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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.

We stand together

scholars, teachers and students — across 12 schools and 29 research facilities.

We seek knowledge

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

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Students Studying in Puerto Rico Affected by Hurricanes Can Enroll at Catholic University for Spring Semester

University to Waive Tuition and Fees for up to 40 Students

Catholic University will open its doors to undergraduate students enrolled in degree programs in colleges and universities in Puerto Rico. Students who wish to continue their education without further disruption in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria will be eligible to enroll for the spring 2018 semester. The University will waive tuition and standard student fees for up to 40 students who wish to enroll with visitor status.

Learn more about the Puerto Rico Visiting Student Initiative


Upcoming Events

  • The Love of the Nightingale

    The Love of the Nightingale

    November 16 to 19

    The Department of Drama stages this timely and timeless update of the ancient Greek myth of Philomel.

    Learn more

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

Pope Francis