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Catholic University of America Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 226 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 2 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

54% Women
46% Men


NCAA Division III (with football)

Old Dominion Athletic Conference

  • Football

Landmark Conference

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $64,830)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $58,281)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 24 22 - Yes
Baseball 37 - - -
Basketball 23 24 - Yes
Field Hockey - 24 - -
Football 104 - - -
Lacrosse 50 27 - -
Soccer 28 23 - Yes
Softball - 20 - Yes
Swimming 17 21 - -
Tennis 11 19 - Yes
Volleyball - 14 - Yes
Badminton - - - Yes
Cheerleading/Dance Team - - Yes -
Court Sports - - - Yes
Dance - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes -
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Rowing - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4.5%
Black/non-Hispanic 6.4%
Hispanic 5.8%
Non-resident alien 6.3%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 21.0%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 55.8%
Percent of students with disability 8%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 1
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 1
Property Crime 16

Notable Alumni

  • Ed McMahon [Class of 49], Television personality
  • Thomas Harkin [Class of 72], U.S. Senator from Iowa
  • Edward Gillespie [Class of 83], Former chairman of the Republican National Committee
  • Jon Voight [Class of 60], Academy Award-winning actor
  • Susan Sarandon [Class of 68], Academy Award-winning actress
  • Terrence McAuliffe [Class of 79], Former chairman of the Democratic National Committee
  • Robert Patrick Casey, Jr. [Class of 88], U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, son of former Pennsylvania governor Robert Casey, Sr.
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Ariel from Waldorf, MD
  • 4
  • The dorm life is about average. New policy this year stated that single sex dorms will be put into full effect all over campus aside from one dorm. Some may…

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  • Cathryn from Washington, DC
  • 5
  • While many of the dorms were built more than 50 years ago, they have been refurbished recently. The community is great, and the university puts in a lot of effort…

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  • C
  • 3
  • Single-sex dorms are annoying, but you get use to them. There is very limited housing on campus, so good luck finding a place to live junior and senior year. …

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  • Ben
  • 3
  • they have living and learning communities; Art, politics and religion.…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • Tye
  • I am a current student here

    Food and dining are great! A mean plan is available; however, if it is too expensive or you just don't want one -- there are tons of other options! There's a food court and convenience store on campus (starbucks, subway, chick-fil-a -- to name a few) that takes cash and other payment methods. Also, directly across from campus there's Chipotle, Today's Pizza, Potbelly's, etc -- it's very convenient. And it's the only university with a subway stop on campus, so you can take the metro if you have to go to other nearby shopping centers (target, giant, bed bath & beyond, etc).

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  • 2
  • anna
  • I am a current student here

    ok not going to lie. the pryz (what the cafeteria is called) has its ups, but mostly it has its downs. that being said, you have unlimited swipes and can get a box for food any time you want. just... don't eat the chili. there is a downstairs cafeteria that is definitely a step up, but it also costs money. but there is a chick-fil-a downstairs! absolute plus.

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  • 2
  • Emma from Lexington, KY
  • I am a current student here

    Luckily, upperclassmen normally don't eat at the Pryz. Occasionally, the Pryz will serve a great meal, but for the most part, the food is not good. There is a fairly wide variety, however.

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  • 2
  • C
  • I am a current student here

    When you are forced to have a meal plan and eat at the pryz, pepto-bismo will become your new and first best friend at college. Beware of the eggs, they will leave you running to the bathroom all day.

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  • 4
  • Shay from West Rutland, VT
  • I am a current student here

    There are plenty of options for food. While some options become your favorite meals and others might be unidentifiable it isn't the worst thing you will ever ingest. If you can't handle those options there is always the cafeteria and student restaurant. AND, now Potbelly located across the street from campus. I promise you will not starve.

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  • 3
  • Erin from Dunkirk, MD
  • I am a current student here

    The food is good but the selection gets old after a while. Again, a lot depends of how you use your food plan. It is fairly easy to eat healthy, but there are enough temptations that you have to watch how you are eating.

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  • 3
  • Jacob
  • I am a current student here

    CUA doesn't have the best food but its not the worst.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Tye
  • I am a current student here

    I haven't got involved in Greek life, but I'm sure there are many students who would be happy to share their experiences with you. I must say, there are really lovely and nice people here who are outgoing that you can talk with and get to know.

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  • 0
  • C
  • I am a current student here

    No real greek life. Only service frats.

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  • 0
  • Jacob
  • I am a current student here

    There's not much Greek Life but it is on the rise.

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  • 0
  • Danielle from Warminster, PA
  • I am a current student here

    There is one sorority and one fraternity on campus, as well as a co-ed fraternity. Greek life isn't really big and not many people participate because they are not nationally chartered.

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