The Catholic University of America

The Catholic University of America, founded in 1887 by the U.S. Catholic bishops with the support of Pope Leo XIII, serves as the (one and only) national university of the Catholic Church in the United States.


We engage each other

and the world from our 176-acre campus, three miles north of the U.S. Capitol.
THE HEART OF WASHINGTON, D.C.

We stand together

scholars, teachers and students — across 12 schools and 29 research facilities.
A NATIONAL RESEARCH UNIVERSITY

We seek knowledge

more than 60 undergraduate degrees, 78 master's degrees, and 45 doctoral degrees.
EXPLORE ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

John Carroll Lynch with drama students

Film Actor John Carroll Lynch Gives Master Class for Drama Students

Students from the Department of Drama had a rare opportunity to learn from an accomplished film and television actor this month as Catholic University alumnus John Carroll Lynch returned to Hartke Theater to share his experiences and expertise.

Learn More about the Master Class

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Upcoming Events

  • A Pope and a President

    A Pope and a President

    Thursday, Oct. 19, 7 p.m.

    Paul Kengor, author of A Pope and a President: John Paul II, Ronald Reagan, and the Extraordinary Untold Story of the 20th Century, will speak and sign copies of his book.

    Learn more

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