Every story needs a setting, a plot, and a cast of characters. At Catholic University, you’ll find inspiration for your story. Your setting is our beautiful 176-acre campus in the heart of Washington, D.C. Your plot will be guided by the opportunities you have here, such as research with world-class faculty, internships with renowned businesses and institutions, and dozens of study-abroad choices. Your cast of characters will become your friends for life, and you can meet them almost anywhere: a football game, student organization gatherings, or weekly service and worship with Campus Ministry. All these pieces will fit together to help you write your story, here, at The Catholic University of America. We invite you to begin your application today.
Your Catholic University journey starts here. Learn about our freshman application process, scholarship opportunities, or schedule a campus visit.
Learn more about transferring to Catholic University from a two- or four-year institution. Applications are accepted for fall and spring admission!
We welcome students from nearly 80 countries around the world. Join our global community and learn the details of our international application.
This program enables high school seniors (Class of 2021) who are currently homeschooled to enroll in college courses and to earn Catholic University credits before the official start of their undergraduate studies.
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Note: Catholic University is a test-blind institution. We do not consider SAT or ACT scores in our application review.
The Admission staff is here to help you with any questions you might have about Catholic University or the application process. You can email them directly or set up a virtual meeting.Contact Us
We are offering limited, modified information sessions and campus tours. We are also continuing to offer daily virtual information sessions for prospective students who cannot travel to campus at this time.Sign Up for a Visit
A Catholic University education is affordable. Over the last three years, 95% of first-year students received scholarships and/or grants directly from Catholic University.Tuition and Financial Aid
Turn your passions into a profession. Use the Program Finder to explore more than 130 undergraduate programs — all rooted in a strong liberal arts foundation — and start your story at CatholicU.Find Your Academic Program
Nestled just north of Capitol Hill sits Catholic University. With 176 acres, Catholic University has the largest campus in Washington, D.C. We are home to more than 3,000 undergraduate students of all backgrounds, races, and religions who will write the next chapter of our world’s future together.