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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    Visit Campus This Spring

    Spring is the perfect time to visit Catholic University. Learn more about Odyssey Day, information sessions and campus tours, and more.

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

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