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The Catholic University of America

The Catholic University of America is a national research university with 5,700 undergraduate and graduate students in more than 250 academic programs on a residential campus in the heart of Washington, D.C.

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Register for Odyssey Day

Find out what it's like to live and learn at Catholic University and meet your fellow Class of 2027 admitted students.


FAFSA Now Available

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid for 2023-24 is open and online.


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Rankings and Recognitions

CatholicU's great programs and campus are highlighted by our rankings, recognitions, and other honors.


Presidential Speaker Series Begins with Conversation on Gender

University President Dr. Peter Kilpatrick launched his Presidential Speaker Series with a conversation on women and gender from a Catholic perspective with Abigail Favale. Favale is a professor at the McGrath Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame and drew on her recent book The Genesis of Gender: A Christian Theory.

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Pope Francis