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

  • Law School Commencement

    Law School Commencement

    Friday, May 26, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    The Columbus School of Law will hold its commencement ceremony in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

    Learn more

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

Pope Francis