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
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
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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
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
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After Catholic University of America
- Very Good273
I attended Catholic U for one semester, Fall 2015. It was an overall nice experience, I had the opportunity to see Pope Francis last September and it was just great to be in a city like Washington DC. It's a very expensive school, which is why I decided to leave CUA, but I still recommend it to anyone :)
- 3 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
- 2 months ago
I am an adult over 40 returning to school. The encouragement & the class times because I work full time have been very very accommodateing. They really help to ease my aniexty and me feel like there wasnt anything I couldnt come and ask for help for I dont have to be overwhelmed alone I really believe so far this is the place for me.
- College Junior
- 3 months ago