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Reviews 750 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: They are awful with financial aid and low income students- ironic since its THE Catholic University of America.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Across the street ,various restaurants have opened and students variety.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Party Scene: It can vary from student to student. Usually parties are done in sport houses.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Administration: Safety is always ensured. Whenever there's a criminal alert, all students receive an email and what to do.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Scholarships: the financial aid office was very helpful and they sat down with me and my mom to give us a better sense of what I was getting.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Sometimes the food is okay. However, I've notice that they don't properly cook the meat.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus allows you get to meet so many people. In my resident hall, we have various events such as galentine days. It's a nice a way of meeting new people.

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1 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There aren't any close safe off-campus housing choices.

2 people found this useful Report
1 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There really isn't any unless you're willing to metro to somewhere else in the city.

2 people found this useful Report
1 College Freshman

Administration: This is just a poorly functioning school.

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Freshman

Party Scene: I don't consider the parties here fun, though they are constant. If you like to drink just to get drunk then this is the school for you.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I received a pretty large scholarship but because of the insane upfront costs the scholarship helped very little.

1 person found this useful Report
1 College Freshman

Campus Food: The amount of days I've ended up hungry because the food was so inedible at the pryz are uncountable.

1 person found this useful Report
1 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Not enough housing for even the underclassmen. Also, the dorms themselves are in horrible condition and are really outdated.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: It seems easy to get a scholarship here since everyone I've talked to has received one. There's a general college scholarship and then another two you can get just for being part of a parish or knowing an alumni. They're also easy to get; just fill out a quick form, no essays.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: there's parties, not many and those are really crowded. the frat parties are unfortunately the most reliable in terms of space and alcohol, but the guys are weirdos

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Sometimes it's great and sometimes it's not great

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Athletics: Being an athlete, the Duf is great.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Not sure, I can't live off until junior year.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: It's nice being able to get off campus to get food but it is expensive

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Freshman

Administration: It's annoying trying to study or have family, I feel like I can't even have my sister in my dorm.

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Freshman

Scholarships: The school did not look at my family issues and they gave me barely enough money.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Not many people are good at throwing parties.

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Freshman

Campus Food: It is not clean, meats are undercooked. The claim they want to be healthy but that will never happen by eating at the pryz.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The price of Catholic's housing is totally over priced for the amount of problems I have found throughout my year at CUA.

2 people found this useful Report
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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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