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
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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
In CUA, the chemistry department is very small compared to other departments. With this being said, CUA lacks new lab equipments that is why when we do labs, there are always slight contaminations in our samples. Not to mention that the lab areas are old and worn out. Our chemistry building is one of the oldest buildings on the CUA campus and it is a pity how it has been like this for many years. It dissuades anyone from even considering chemistry that is how old it is. However, the professors are really nice with a few exceptions. They really do care about their students! It would be nice if the department was bigger, so it can get more funding which means new equipment, better lab areas, new classrooms, etc. There is only one bathroom in the whole chemistry building! But anyways, it would be helpful if the professors or the chemistry department in general were more interactive such as having seminars to help develop a chemistry major's mind or having more information about graduate schools pertaining to chemistry or the sciences in general. I know that it is up to the student to be proactive in these things, but having a mentor or someone in the field to help give guidance can be a make or break in the student in determining what he or she wants to do with his or her life. The department can do a lot more in my opinion.
- College Senior
- July 29 2013
There Is Always Something to Do! CUA is not the biggest school so it wouldn't require as much as it would at a State School. But the campus is beautiful! As a student we have 24 hour access during the week to our library which is a beautiful 7 floor building. We have a 24/7 Computer Lab. We have nice facilities for athletics and gym nuts. On campus there is always something to do. Whether it is throughout the week with different social activities planned by our office of Campus Activities or the weekends that are fun events planned by the RAs. Our campus ministry raises money but hosting events every Friday that are usually out in the city. They have bought tickets for popular movies and sell them at a reduce price, shows at the Version Center, or trips to fun sites in Maryland or Virginia. During the week there are opportunities for free tickets in Washington, DC events! Such as musicals, operas, concerts, trolley tours, ghost tours! There is no chance to be bored on campus even as a poor college student!
- College Junior
- June 21 2012
I Absolutely Love It Here! I absolutely love it here! As a Catholic I love having a variety of ways of practicing my faith and growing stronger in it, as well as make friends with people of different backgrounds and different religions. It is great to have so many faculty members and academic advisers who care and are willing to spend time with you just make sure you take advantage of opportunities you have. All of our staff members have been extremely personal and helpful ranging from academic offices to our on-campus Starbucks. I am preparing for my third year here and I have been able to learn things and develop interests for things that I had no idea I would. Our campus activities range have such a large range that you are able to try things that you never considered before. The campus is beautiful and there are endless locations you can go study, socialize, reflect and relax. Plus living in the City gives you great access to the resources of DC.
- College Junior
- June 21 2012