Catholic University of America

840 reviews
  1. Washington, DC
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    C+
Catholic University of America is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Old Dominion Athletic Conference
Address
620 Michigan Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20064
Website

Catholic University of America Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
74%
SAT Range
1020-1230
ACT Range
22-28
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$36,163/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $29,820/ year
  • $30-48k
    $35,425/ year
  • $49-75k
    $30,526/ year
  • $76-110k
    $32,486/ year
  • $110k+
    $37,368/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
7:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.37 responses
75%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.36 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.37 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,355Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
13%
Varsity Athletes
15%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • Vineyard vines, sperrys, and Church
    27%
  • Preppy, drunk, attractive, smart, white, southern
    14%
  • Preppy, motivated, career-oriented, smart
    14%
  • These are great. BOTH. not the sharpest, but in VV
    14%
  • All of the above
    9%
  • Not the sharpest tack in the box
    9%
  • Chill
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
94%
Poll
63%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.52 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.54 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 14 responses
Report
  • Strong sense of community.
    36%
  • Expensive, boring but beautiful.
    29%
  • Underrated
    21%
  • Attempted dorm confessions on thirsty thursdays
    7%
  • Weeding out the weak
    7%

After Catholic University of America

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$54,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
67%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
78%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.18 responses

Reviews

840 reviews
  • Excellent
    101
  • Very Good
    266
  • Average
    334
  • Poor
    99
  • Terrible
    40
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
  • 2 months ago
The school is expensive, but it has good professors and easy access to transportation around DC.
  • College Sophomore
  • 2 months ago
Small classroom sizes allows one on one focus from teacher to student.
  • College Junior
  • 3 months ago