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

  • Admission Open House

    Admission Open House

    Sunday, Sept. 25, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Learn about academic programs and what it's like to live and study in Washington, D.C. Take a tour of campus led by student guides. Get the answers you need on important topics such as financial aid, internships, education abroad, career opportunities, and the University's admission process.

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

Pope Francis