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 22 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

Sistine Chapel Choir

Sistine Chapel Choir Performance a ‘Stunning’ Musical Gift

Some of the greatest examples of Renaissance music were brought to beautiful life during a rare performance by the Sistine Chapel Choir at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on Sept. 20.

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Upcoming Events

  • Fall Career Fair

    Fall Career Fair

    Friday, Sept. 29, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

    A wide variety of employers will be on-site to accept resumes and talk to students about upcoming opportunities.

    Learn more

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

Pope Francis