St. John Paul II summarized your opportunity to join our community of students, scholars, researchers, and global agents of change, clearly and simply as “learning to think rigorously, so as to act rightly and to serve humanity better.”
The Catholic University of America welcomes all to study, grow and thrive at the national university of the Catholic Church in the United States and to pursue what St. John Paul II called “ the selfless search for truth and for the wisdom that comes from above,” regardless of one’s faith.
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.
Join the search, whether you are a doctoral, graduate, undergraduate, adult, online, or pre-college student.
At Catholic University we believe that college should be a transformative experience — one that enriches a life filled with ambition and virtue. Discover your calling and pursue your dreams through one of our many undergraduate programs.
Choose from more than 150 graduate/doctoral degrees in over 50 programs through 12 academic schools. Here you will find the resources, the minds and the environment needed to achieve excellence.
Join a network of over six million students pursuing an education online. Through our nationally ranked online programs in social work and nursing you will find the flexibility and support you need to balance daily life and achieve academic success.
Catholic University offers a variety of 2-to-3-week programs for juniors and seniors in high school interested in architecture, business, drama, music, theology, politics, and engineering. Test the waters, earn college credits, form friendships, and pave the way for your future.
Whether you are a visiting student or a Catholic University native, our 5-6 week summer session courses give you the opportunity to advance your academic career and spend your summer enjoying the beauty of Washington D.C.