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#274 Overall Influence #261 Desirability Rank

The Catholic University of America

Private Catholic University in Washington, D.C.

The Catholic University of America was founded in 1887 by the US Conference of Catholic Bishops. Catholic University 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 Catholic University ’s programs include those in registered nursing, in political science and government, in marketing and management, in psychology, and in architecture.

Catholic University offers several select online degree programs (some 16).

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

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

From Wikipedia

The Catholic University of America is a private Catholic university in Washington, D.C. It is a pontifical university of the Catholic Church in the United States and the only institution of higher education founded by U.S. Catholic bishops. Established in 1887 as a graduate and research center following approval by Pope Leo XIII on Easter Sunday, the university began offering undergraduate education in 1904. Its campus is adjacent to the Brookland neighborhood, known as "Little Rome", which contains 60 Catholic institutions, including Trinity Washington University, the Dominican House of Studies, and Archbishop Carroll High School, as well as the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

Source: Wikipedia

Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

6,258

Acceptance

82%

Graduation Rate

74%

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$48,600

Fees (in-state)

$816

IncomeAverage Net Cost
0 - 30K$25,675
30K - 48K$26,211
48K - 75K$28,766
75K - 110K$33,746
110K+$37,949

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 The 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

#40 World Rank
Religious Studies
#138 World Rank
Law
#219 World Rank
Philosophy
#308 World Rank
Literature
#208 World Rank
Political Science
#293 World Rank
Education
#245 World Rank
Physics
#494 World Rank
Engineering
#267 World Rank
History
#549 World Rank
Business
#243 World Rank
Communications
#538 World Rank
Medical
#427 World Rank
Chemistry
#460 World Rank
Mathematics
#296 World Rank
Psychology
#29 World Rank
Nursing
#769 World Rank
Biology
#560 World Rank
Economics
#327 World Rank
Sociology
#107 World Rank
Social Work
#337 World Rank
Anthropology
#1287 World Rank
Computer Science
#363 World Rank
Criminal Justice

Other areas of influence

#1566 World Rank
Earth Sciences

Influential People

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

The Catholic University of America 's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Nursing, Religious Studies, and Social Work

Margaret C. Snyder

Margaret C. Snyder

American social scientist

Eugene Kennedy

Eugene Kennedy

American psychologist

Karen Kwiatkowski

Retired military officer and author

Francis MacNutt

American priest

Rolando Ramos Dizon

President of De La Salle University-Manila and the De La Salle University System

Frank Joseph Dewane

Catholic bishop

Lorenzo Albacete

Puerto Rican theologian, Roman Catholic priest, scientist and author

Peter M. Donohue

Roman Catholic priest

Roland E. Murphy

American biblical scholar

Robert Spitzer

Robert Spitzer

American Jesuit priest, scholar and educator

Walter Bobbie

American theatre director and choreographer

Richard William Timm

Richard William Timm

American Catholic priest, educator, and zoologist