The Catholic University of America
United States of America
Established in 1887, the Catholic University of America is a private university located in Washington D.C. It is largest college campus in the nation’s capital sitting on 176 acres of land. It holds the distinction of being the only American university to be visited by three popes (John Paul II, Benedict XVI, Francis I). The university maintains a close relationship with the Roman Catholic Church and holds daily masses and frequent retreats for students to connect with their faith.
Catholic University comprises of various schools and colleges such as School of Architecture and Planning, School of Arts and Sciences, The Tim and Steph Busch School of Business and Economics, School of Canon Law, School of Engineering, Columbus School of Law, Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, School of Nursing, School of Philosophy, Metropolitan School of Professional Studies, National Catholic School of Service, School of Theology & religious study and Theological Study. The university provides 45 doctoral programs, 78 masters program and more than 60 undergraduate programs. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar.
The total student population at the university is more than 6,500 of which over 3,400 students are enrolled in the undergraduate programs. The student to faculty ratio at the university is 7:1 and the acceptance rate is 74%. Catholic University student are encouraged to participate in more than 80 clubs and organizations.
The university has been ranked as one of the nation's best colleges by the Princeton Review, one of the best values of any private school in the country by Kiplinger's, one of the most eco-friendly universities in the country and was awarded the "highest federal recognition an institution can receive" for community service. It has also been ranked in the top 10 of the best Catholic colleges in the United States.
Notable Alumni: Anatole Jenkins (Political Strategist who worked for Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton), Joseph Alioto (Mayor of San Francisco), Pat Carroll (Emmy Award-winning actress, voice of Ursula in Disney’s The Little Mermaid)
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