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Reviews 612 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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2 College Sophomore

Diversity: A lot of white people.

2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Highly suggest not joining whatever Greek life we have. They're viewed as outcasts really.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: All depends on your roommate(s) really.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Depends who your RA is and if you're not an idiot you'll be fine

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: House parties at the sports houses, bars on Thursday nights, cops aren't that annoying. It's pretty chill.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: It's D3 sports but still will take up a ton of your time

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: If you want to travel via Metro or another form of transportation you can basically get any type of cuisine you'd like

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: The school is great if you make it what you want. Be friendly and people will be friendly back.

4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: My major is great for learning about other subjects.

3 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: The facilities are fine. Nothing stands out. There is not real student center though.

5 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: Off campus dining is the best thing ever especially after eating pryz food 24/7. In the winter, its a pain in the butt to get to because of the metro.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: Campus housting is a 50/50 chance. Some buildings are better than other. Junior and senior year campus housing is hard to get into.

4 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: Everyone usually gets a scholarship. The tuition is crazy expensive but no one ever pays the full price.

3 Recent Alumnus

Majors: A typical internship is usually at the Capitol, most the time with Congress. The commitment is sometimes rough but Catholic usually works with a student to help them schedule around them, just talk to your advisor. There are so many internships availble and most people can get one.

4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: Getting into the School of Arts and Science was very easy. Catholic accepts most applicants. Talk to the admissions people they are very helpful and friendly.

4 Recent Alumnus

Nightlife: There is always a place to go to drink a lot of the time its house parties or bars. The sport houses usually throw the most parties. The police are sometimes call but usually its a 50/50. During the fall/spring, if there is a nice Saturday there will usually be a dayparty which are more expensive then house parties but a lot more fun. Most people will go out to bars on the weekend usually to UMD or somewhere in DC. Everyone at Catholic drinks, even the people you would not expect.

2 Recent Alumnus

Campus Dining: The worst. The workers are the only good part about the dining experience.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Strictness: Catholic has a lot of rules and if you get caught the punishment is sometimes harsh. But there are a lot of ways to go around the rules.

4 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: Everyone dresses the same. The same people will be seen going out together. The school can seem very cliquey. But everyone knows each other and very friendly towards other people.

2 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: There is basically no diversity. Everyone usually has the same view and looks the same.

4 Recent Alumnus

Local Atmosphere: Catholic is in a unique area because of being in Washington DC. The surrounding area is not that great but when you get on the Metro it is really easy to find places to go. The Metro is right on campus which is probably the best thing.

4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: Most people try to live off campus there junior and senior year. There have been new apartments near campus that most people are trying to live in but right now they are very expensive. Living off campus can be tricky because of the safety risk because the area surrounding Catholic is not always the best.

2 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: The health center is not helpful at all. No one is usually there and they do not help your problems.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Courses have not been too hard. It is easy to form a relationship with most professors because the classes are not large. If you talk to them, they are more likely to help you out with grading.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Talking to the career counselor is a must. They have a lot of information avaible to help your future. They will try to help you get in touch with alumnis in your concentrated field.

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Frankie Bustamante
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Catholic University is a good school—plain and simple. It blends the best of both worlds—a small, conservative, Catholic community of religiously devoted students mixed with a liberal arts university smack-dab in Washington, D.C. The nation's capital is one of the most exciting cities in the country, if not the world, where students can live up the best years of their lives. Catholic University provides all of the resources necessary to live a spiritual life in college, while still granting the autonomy to students who applied for other reasons, such as the University's exceptional theater, music, architecture, and nursing programs. CUA's biggest problem is the perception that the school's goal is to prep would-be priests and nuns. But this is simply not true. The University's Catholic identity does not hinder or isolate students with different faiths or beliefs. Catholic lives up to the liberal arts curriculum it boasts and does its best to accommodate both those who adore and are apathetic to the Catholic aspect.

When it comes to living the college life, CUA makes good on providing what students are truly looking for. There is a brilliant nightlife, good cohort of party animals, and a healthy social atmosphere. CUA pulls off what most universities cannot: It can be both a party school and a deeply religious and proud Catholic school. Students can grow in their faith, thanks to religious figures roaming on campus and student leaders who are bent on keeping—and passing—the faith. The University is not perfect, and it does not pretend to be. But the administration is making strides to improve in all aspects, whether it's campus construction and renovation or fine-tuning the academic and career opportunities. In the end, if you were to ask everyday students what they think of the school, they'll all say different things, but they'll all be smiling as they say it.

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