The Catholic University of America

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Catholic Identity

"The Catholic University of America is a community of scholars, both faculty and students, set apart to discover, preserve and impart truth in all its forms."

Here at CUA we are proud of our emphasis on a faith-based education and our mission as the national university of the Catholic Church.

  • A Catholic Education

    The university seeks the advancement of knowledge with this context - exposing students to the arts and humanities, language and literature, and the natural and social sciences. The Catholic University of America welcomes students of all faiths, ethnicities and backgrounds and recognizes that diversity is essential to a modern experience in higher education. At the Catholic University of America there is a spiritual dimension to campus life that can enhance and enrich your university experience.


"Through Campus Ministry at CUA, I've been able to get involved in Students for Life and Gratia Plena. There is something incredible about assisting at the Vigil for Life at the Basilica every January and seeing just how alive the Church is. Not only have I made some amazing friends, but I've been able to grow in my spiritual life as well." - Siena Sanchez-O’Brien, Class of 2014

  • Papal Visit
    Catholic University's official Web site for the April 17, 2008, visit of His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI, to our campus.
  • Our Mission
    It is our fundamental belief that the life of the intellect is not diminished but, rather, intensified by the light of faith. They are two distinct, yet related, avenues to the discovery of one truth.
  • Campus Ministry
    Attending college is not just about the pursuit of academic knowledge; it's about growing as a person and living in a community of your peers.
  • Catholic Resources
    Take advantage of our uniquely Catholic resources, both on and off campus.
  • Mass
    Many worship opportunities are offered each week on campus