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Campus Housing

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus allows you get to meet so many people. In my resident hall, we have various events such as galentine days. It's a nice a way of meeting new people.

1 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Not enough housing for even the underclassmen. Also, the dorms themselves are in horrible condition and are really outdated.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The price of Catholic's housing is totally over priced for the amount of problems I have found throughout my year at CUA.

College Junior

Campus Housing: I do not live on campus. I commute from Clarksburg, MD everyday for classes.

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.

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There is nothing special about housing at CUA. Until you're a junior or senior and get a good lottery number, the residence halls range from horrible to just OK. Many are small and uninviting, while the common areas look dated and out-of-whack. Unfortunately, TV and movies paint a picture of dorm life in such a way that it is hard to exceed or even meet those expectations.

While the dorms are nothing to get excited about, the whole "college experience" is an adequate distraction from how horrible and tiny the rooms really are. Students will get used to it and make it their own with posters, magazine cutouts, and air fresheners. Eventually, they will catch themselves calling their dorm rooms "home." And as you progress in your academic career at Catholic, the residence halls get a little better—if you are lucky enough to find a room. So while the University generally gives students little to work with, students nevertheless work with it to their advantage. Bottom line: CUA students make sweet lemonade out of the bitter lemons they are dealt with, so prospective students will follow suit.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
2,151
Average Housing Costs
$8,876
Types of Housing Offered
  • Apartments for single students
  • Coed dorms
  • Men's dorms
  • Theme housing
  • Women's dorms
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
Yes
Undergrads Living On Campus
59%
Freshmen Living On Campus
87%
Number of Dormitories
8
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
3
Best Freshman Dorms
  • Centennial Village
  • Regan Hall
Best Upperclassman Dorms
Opus Hall
Worst Freshman Dorms
Ryan Hall
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
Gibbons Hall
What You Get
  • Cable TV connection
  • Closet/wardrobe
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Ethernet connection
  • Twin extra-long bed
Did You Know?
  • Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus, but juniors and seniors are not guaranteed on-campus housing. During the spring semester, freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are given a lottery number, and those with lower numbers have priority in choosing where to live.
  • Unanue is reserved for freshmen in the Freshmen Residential College Program, where students come together for roundtable discussions, programs, and meetings for the sake of fellowship, community service, and extracurricular involvement. McDonald houses students in the Upper-Class Residential College Program, which is an extension of the freshmen program.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Caldwell Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 20–49
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Community kitchen, foosball table, laundry facilities, TV lounge, wireless Internet
Centennial Village (Camalier, Englehard, Magner, McDonald, Quinn, Reardon, Unanue, and Walton halls)
Floors: 3, in each of 8 buildings
Number of Occupants: 500–749
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: No, single-gender by building
Residents: Freshmen and sophomores
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Community kitchen, foosball and pool tables, laundry facilities, study lounges, TV lounge, wireless Internet
Flather Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 100–249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples
Special Features: Community kitchen, elevator, foosball and pool tables, laundry facilities, TV lounges, wireless Internet; priest-in-residence and a chapel on the first floor
Gibbons Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 100–249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Community kitchen, foosball table, laundry facilities, study lounge, TV lounge, wireless Internet
Opus Hall
Floors: 7
Number of Occupants: 250–499
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes, single-gender by wing
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (singles, doubles)
Special Features: Chapel, community kitchens, elevator, laundry facilities, study lounge, TV lounges, wireless Internet
Regan Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100–249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Community kitchen, computer lounge, laundry facilities, pool table, social lounges, TV lounge, wireless Internet
Ryan Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100–249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Community kitchen, laundry facilities, study lounges, TV lounge, wireless Internet
Seton Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 50–99
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Community kitchen, laundry facilities, TV lounge; The Elizabeth Ann Seton Wing is an addition to Caldwell Hall known as Seton Hall when referencing its residential function.

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

The Cloisters Apartments
Floors: 4
Number of Units: 10–24
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Two-bedroom apartments (doubles)
Special Features: Units include full kitchen, furnished living areas, washer and dryer; complex features 24-hour fitness center, outdoor picnic area with grills, parking, secured access, shuttle service to campus
Curley Court
Floors: 1
Number of Units: 25–49
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Two-bedroom apartments (doubles)
Special Features: Units include full kitchen, furnished living areas; complex features laundry facilities, wireless Internet
Millennium North & South
Floors: 4
Number of Units: 50–99
Bathrooms: Private, suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (singles), one- to three-bedroom apartments (singles, doubles)
Special Features: Units include full kitchen (apartments only), furnished living areas; complex features community kitchens, computer lab, elevators, foosball or pool table, laundry facilities, wireless Internet

Student Polls

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  • Overall building quality
  • Amenities/perks
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  • Ease of housing process/lottery system
  • Proximity to classes
  • Resident community
  • Social atmosphere
  • Spaciousness
  • Appropriate level of rule enforcement
  • Value
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