Innovative programs and a beautiful, green campus are just the beginning of Catholic University's national leadership, as reflected in an array of rankings, recognitions, and other honors.
A deliberately diverse collection of public and private colleges and universities, inclusion on the Colleges of Distinction list is determined by each institution's "commitment to the undergraduate experience." Catholic University is one of only two in the District of Columbia to appear on the list.
CatholicU also continues its longtime presence among The Princeton Review’s selection of America's Best 386 Colleges, based on annual surveys of more than 140,000 students nationwide about their on-campus experience. In addition to giving the University high marks for “the small class sizes and individualized support from academic advisors,” CatholicU students say they appreciate the “tremendous perks” of living and studying in Washington, D.C., like “great access to internship and job opportunities.”
A focus on sustainability — both in research and the ongoing development of the campus — earns Catholic University a further spot on The Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges that are enacting meaningful sustainability-related policies. The online resource College Consensus ranks CatholicU #21 in the nation on its list of the Best Green Colleges in the U.S., thanks to the University’s embrace of renewable energy and sustainability that draws on traditional Catholic values of stewardship for the Earth.
U.S. News & World Report recently boosted the Conway School of Nursing's online master's in nursing program to #5 in the nation, and salutes Catholic University (overall rank: #143) elsewhere on its lists for Best Value Colleges, Best Colleges for Veterans, and Top Performers on Social Mobility.
The college guide publisher Niche — recently among the 50 fastest-growing companies in America — also ranks CatholicU highly, including it on lists for the 100 Best Catholic Colleges in the U.S., Best Colleges in America, Best Private Universities in America, and Best Colleges in Washington, D.C.
And the University remains the only comprehensive research university recommended by the Newman Guide, which highlights faithfully Catholic colleges.