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The Catholic University of America combines the resources of a major research university with the comfortable feel of a liberal arts college. CUA is a community of scholars, both faculty and students, set apart to discover, preserve and impart truth in all forms, with particular reference to the needs and opportunities of the nation.We hope you will visit our campus and discover how The Catholic University of America can help prepare you for your future..

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions has moved to Father O’Connell Hall. There is limited parking available behind McMahon Hall and ample parking available in the visitor lot of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception located adjacent to our campus. This parking lot is open daily from 7am until 7pm and can be accessed via Harewood Road on the west side of the Basilica. Its entrance is marked by a red X on the map, click here to view. Once you have parked, walk east on Michigan Avenue until you reach Father O’Connell Hall, which is marked by a yellow star.

Admissions News & Events
  • Newly Admitted Students
    Are you a newly admitted Fall 2015 undergraduate student? Check out your next steps!
  • Odyssey Day 2015
    Odyssey Day offers you the chance to experience Catholic University's rich and varied resources in an entirely new way-- as an admitted student!
  • Cardinal Visit Days
    Are you a high school sophomore or junior planning to get a jump start on the college search process? Join us in the spring when we offer Cardinal Visit Days!
  • Plan to Visit our Campus
    Schedule a tour or interview, attend an open house or participate in one of our academic workshops.
  • Request Information to be Mailed
    Fill out a request form to have materials mailed to you.
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    The Catholic University of America is named "A Best in the Northeast" by the Princeton Review.
  • The Princeton Review's Guide to 311 Green Colleges
    The Catholic University of America is one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the United States and Canada, according to The Princeton Review.
  • CUA named Military Friendly
    Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has named The Catholic University of America to the coveted Military Friendly Schools® list.