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Catholic University of America

Washington, DC
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Campus Life and Facilities

Catholic University Students Say...

With a bustling campus life and Washington, D.C., as their playground, under­grads at CUA “can [never] really be bored.” To begin with, “there are so many clubs and organizations that you can get involved in, or volunteer with.” One senior concurs, excitedly stating that, “there are ALWAYS... More More

Visiting And Contact Information

Office of Undergraduate Admissions

620 Michigan Avenue, NE

Washington, DC 20064

United States

Phone: 202-319-5305

Fax: 202-319-6533


Student Housing

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Coed dorms Men's dorms Women's dorms Apartments for single students Theme Housing

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Student Activities


Student Activities

Academic Groups Debating Club Fraternities International Student Groups Literary Magazine Minority Student Groups Political Discussion Groups Radio Station Religious Groups Singing Groups Social Services Group Sororities Student Film Society Theater Program
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Athletic Division :Division III Men's Sports Team Name :Cardinals Women's Sports Team Name :Cardinals Team Mascot :The Cardinal
# of sports for women, varsity
# of sports for men, varsity

Women's Athletics List, Varsity

Basketball CrossCountry FieldHockey Lacrosse Soccer Softball Swimming Tennis TrackFieldOutdoor TrackFieldIndoor Volleyball

Men's Athletics list, Varsity

Baseball Basketball CrossCountry Football Lacrosse Soccer Swimming Tennis TrackFieldOutdoor TrackFieldIndoor

Student Services

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Technology On Campus / Facilities

Campus-wide Internet Network: Yes Email and Web Access Available: Yes % of Classrooms with Wireless Internet: 70% Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms: 25 Average Number of PC's per Lab: 20.00 Network Access in Dorm Rooms: Yes Network Access in Dorm Lounges: Yes Fee for Network Use: No Student Web Pages Permitted: Yes Student Web Pages Provided: Yes Partnerships with Technology Companies: Yes Online Class Registration Available: Yes Personal computer included in tuition for each student: No Require Undergraduates to Own Computers: No Undergraduates that Own Computers: 97% Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors: Yes Description: Dell, APPLE Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses: Yes Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations: Yes Special Facilities: Facilities available on the university campus include an art department gallery; the John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library, which features a rare book collection containing 65,000 volumes that range from medieval documents to first editions of 20th-century authors; the university archives, which has nearly 9,000 feet of records and manuscripts; the Vitreous State Laboratory, which engages some of the world’s leading glass scientists to help research and develop methods for safe containment of disposed radioactive materials, primarily by converting nuclear waste into solid glass using vitrification techniques. In 2008, the university dedicated Opus Hall, the first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)-compliant residence hall among colleges and universities in Washington, D.C. The Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center includes nine meeting spaces, two separate dining facilities, a convenience store, the campus bookstore, offices, various atrium and lounge spaces and a 7,500-square-foot great room, where Pope Benedict XVI delivered a speech in April 2008. Adjacent to the campus is the Roman Catholic Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, the largest church in the Western hemisphere. University Masses and commencement are held every year at the National Shrine. Directly across the street from the university is the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center, a major Catholic museum.

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The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety/

Army ROTC Offered:On-Campus
At Cooperating Institutions: Georgetown University
Navy ROTC Offered:At Cooperating Institutions: George Washington University
Air Force ROTC Offered:At Cooperating Institutions: Howard University
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