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Reviews 818 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The rooms can be a bit uninviting if the residents do nothing to decorate them, but overall they are convenient.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Again, I do not care about Greek life whatsoever, so the only thing I have to say about it is that it never is big enough for me to notice it, which is a good thing.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: I really don't care about athletics, so I only have casual observations to work off of.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I have greatly enjoyed attending Catholic University of America, with the exception of a couple classes.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: In this area, we have experienced a lot of criminal acts and sometimes lock downs, but the school is extremely quick about informing students and parents about the issues.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Although there are plenty of quirky teachers I have to admit that they all love what they do and show their passion through classes and lectures. The classes are small enough for students to form relationships with their teachers, but large enough that students can learn from their peers as well.

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I know this school isn't necessarily a target school for big companies, but the school does have a really good Career Services department that encourages students to search for internships and make connections starting early.

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: One of the biggest debates about the housing process here at CUA is the installation of single-sex dorms. Personally, I believe we have incredibly spacious rooms that are often kept clean, but i wish co-ed living was an option.

3 people found this useful Report
2 College Freshman

Greek Life: We only have two fraternities and one sorority on this campus. The school does not portray the typical social expectations of Greek life, however. Our fraternities/sororities are solely intended for community service opportunities and do promote a sense of charity around school that students look up to. Housing for Greek life is not available and will only be found at an off-campus residence.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Athletics: Everyone on campus is fully aware that sports teams are a present and active part of the school community, but as a D3 school they definitely do not take top priority amongst the student body.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I have had an excellent experience here at CUA and have been given several of opportunities that I probably would not have received elsewhere. I would also like to include the point that this school provides the best of both worlds. I have been able to enjoy the social life of living in a city while also advancing my own education on a gorgeous and suburban campus. I could not see myself anywhere else!

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I do not have any experience with greek life, however, I am friends with people involved with it who say it is a lot of fun and have met many people through it.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: As an athlete on the cross country and track teams, I would say that being part of the sports teams gives you a group of friends that you can always rely on as well as giving you experiences such as traveling, meeting other people, and competing at a high level.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love this school due to its beautiful campus, great sense of community, and because of the great academic programs it offers as well as the many clubs, sports teams and extracurriculars it offers.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Public Safety is always present on and around campus, and the Health services do their job.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Every professor knows me by name and cares about my individual achievement

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Overall Experience: My advisor has connected me with numerous companies looking to hire CUA students.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Campus Housing: The housing itself is pretty standard, but the communities are exceptional.

2 people found this useful Report
2 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is so minor on campus that I wasn't even aware of it's existence until my 3rd year.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Athletics: The athletics at CUA are on par with any division 3 school.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Overall Experience: CUA really wants to help each student develop as a person in generally and to help them exceed in their field of study. The professors and advisors do everything they can to achieve this.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There are some good safety measures.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: So far, class size and professors are great.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Could be better, could be worse.

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life barely exists which is a good thing.

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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