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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.


FAFSA Deadline

Priority deadline for filing the FAFSA for Early Action and Early Decision I applicants is December 1. 

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CatholicU offers more than 130 undergraduate programs — all rooted in a strong liberal arts foundation and the Catholic intellectual tradition.

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Find out what it's like to live and learn at Catholic University with a tour of our campus, either online or in-person.

Catholic University to Host Opus Prize

The Opus Foundation has chosen Catholic University to host the 2022 Opus Prize, an annual faith-based humanitarian award. The $1 million award and two $100,000 prizes make up one of the world's largest faith-based awards for social entrepreneurship.

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Upcoming Events

  • Artsfest 2021

    Artsfest 2021

    Wednesday, December 1, 2021, 7 PM to 9:00 PM

    Join your favorite performing arts groups for a night of singing, dancing, cookie decorating, hot drinks, a holiday raffle, and more! Doors open at 7pm. Hosted by CUA Dance Company, featuring Redline A Cappella, The Washingtones, CUA Gaels, and SOL's Pasiòn.

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

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