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The Catholic University of America

Catholic University is a national research university with more than 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students in 250+ academic programs on a residential campus in the heart of Washington, D.C. We provide a transformative experience — academically, spiritually, and socially — to prepare you for a life of meaning and purpose.


A Vibrant Community

Find a sense of community and belonging. We offer a supportive environment for academic and personal growth on a beautiful campus in the heart of the nation's capital.

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Career Success

Our graduates are sought after by top employers — and our Center for Academic and Career Success provides additional opportunities and tools you need to succeed.


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Value and Affordability

Our ranking as one of the best Catholic colleges in the U.S. is matched by our "Best Value" status in U.S. News and World Report, with scholarships, grants, and aid to support you.


Mass of the Holy Spirit Welcomes Community to Campus

The Catholic University of America celebrated the beginning of the academic year Aug. 31 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception with the Mass of the Holy Spirit, an annual tradition where the community gathers to pray for guidance and grace from God.

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True education enables us to love life and opens us to the fullness of life.

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