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Explore Life on Campus at Catholic University

The Catholic University of America is a national research university with 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students in more than 180 academic programs on a residential campus in the heart of the nation's capital.

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Degree Programs

More than 60 bachelor's, 78 master's, and 45 doctoral degrees.

Prospective students on campus tour

Open House on Oct. 12

Open House is an exciting daylong event designed for you to discover all we have to offer at Catholic University.

Students walking in front of Lincoln Memorial

The D.C. Advantage

Our 176-acre campus is three miles north of the U.S. Capitol.

Celebrating Mexican Independence

A celebration of Mexican independence took place at Catholic University with a display of the Plan de Iguala, a 1812 document declaring Mexico’s independence from Spain. 

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Upcoming Events

  • Family Weekend

    Family Weekend

    Friday, Oct. 18, through Sunday, Oct. 20

    Join us for a fun-filled, family-focused weekend on our beautiful campus, with opportunities to participate in academic, spiritual, social, athletic, and service activities. Highlights will include a welcome from President Garvey, football game and kickoff party, family game night (with lots of prizes), showcase of student organizations, Family Weekend Mass (stay for coffee and doughnuts), and so much more!

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

Pope Francis