About The Catholic University of America (CUA)
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The Catholic University of America is a Catholic, private not-for-profit national research university. The university was established in the year 1887 and it is headquartered in Washington, DC.
The Catholic University of America was founded by the Catholic bishops of the United States, this makes the university different from other catholic universities. The institution focuses mainly on imparting the truth through excellence in teaching and research. The university actively educates students and help them in solving the problems of contemporary life.
The university established in 1887 as a graduate and research center, later, in the year 1904, the university began offering undergraduate education. The Catholic University of America focuses mainly on liberal arts, professional education, and personal development, as these help the students in understanding the problems and solving them efficiently.
The university has a total population of 5,700 in undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The student to faculty ratio is 7:1 which makes it very easy to have one-on-one sessions with faculty members. the university has been ranked as one of the nation's best colleges by the Princeton Review.
The Catholic University of America is committed to providing the best education facilities and advanced technologies that help students in higher learning.
CUA is recognized and is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).
The ranking of the university is based on Forbes and US News. The institution ranking is based on the performance of the college
139 in National Universities
99 in Best Colleges for Veterans
84 in Best Value Schools
370 in Top Performers on Social Mobility
170 in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs
On Forbes List
283 Top Colleges 2019
187 In Private Colleges
141 In Research Universities
114 In The Northeast
Annual Cost to Attend
Average Annual Cost
The fees of the Catholic University of America changes every year. Also, fees differ from course to course.
The university offers majors in various field and some of them are Nursing, Human Services, Theology, Education, and Law. The average annual cost to study at the Catholic University of America is $45,040. While the Net price is $36,080.
In addition, there are costs such as room & board, books & supplies, and other fees amount to $14,650, $838, and $764 respectively.
Highest Degree Offered
36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.
Median Household Income
$85,197 per year
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Federal Grants
Average Aid Per Year
Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income
$30K - $48K
$48K - $75K
$75K - $110K
Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants
Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants
Financial aid programs are available for students in the form of federal aids, grants, loans, and scholarships. This helps applicants lowering the burden of paying for their tuition.
The eligibility for these programs varies from plan to plan. Students at the Catholic University of America, are eligible to receive average annual financial assistance of $25,534 in the form of federal grants which amounts to $5,992, state aid to $1,093, and institutional grant aid of $24,817 during the course.
The Catholic University of America FAFSA Code is 001437. Several aids available for the students are:
93% of the students are awarded Federal, State, and Institutional Aid. 60% of the students were awarded student loans.