There is no ethnic diversity on campus. Period. A huge chunk of the student body is Caucasian, while a decent amount are labeled as unreported, which leaves a pretty small percentage of the student body as racially identified. Hispanics, African Americans, and Asian Americans have the plurality. And while the University boasts students from every state, most hail from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York. So this Northeastern university basically caters to Northeastern students. It is sad, especially considering CUA’s Washington, DC location, where every street corner is filled with diversity and culture.
Many students regret the fact that Catholic is not more racially diverse, since college is a good time for young adults to learn from other young adults who are different from each other in so many ways. But this is impossible when everyone is from a Philadelphia suburb. Be prepared for a sea of blonde, white students who can trace their ancestry back to Ireland or central New Jersey.