Deciding which college to attend isn’t easy under normal circumstances. In today’s environment of uncertainty due to the COVID-19 outbreak, it can be even more difficult. Founded in 1887 as the National University of the Catholic Church, Catholic University offers a unique balance of a residential college experience while living in the Nation’s Capital. Located just three miles north of the United States Capitol, Catholic U. boasts the largest self-contained campus in Washington, D.C. Undergraduates are also able to take advantage of studying at a global research university with more than 30 on-campus centers.
Visit our Explore CatholicUpage for additional online resources. You can also reach out to the staff member who works with students in your area.
Your Catholic University journey starts here. Learn about our freshman application process, scholarship opportunities, or schedule a campus visit.
The best way for you to discover what it means to live and learn at Catholic University is to visit our campus! We invite you and your family to explore our 176 acres located in the heart of Washington, D.C.
The Admission staff has put together an Explore CatholicU page featuring video recordings of our information sessions in both English and Spanish. You’ll also find a welcome for the Class of 2024 and other video content you may find useful in learning more about Catholic University.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are there opportunities to visit campus?
We are currently offering limited on-campus visit opportunities. We also have several virtual options available. Click here for more information.
Will you be offering any live virtual sessions or meetings?
Yes. We currently have virtual information sessions. Students can also sign up for a virtual interview with their admission counselor.
What is your testing policy?
Catholic University is a test-blind institution. We do not consider SAT or ACT scores in our application review.
If I am not able to attend Catholic University this fall, can I defer my admission?
If I am currently living and/or attending school outside the US, and my country has been impacted by COVID-19, can I still attend Catholic University?
While admission status to Catholic University will not change, international travel and visa policies are constantly updated by U.S. and foreign governments. Please keep apprised of visa and travel updates from both the United States and your home country throughout the spring and summer. Should you need to defer your admission or enrollment for that reason, we will be happy to help you with that process.