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Catholic University of America

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 opportunities to volun­teer, so many of us take part in Hab... 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


Campus Life
Quality of Life Rating: 72
Fire Safety Rating: 86
Green Rating: 78
Environment:Metropolis (population 300,000 or more)
Campus size: (number of acres): 184.00
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Campus Safety
Campus Security Report: http://www.cua.edu/safety/

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/

Student Housing
All Undergraduates Living on Campus: 59.00
Housing Options:Coed dorms
Men's dorms
Women's dorms
Apartments for single students
Assistance Finding Off-Campus Housing:Yes
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Student Activities
Registered Student Organizations:89
Student Activities:Academic Groups
Debating Club
International Student Groups
Literary Magazine
Minority Student Groups
Political Discussion Groups
Radio Station
Religious Groups
Singing Groups
Social Services Group
Student Film Society
Theater Program
Number of Honor Societies:16
Number of Social Sororities:2
    % of women who join:1%
Number of Social Fraternities:1
% of men who join: 1
Number of Religious Organizations:8
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Student Services
Other Services:Health
Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Support Groups: No
Minority Support Groups: Yes
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Athletic Division:3
Men's Sports Team Name:Cardinals
Women's Sports Team Name:Cardinals
Team Mascot:The Cardinal
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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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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: 97.00
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 worldÂ’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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