Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneA
- Campus FoodD+
- Student LifeB+
Catholic University of America is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
NCAA Division III (with football)
Old Dominion Athletic Conference
Catholic University of America Rankings
Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.51 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.50 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.51 responses
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.65 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.66 responses
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After Catholic University of America
- Very Good273
Just as expensive as American or GW for no reason. Classes are small but professors are awful, generally felt like I learned nothing while I was in the classroom. Far too many required classes including: 4 semesters of theology with professors that usually don't get enough students registered for their classes. Prepare to get an internship or job, because this school will not give you the experience you need if you are a political science major. There are literally no parties on Fridays and frat "darties" are a major part of the cultural. Food situation is god awful, no vegan options whatsoever. Majority of campus resources aren't anything out of the ordinary save for the medical center and career center which go above and beyond. Dorms are average but rules regarding who you can have over are too antiquated for students of the 21st century. I think of CUA as a place I live in order to be able to intern on the Hill and in the DC Metro area and nothing more than that.
- 19 days ago
The inviting attitude of any given student at the university makes you feel at home, and safe with many open-minded people. The professors are very personal, on top of being top notch. They will often address you by name, showing their eagerness to know you and engage in conversation. The location is in a safe part of Washington D.C. Catholic University also has a Metro train stop on campus making it difficult to not have something to do in between study-time. Such a location also makes it easy to find internships and job opportunities. On top of all these, the campus food is not only unlimited to freshman and sophomores, but also highly enjoyable.
- 23 days ago
Your experience at CUA is really what you make out of it. Most of the people who go to this school are very stuck up, privileged people. Many of them are bigoted, with conservative views. This just comes with the territory of going to a private, Catholic school. You can definitely find your niche, but it's not easy. Catholic barely does anything for your future career and job search. Unless you're an engineer or in the business school you're definitely on your own. Alumni don't do too much for the students. You really have to work with what you've got which is your location in DC, your professors and peers. I did enjoy CUA because of my major (sociology), professors and friends, but the school itself is corrupt at best. The administration truly does not care about the students, we are just numbers to them. On multiple instances, administration has been less than helpful and only caters to the elites that donate. I wouldn't recommend Catholic over any of the other DC schools that is for sure.
- Recent Alumnus
- 4 months ago