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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Sometimes the food is okay. However, I've notice that they don't properly cook the meat.

1 College Freshman

Campus Food: The amount of days I've ended up hungry because the food was so inedible at the pryz are uncountable.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Sometimes it's great and sometimes it's not great

2 College Freshman

Campus Food: It is not clean, meats are undercooked. The claim they want to be healthy but that will never happen by eating at the pryz.

3 College Junior

Campus Food: The food on campus is not luxurious, however it is still food and will satisfy one's hunger for the moment.


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There is no simple way to describe the food at Catholic University. On one hand, it is convenient and abundant, and students with a meal plan can eat as many times as they want for however long and as much as they want. The quality, however, is another story. There is no accuracy when it comes to the quality of food at the University, where the eggs are bland and the chicken tends to feel like rubber. You can always rely on a stable salad bar, hearty sandwich station, good ol' milk and cereal, and simple hamburgers and french fries. But after a while, your body can no longer take it.

The main problem is that the hot meals and "daily specials" are put out for a limited time, so many times students are stuck with pizza, burgers, fries, and strawberry ice cream. It may seem like a college student's paradise, but eventually it gets old. The soda fountain tends to spew flat soda, the ice cream needs at least three hours to thaw out, and every few weeks or so there is a serious plates and/or utensils shortage. Basically, the management needs to step up on the food. There is enough variety to help students get by, if—and only if—the food is actually laid out for students to enjoy.

Facts & Statistics

Meal Plan Available?
Average Meal Plan Cost
$5450 per year
Freshman Meal Plan Required?
All freshmen and sophomores are required to enroll in CUA's dining plan program.
Student Favorites: Campus Dining Hall
The Student Restaurant
Student Favorites: Campus Restaurant/Vendor
Student Favorites: Breakfast Food on Campus
  • Omelets
  • Waffles and pancakes
Student Favorites: Lunch/Dinner Entrée on Campus
  • Salads
  • Sandwiches
Student Favorites: Late-night Snack on Campus
Chicken nuggets
24-Hour Dining
Did You Know?
The meal plan gives students access to the all-you-can-eat restaurant in the Pryz. In addition, depending on the meal plan, each student is allotted a certain amount of "dining dollars," which lets him or her buy food at the food court, the convenience store, and Starbucks.

Dining Halls & Campus RestaurantsWhat's This?

Law School Café
Location: Columbus School of Law
Food: Grill, pzza, salads, Starbucks coffee
Hours: Monday–Thursday 11:30 a.m.–7 p.m., Friday 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
POD Market
Location: Pryzbyla Center, first floor
Food: Convenience items, grab 'n' go, groceries, snacks
Hours: Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–12 a.m., Saturday–Sunday 10 a.m.–12 a.m.
Pryz Food Court
Location: Pryzbyla Center, second floor
Food: Asian Fusion, Bene Pizza, Chick-fil-A, Fresh Market, Grab-n-Go, Grille Works, Quiznos, Salad Express
Hours: Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–8 p.m.
Location: Pryzbyla Center, third floor
Food: Coffee/tea, sweets
Hours: Monday–Friday 7:30 a.m.–11 p.m., Saturday–Sunday 9 a.m.–11 p.m.
The Student Restaurant
Location: Pryzbyla Center, third floor
Food: All-you-can-eat: deli, grill, homestyle entrées, pasta, salad bar
Hours: Monday–Thursday 7:30 a.m.–12 a.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.–2 a.m., Saturday 8:30 a.m.–2 a.m., Sunday 8:30 a.m.–12 a.m.

Student Polls

Rate campus dining on the following topics    Based on 35 responses

Very poor
  • Convenient hours
  • Ethnic/kosher options
  • Healthy/organic options
  • Late-night options
  • Quality
  • Value
  • Variety/number of options
  • Vegetarian/vegan options

What are the best things about the campus meal plan?    Based on 15 responses

  • 32% Grilled cheese
  • 18% Chickafila
  • 18% It's quick and easy
  • 14% Life
  • 9% The ice cream
  • 9% Pryz burgers

What are the best food options on campus?    Based on 12 responses

  • 29% Salad
  • 29% Tbh Starbucks
  • 14% They took it AWAY. the burrito bar downstairs
  • 14% Law School's cafeteria
  • 14% The food court

What are the worst things about the campus meal plan?    Based on 16 responses

  • 22% The Pryz has it's good days and it's very bad days
  • 15% The cost of unlimited mandatory plan for freshman
  • 15% The Pryz puts laxatives in its food
  • 11% Pryz workers sell drugs at parties to students

What are the worst food options on campus?    Based on 17 responses

  • 44% Anything that had fish in it
  • 38% Anything from the pryz
  • 12% Food from Seaco. I don't eat on campus at CUA
  • 6% Hamburguers
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