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Why Study in D.C.?

Catholic University is located in the heart of Washington, D.C. Find out what you should study here and why.

Biggest, Most Beautiful Campus in D.C.

Catholic University students have the best of both worlds: the culture and resources of a big city, and a beautiful, safe campus to call home.

Washington 101

Get to know D.C. through the Washington 101 class.

The Best City for Research and Internships

CatholicU and Washington, D.C. offer unrivaled opportunities for undergraduate students.

Discover D.C. with CatholicU

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

And it's all an extension of our campus. Hop on the Metro — at the Brookland/Catholic University stop — and you'll be at a museum or baseball game or a flea market in minutes. Before you know it, the nation's capital will feel like home.

Studying the Masters at America’s Art Museum

Studying the Masters at America’s Art Museum

In this class, Catholic University students meet at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., for their art course. They spend each class with just three or four pieces from the Gallery’s collection of Renaissance paintings and sculptures to allow time for thoughtful analysis.

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Thinking Outside the Books, History Class Learns from the City

Thinking Outside the Books, History Class Learns from the City

For two and a half hours a week, students explore archives, museums, historical houses, and cultural institutions to learn about the meanings of memory, heritage, place, preservation, community, and controversies in the field of public history.

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CatholicU Students Experience Politics on Campus and in D.C.

CatholicU Students Experience Politics on Campus and in D.C.

Washington, D.C., is filled with political activity and opportunities, but it is also full of passionate, driven students integrated into political life whether or not they’re politics majors. 

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Catholic University students hugging in front of the Lincoln Memorial

The New York Times named Washington, D.C., the number one place to visit in 2020.

Student in front of elephant at Natural History Museum

Washington, D.C., is home to the Smithsonian's 16 free museums, as well as the National Zoo, which is also free.

Students on the Metro

The Brookland-Catholic University Metro stop sits next to campus. Within minutes, students can be at museums, shops, restaurants, or a hockey game. 

Students at Nationals Park

Washington, D.C., is home to teams in every major professional sport, including the Washington Nationals, winners of the 2019 World Series. 

Students sitting at a restaurant in Union Station.

Washington, D.C., has more than 2,000 restaurants featuring cuisines from all over the world. 

Rock Creek Park in the fall

There are approximately 250,000 acres of parkland in the Washington, D.C., area, including Rock Creek Park, which runs through the city. 

Sunsetting on apartment building with word Brookland on it