The Catholic University of America is a jewel in the heart of the nation’s capital — with 176 green acres in an urban setting. Located in Brookland, a neighborhood affectionately dubbed “Little Rome,” Catholic University is a national research university home to 12 schools and 29 research centers and facilities, with the nurturing feel of an undergraduate college. The campus is just three miles from the U.S. Capitol; the monuments, theaters, restaurants, and parks of Washington, D.C., become an extension of the classroom, and are all easily accessible by Metro. Anchored by our Catholic identity and inspired by our rich intellectual tradition, the University welcomes students from across the globe to study with world-class faculty at the forefront of their fields.
At Catholic University, small class sizes are the norm. Rigorous academics help students interpret the relationship between faith and reason, a key aspect of the Catholic intellectual tradition. Students from all academic disciplines — including engineering and business, nursing and architecture, politics and biology — are encouraged to examine, understand, and act on contemporary issues.
Life on campus … and off
The University offers a vibrant residential campus life with over 100 student organizations and 25 varsity athletic teams. Students are required to live on campus for three years, and housing options include traditional residence halls plus suites and apartments. Through the Center for Academic and Career Success, our integrated approach to success provides individual support that helps students flourish in their studies and preparation for a career. Internships are available with the U.S. Congress, Smithsonian Institution, NASA, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the National Institutes of Health, and many other organizations. Eighty percent of the students in the graduating class of 2017 completed at least one internship each.
The University offers a variety of international programs and internships in over 50 cities through its Center for Global Education. Our signature program is our Rome Center, not far from Saint Peter’s Square. The Office of Campus Ministry offers daily Mass, small faith communities, weekly Eucharistic adoration, and 10 student-run retreats a year. Students deliver food to the homeless, serve in soup kitchens and shelters, participate in various other service activities, and travel on domestic and international service trips.
Visit The Catholic University of America
We host on-campus information sessions and offer campus tours throughout the week. Information sessions and tours are offered at both 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday through Friday, during much of the academic year, as well as most Saturday mornings throughout the fall.