About the School
Founded in 1887, The Catholic University of America is the only private Catholic university in the United States founded by Catholic bishops. Located in the northeast section of Washington D.C., its urban campus is 176 acres. Enrollment is approximately 3,000 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate students. CUA is in the Landmark Conference in the NCAA Division 3. There are also club and intramural sports on campus. There is no “Greek Life” (fraternities and sororities) on campus. CUA has a Campus Ministry, and is home to both the Dominican House of Studies and the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, the largest Roman Catholic Church in North America. It is one of 15 faithfully Catholic universities recommended by the Cardinal Newman Society.