Imagine studying politics 10 minutes away from Capitol Hill. Or nursing 10 miles from the National Institutes of Health. Or law four miles from the Supreme Court of the United States. What about architecture? You’ll be living in a city designed by Pierre Charles L'Enfant. A city where architecture is the first feature. Or media? Every news agency in the world is here. Interested in library and information science? Take a class within the walls of the Library of Congress.

Catholic University is located in the heart of Washington, D.C., a city of politics, parades, festivals, museums (did we mention most of them are free?), professional sports, theater, concerts, shopping, parks, restaurants, monuments, waterways, and trendy neighborhoods.

For every area of academic pursuit at Catholic University, there are stories of students finding ways to connect, to make a difference, to open doors, and to have an impact here in the heart of our nation’s culture. These are just a few examples:
  • A psychology student interned at the D.C. Homeland Security and Management Agency and the Washington Regional Threat Analysis Center, an experience she describes as "once in a lifetime".
  • A Master of Science in Business Analysis student interned at Amtrak then went right from graduation to a full-time job as interactive media coordinator at Amtrak.
  • A Ph.D. student in astrophysics flew around the world in an airborne observatory as part of a project on NASA’s Boeing 747SP.
  • A student studying theology and Spanish for International Services interned at the Embassy of Ecuador, the Hispanic Reading Room at the Library of Congress, and the Smithsonian Archives of American Art.
  • Students in the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, Drama, and Art participated in a workshop with the world-renowned Sistine Chapel Choir.