The Catholic University of America

country rank  321
world rank  931

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Founded in 1887, The Catholic University of America is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the medium-sized city of Washington (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), District of Columbia. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, The Catholic University of America (CUA) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 7,000-7,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. The Catholic University of America (CUA) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 132 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name
Acronym CUA
Founded 1887
Motto Deus Lux Mea Est
God is my Light
Colours Gold and white

University Location

Address 620 Michigan Avenue NE
Washington (population range: 500,000-1,000,000)
20064 District of Columbia
United States
T +1 (202) 319 5305
F +1 (202) 319 6533

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 70-80%
Admission Office 620 Michigan Avenue, NE
Washington 20064
+1 (202) 319 5305
800 673 2772

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 7,000-7,999
Academic Staff 600-699
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Catholic Christian-Catholic Pontifical

Facilities and Services

Library Yes
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes

Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Middle States Commission on Higher Education


Year of first Accreditation

1921


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
  • National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB)
  • National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

Memberships and Affiliations

  • International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU)
  • Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)
  • Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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Site last updated: Wednesday, 8 May 2019