We are a leading research University with a vibrant undergraduate community. Our residential campus is large, green, and beautiful — and just minutes from downtown Washington, D.C.
We have a storied history. Founded more than 130 years ago by the U.S. Catholic bishops, Catholic University is the one and only national university of the Catholic Church in the United States. We are a welcoming, faith-filled community guided by academic rigor, committed to social justice, and engaged in high-energy student life.
We have 12 schools and more than 70 degree programs. Our small classes are taught by scholars at the forefront of their fields with national and international recognition — who view their greatest role as being mentors to students.
Catholic University is located in the heart of Washington, D.C., which gives students access to unique internships and chances to explore cultural institutions of all kinds.
We offer plenty of options for a vibrant residential college experience. There are events every week: performing arts, sporting events, lectures, fundraisers, service days, fairs, retreats, dances, game nights, concerts, and more.