Catholic University of America
#206 Overall Influence#261 Desirability Rank

Catholic University of America

Private Catholic University in Washington, D.C.

Catholic University of America (CUA) was founded in 1887 by the US Conference of Catholic Bishops. CUA is organized into 12 schools, which collectively offer some 250 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs. In addition, the university is home to 22 research centers, institutes, and laboratories.

The most popular of CUA’s programs include those in registered nursing, in political science and government, in marketing and management, in psychology, and in architecture.

CUA offers several select online degree programs (some 16).

Among many distinguished CUA-associated persons, we may mention the following:

CUA is also associated with 21 cardinals of the Catholic Church. CUA is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).

Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

6,096

Acceptance

84%

Graduation Rate

70%

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$45,040

Fees (in-state)

$764

IncomeAverage Net Cost
0-30K$31,035
30K-48K$28,164
48K-75K$30,508
75K-110K$33,655
110K+$37,330

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings

$60,500

Employed

91%

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

5K

Under-Grads

3K

Graduates

1K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

620 Michigan Avenue, NE, Washington DC 20064

City Crime Rates

Property Crime

46 per 100k

Violent Crime

11 per 100k

What is Catholic University of America known for?

Our answer to this is to show you the disciplines in which a school's faculty and alumni have had the highest historical influence. A school may be influential in a discipline even if they do not offer degrees in that area. We've organized two lists to show where they are influential and offer corresponding degrees, and where they are influential through scholarship although they don't offer degrees in the disciplines.

Top areas of influence with degrees offered

#58 World Rank #24 USA Rank
Religious Studies
#55 World Rank #43 USA Rank
Nursing
#83 World Rank #44 USA Rank
Law
#138 World Rank #51 USA Rank
Physics
#66 World Rank #53 USA Rank
Social Work
#152 World Rank #55 USA Rank
Chemistry
#151 World Rank #56 USA Rank
Philosophy
#125 World Rank #81 USA Rank
Education
#114 World Rank #91 USA Rank
Communications
#173 World Rank #96 USA Rank
History
#187 World Rank #110 USA Rank
Political Science
#234 World Rank #127 USA Rank
Psychology
#376 World Rank #130 USA Rank
Mathematics
#324 World Rank #132 USA Rank
Literature
#303 World Rank #132 USA Rank
Sociology
#184 World Rank #134 USA Rank
Business
#352 World Rank #136 USA Rank
Economics
#350 World Rank #155 USA Rank
Anthropology
#308 World Rank #156 USA Rank
Medical
#351 World Rank #160 USA Rank
Biology
#506 World Rank #192 USA Rank
Engineering
#772 World Rank #300 USA Rank
Computer Science

Other areas of influence

#141 World Rank #105 USA Rank
Criminal Justice
#519 World Rank #165 USA Rank
Earth Sciences

Influential People

Who are Catholic University of America's Most influential alumni?

Catholic University of America's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Nursing, Religious Studies, and Social Work. Catholic University of America’s most academically influential people include Thomas Berry, Susan Sarandon, and Brian Williams.

Thomas Berry
Thomas Berry

American priest

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Susan Sarandon
Susan Sarandon

American actress and activist

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Brian Williams
Brian Williams

American TV news anchor

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John F. Haught
John F. Haught

American theologian

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Mary Daly
Mary Daly

American radical feminist philosopher and theologian

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Norman Manea
Norman Manea

Romanian writer

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Seán Patrick O'Malley
Seán Patrick O'Malley

Roman Catholic Archbishop of Boston

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Maureen Dowd
Maureen Dowd

American journalist

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Jon Voight
Jon Voight

American actor

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Roger Mahony
Roger Mahony

American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church

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Pamela Hartigan

American businessman

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Theodore Hesburgh
Theodore Hesburgh

Congressional Gold Medal recipient

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