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D.C. Life

Whether you are new to Washington, D.C., or are a current professional in the area, CUA hopes that our students take full advantage of Catholic University's location. Located on the Metro's redline, CUA is convenient and accessible for our graduate students.

Washington, D.C., has so many opportunities for growth and development. Your hardest choice will be which activities or events to take advantage of first - seeing a show at the Kennedy Center, conducting research at the Library of Congress or trying a new cuisine during Restaurant Week.

Local Places of Interest
  • The Kennedy CenterThe Kennedy Center
    The Kennedy Center is a premier performing arts venue in Washington, DC with numerous and diverse offerings ranging from theater, dance and orchestral events.
  • The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
    The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is the largest Roman Catholic church in the United States and North America, and is one of the ten largest churches in the world.
  • The Smithsonian InstitutionSmithsonian Institution Museums
    The Smithsonian Institution is the world's largest museum complex with 19 museums, 9 research centers and the National Zoo - all for free! The museums have a variety of exhibits ranging from pop culture to space exploration.
  • Eastern MarketEastern Market
    Eastern Market is one of the most charming neighborhoods in the District. Be sure not to miss the flea and farmer's market, brimming with fresh produce and populated by local artisans. Be sure not to miss brunch at Market Lunch.
"One of the reasons why I chose CUA is its location in Washington, DC. I love having access to DC's metro, with a stop right on campus, it allows me to go anywhere in the city. There are so many things to do here, its impossible to ever be bored."

- Kayla Firriolo, Class of 2011