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Write Your Story

at CatholicU

Undergraduate Admission

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.

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Application Deadlines and Checklist


Mark Your Calendar

  • Nov. 15  Early Action and Early Decision I application deadlines
  • Jan. 15  Regular Decision and Early Decision II application deadline; Early Decision I enrollment deadline
  • Feb. 1 — Priority deadline for filing the FAFSA and CSS PROFILE for Regular Decision and ED II applicants; need-based financial assistance dispersed for admitted Early Action students.
  • March 1 — Early Decision II enrollment deadline
  • May 1 — Regular Decision enrollment deadline

Your Application Checklist

  • A Completed Common Application
  • The Common App Essay
  • Secondary School Report with counselor letter
  • Official high school transcripts
  • At least one teacher letter of recommendation

Note: Catholic University is a test-blind institution. We do not consider SAT or ACT scores in our application review.

  • Meet Your Admission Counselor

    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.

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    Meet Your Admission Counselor
  • Visit Your Future Campus

    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.

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    Visit Your Future Campus
  • An Affordable Education

    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
    An Affordable Education
  • Plan Your Future

    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
    Plan Your Future

Your Story Begins Here

On this campus. In these classrooms. This story is as much yours as it is ours, and we can’t wait to see what you do with it. The story you create here may be the most important one you ever write.

Welcome to CatholicU

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.

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Contact Us

Mailing Address:
The Catholic University of America
Office of Undergraduate Admission
620 Michigan Ave, NE
Washington, DC 20064

Campus Address:
Father O’Connell Hall, Room 102

Email: cua-admissions@cua.edu

Phone: 202-319-5305
Toll-Free: 800-673-2772
Fax: 202-319-6533
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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