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Catholic University of America


The Catholic University of America was founded in 1887 by the U.S. Catholic bishops with the support of Pope Leo XIII to be the national university of the Catholic Church in the United States. 


At The Catholic University of America, one of America’s oldest and strongest major research universities, the search for truth ranges across 12 schools, 120 disciplines, and every continent. Founded in 1887 as a graduate institution, not just a college, we offer undergraduate and graduate students a scholarly experience, where those serious about their education will find unique opportunities to conduct scholarly and scientific research in their fields of study, working closely with faculty, 


The Catholic University of America is the research university of the Catholic Church in the United States. It was founded as a graduate institution and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation classification R2: Doctoral University - Higher research activity.   


At the Center for Academic and Career Success we provide the guidance, resources and support that lead you to academic and career success.

From the first steps on campus, students participate in a wide array of exciting learning opportunities. 

The Academic and Career Advisor will assist and educate students in tracking their academic and career progress, introduce pertinent academic and career resources, and present extracurricular, internship and networking opportunities that will help students identify and achieve their personal, academic and career goals. 

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Student services

Imagine. You, finding your academic stride; training for your first marathon; trying exotic foods, learning traditional dances, and seeing the world without leaving campus. Imagine. You, living and thriving at your fullest — mind, body, and spirit. 

All of it is made possible with the help of trained, dedicated student service professionals at The Catholic University of America. Advisors, tutors, counselors, mentors, and legal experts. Someone who can help you manage a bout of anxiety, or navigate through the transitions of studying and living in the United States for the first time.

Housing services

The Catholic University of America gives you the best of both worlds — an independent living experience, and a supportive community you’ll come to lean on and appreciate in challenging times. You’ll enjoy both the beauty of our 176-acre parklike campus, and the excitement of living in a truly global city. 

Library services

The University Libraries at the Catholic University of America support and enrich instructional, research, and service programs. The library, as an integral component of the academic process, provides access to our cultural and intellectual heritage through resources and services and cooperates actively with the faculty and students in the teaching, learning, and research process. 

Medical services

At The Catholic University of America there is nothing more important to us than your spiritual, physical and emotional health. Maintain a healthy lifestyle by using our fitness center or participating in club or intramural sports. Visit Student Health Services for your health-care needs or schedule an appointment with the Counseling Center to receive mental-health and emotional counseling. 

Campus life

Living at Catholic University you can be confident that you will be in an environment that is designed to ensure your safety, promote wellness, and foster your growth as a whole person. All of our undergraduate student residence halls are single-sex by building. You’ll start hearing about our programs to promote healthy behaviors on the first day of orientation. And you can feel secure knowing that student safety is the University’s highest priority.  

Sports facilities

The Kane Student Health and Fitness Center provides you the opportunity to maintain and develop a healthy lifestyle. The center offers group workouts, conditioning, and individual training programs. 

Student clubs

With 90-plus student organizations and a calendar jam-packed year-round with events and activities — whether you have a love for music, volunteering, ballroom dance, fitness, travel, activism, or anything else — you will find your place here.With every on-campus event, student production, club meeting and service activity, you have the opportunity to investigate and discover unknown passions and hidden talents. Each and every time, waking you up a little bit more to who you are — who you want to be. 

The Catholic University of America is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. 

Washington, D. C., Washington, D.C., United States

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