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4 College Junior

Majors: It's easy to get into your program but can be difficult to stay in it if you do not spend much time trying to learn it. There is a GPA requirement to stay in every major.

4 College Junior

Campus Quality: There is gonna be a "master plan" within the next five years to make more green space, more dorms, and another student center. There also might be an addition of an NCAA rink in the upcoming years.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: If you don't like the school you will transfer, as most diverse students do by the end of freshman year. The kids who stick around end up liking it a lot. I have heard that the older you get, the harder it will get academically but the more fun you will have socially.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Every class you take will probably be no more than 20 students unless its your majors class which shouldn't be anymore than 100 students.

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4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Everyone has a southern, prep feel. Most of the students are attractive, there are some pretty ugly people however. You won't find one hipster or goth here. From outside, people seem a little assholely and stubborn, but no one from the school recognizes it since we all are. All the weird kids that go here are not seen because they lock themselves in their rooms when not sitting in class.

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5 College Junior

Majors: The School of Business and Economic's is very good and is well known around the east coast. Most students go into Management or Marketing. The professors are very intelligent in the subject and have a lot of experience. Most of the professors in the School of Business and Economic's all have jobs on the side as they either are CEO's or huge business professionals of other businesses. I say the best professor affiliated with the program is Andres Widmer. Not only is very experienced, he creates an fun atmosphere in the class and teaches at the same time. All the business professors i've had, have been great and made me feel like I'm not wasting my time. This program is one of the better schools at CUA.

4 College Junior

Academics: Really good academic program here. The only thing bad I can say about it is the difficulty the majors and work is here.

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5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: The food in DC is great. Potbellies and &pizza is just off campus, those are really good.

1 College Junior

Campus Food: It sucks. Pryz food is only when you're drunk or have the munchies. Honestly, really hard to start eating the garbage they serve after coming home from breaks.

2 College Junior

Diversity: There is really no diversity here. Everyone is a white republican. We have a small population of gay students but they're too scared to open up because they would probably get made fun of. Really the only diversity here is a handful of black kids and some spanish students. By no means are the non-white kids not accepted, but there really aren't a good amount to start with.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: A lot of students like it, some transfer because the work can be stupidly difficult and too much.

4 College Junior

Party Scene: Its great. Its rare, but you might find a weekend where there is no party or you're not invited, but, in that case, you can always go to a DC bar or club. The biggest party events here are fall crawl, any darty ever, and especially st. pattys day. The thing is, if you're unsocial or shy, you won't have fun on weekends. The weekend starts on Thirsty Thursday when everyone goes to the bar. Friday is usually the more closed- off day of the weekend because thats usually the chill or exclusive parties. On Saturdays there will be a darty (in the fall and spring) and then a sports or frat party at night.

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: The campus is in the middle of a pretty bad area, but its become so safe because of the schools presence. Nobody feels unsafe ever walking around campus or off-campus at any hour of the night. I wouldn't recommend any female to walk alone off- campus at the wee hours of the morning.

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5 College Junior

Local Area: The food is very, very good, but expensive. The metro is all you will be taking all four years. You can find anything to do in DC at any time. Very relaxed- southern feel kinda city.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: So, there are frats and sororities on campus. We have 3 frats: Alpha Delta Gamma, Kappa Sigma and Tau Beta Pi. A co-ed frat. Alpha Phi Omega, and 1 sorority: Kappa Tau Gamma. the opinion of greek life here is relatively neutral. However, their is a small population of people on campus that hate greek life and really make their presence known by bad mouthing them. The reason for this is because the people in greek life tend come off as the typical frat, asshole guys and bitchy sorority girls. Everyone in greek life tends to be on the attractive side, but I would be lying if I told you that they didn't have some fugly people thrown in there. The frats do throw really good parties here, which people go to more often that the sports parties. the problem is either the fraternity parties will be a complete throw down or will be busted by p-safe by midnight. I know that the school is looking to expand greek life in the up coming years because the students here are very much envelop the greek life kind of people. I know the school was a big greek school back in the 80's until one of the frats set a fire to greek row, which caused the school to revoke a bunch of chapters. The old greek row is now CV, the freshman and sophomore dorms. To conclude: greek life is here if you want it, but your peers won't look up or down on you if you decide to join.

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: The freshman dorms are bad. Really, the only dorm thats worth talking about is the new sophomore dorm, Opus. Its often called a hotel because its so nice. This is one of the only co-ed dorms on campus.

3 College Junior

Athletics: The football team sucks. The basketball team is good, but play on a court that resembles a high school court. The baseball team has a pretty good field and are fairly good, but irrelevant here. The best sports here are boys soccer and ice hockey. The Ice hockey team here is really good. However, they're a club team because the school has to have an even amount of women's and men's varsity teams. There are rumors that they might move up to the NCAA and get a rink built on campus in the coming years.

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5 College Junior

Majors: The school sets you up with CUA alumni after you graduate. The internships here are very easy to get because the school helps you out a bunch.

4 College Junior

Academics: This is a pretty prestigious school, unless you're in the theater program. The majors that wouldn't be a waste of time and the school is known for here include: Nursing, Engineering, Architecture and Business. Though for these majors the amount of work you get is way too much. Sometimes it's stupid how much work and how hard they make your major. The rest of the programs here are not bad, its just there are better schools for those majors. However, the four majors I said above, are some of the best on the east coast.

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2 College Junior

Administration: Sometimes, if you're lucky, you will get a good RA that knows you're drinking in your room, and will let it go. Most of the time the RA's will "turn their heads" at a situation. The school wants them to be stricter, but in fact hurts their credibility because it causes us to pre-game and smoke in the rooms. However, as long as you're smart and discreet about what're doing, you'll be fine. This particularly pertains to freshman year though because the other years, its much less strict.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Around junior year when the school allows you to live off campus, most students will live in the Monroe apartments, which are very high quality for the price. Its honestly like an apartment a fairly rich person would live in, but for a cheaper price and full of CUA kids. A lot of upper class man will throw parties in the apartments, but they're very exclusive. The houses in Brookland include a variety of crap houses and nice houses.

4 College Junior

Scholarships: A handful of people get financial aid because this school can afford it.

2 College Junior

Greek Life: We barely have Greek life.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I enjoy my off-campus living situation. I feel safe most of the time!

2 College Senior

Majors: It's way too technology heavy with too much emphases on the theoretical! They'll smoosh you about how you can do this program while working full time: that's a lie. They'll promise you interesting classes: they cancel them all. They tell you financial aid is on the way: it hardly ever get applied before the deadlines. It's a mess.

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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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