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Catholic University - CUA - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


Catholic University McMahon Hall

Catholic University McMahon Hall

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Catholic University Description:

Founded by U.S. bishops, the Catholic University of America is the national university of the Catholic Church. Students come to CUA from all 50 states and nearly 100 countries, and the student body is about half undergraduates and half graduate students. Among undergraduates, architecture and political science are the most popular majors. The university's strengths in the liberal arts and sciences earned CUA a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. The D.C. Metro is on the edge of campus, and students can easily take advantage of the opportunities found in the capital. The CUA Cardinals compete in NCAA Division III athletics.

Admissions Data (2013):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 6,838 (3,694 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 45% Male / 55% Female
  • 93% Full-time

Costs (2013 - 14):

  • Tuition and Fees: $38,526
  • Books: $1,440 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $14,326
  • Other Expenses: $2,550
  • Total Cost: $56,842

Catholic University Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 94%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 92%
    • Loans: 68%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $18,024
    • Loans: $8,316

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Most Popular Majors:

Architecture, Business Administration, Communication Studies, History, Music, Nursing, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 84%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 62%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 67%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Catholic University Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.cua.edu/about-cua/mission-statement.cfm

"As the national university of the Catholic Church in the United States, founded and sponsored by the bishops of the country with the approval of the Holy See, The Catholic University of America is committed to being a comprehensive Catholic and American institution of higher learning, faithful to the teachings of Jesus Christ as handed on by the Church. Dedicated to advancing the dialogue between faith and reason, The Catholic University of America seeks to discover and impart the truth through excellence in teaching and research, all in service to the Church, the nation and the world."

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