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.
THE HEART OF WASHINGTON, D.C.

We stand together

scholars, teachers and students — across 12 schools and 22 research facilities.
A NATIONAL RESEARCH UNIVERSITY

We seek knowledge

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

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Upcoming Events

  • Light the World! Summer Institute

    Light the World! Summer Institute

    June 25 to July 1, 2017

    Light the World! encourages high school students to learn to see theology in everyday life by exploring theological traditions, asking questions about the moral dimensions of contemporary issues, and examining how their faith calls them to lives of service.

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

Pope Francis