The Catholic University of America

Admissions at The Catholic University of America

Campus Map & Directions

ADDRESS
The Catholic University of America
620 Michigan Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20064

The Office of Admissions is located in McMahon Hall, Room 102. McMahon hall is a stone building with
traffic circle and 3 flags in front of it. There is a large parking lot behind the building for parking. You will
need to obtain a yellow parking pass from the Office of Admissions upon your arrival. 

We encourage you to have a good map of the city with you when you travel. Metro is the easiest way to access the campus. We are located adjacent to the Blessed John Paul II Shrine and the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. If you have questions, please contact us at 202-319-5305 or 1-800-673-2772.

 

Driving Directions

From the West, I-66:
I-66 from Virginia empties onto Constitution Avenue. Continue east on Constitution Avenue and turn left on 6th Street, NW. Turn right on E Street, NW. Turn left on North Capitol Street. Drive approximately 2 miles and turn right on Michigan Avenue, NE. You will soon see the dome of the Shrine on your left marking a university entrance at 4th Street, NE.

From the South, I-95:
When I-95 intersects the Capital Beltway in Springfield, Virginia, follow I-395 North. After crossing the Potomac River, take the "Route 1 North" exit. The road becomes 14th Street, NW. Turn right on Constitution Avenue. Turn left on 6th Street, NW. Turn right on E Street, NW. Turn left on North Capitol Street. Drive approximately 2 miles and turn right on Michigan Avenue, NE. You will soon see the dome of the Shrine on your left marking a university entrance at 4th Street, NE.

From the East, Route 50:
Take Route 50 West (becomes New York Avenue) and exit on South Dakota Avenue. After approximately 1.3 miles, turn left onto Monroe Street. Follow Monroe Street until it merges with Michigan Avenue. You will see the dome of the Shrine on your right marking a university entrance at 4th Street, NE.

From the Northwest, I-70 to I-270:
From Frederick, Maryland, take Exit 53, I-270 South to Washington. I-270 divides. Take the 495 East, Silver Spring/College Park exit (two left lanes). You will eventually feed onto the beltway, I-495. Continue on I-495 and take Exit 22 B, the Baltimore/Washington Parkway. Continue traveling south on the Parkway and exit at Route 50 West. Take the South Dakota Avenue exit. After approximately 1.3 miles, turn left onto Monroe Street. At Michigan Avenue, Monroe Street ends. Bear left and you will see the dome of the Shrine on your right marking a university entrance at 4th Street, NE.

From the North, I-95 to I-495:
Follow I-95/I-495 South to Exit 22B, the Baltimore/Washington Parkway. Continue traveling south on the Parkway and exit at Route 50 West. Take the South Dakota Avenue exit. After approximately 1.3 miles, turn left onto Monroe Street. Monroe Street ends at Michigan Avenue, NE. Bear left and you will see the dome of the Shrine on your right marking a university entrance at 4th Street, NE.

Directions from Various Airports/Train Stations

Visitors to the university arriving from local airports have a variety of choices in getting to campus. Rental cars, taxis and mass transit are all available to whisk visitors to Catholic University and downtown D.C. in about an hour.

Amtrak at Union Station:
Metro (recommended): Take a red line train (direction of Glenmont) three stops to the Brookland-CUA station. Exit to the left when leaving the station.
Taxi: Cab fare from Union Station to CUA is approximately $9. CUA's street address is 620 Michigan Avenue, NE.

Baltimore/Washington International (BWI):
Visitors to Catholic University arriving at BWI on a weekday, can take the Marc train to Washington's Union Station. From there board Metro's Red Line, in the Direction of Glenmont, and take it to the Brookland/CUA stop. Travel Time: approximately 70 minutes. Cost: $8.

Visitors to Catholic University arriving at BWI on a weekend, who wish to arrive by rail, need to take Amtrak to Union Station. From there board Metro's Red Line, in the Direction of Glenmont, and take it to the Brookland/CUA stop. Travel Time: approximately 70 minutes. Cost: $16.00.

The Super Shuttle is another great way to access CUA from BWI. The super shuttle whisks you away from the terminal and delivers you to your destination in about 45 minutes. Prices vary, but the average price for a trip to CUA is $37 for the 1st person $12 each additional person.

Avis, Alamo, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Thrifty have operations at BWI

Taxis from BWI to CUA are approximately $50 each way with a travel time of 50 minutes.

Dulles International (IAD):
Washington Flyer is an affordable and expedient way to travel from Dulles to Washington. Leaving every thirty minutes Washington Flyer delivers visitors to the West Falls Church Metro Station connecting them to Metrorail. Continue on the Metro to the Brookland/CUA station on the Red line. The trip from Dulles to Catholic via Washington Flyer is approximately 70 minutes and will cost approximately $11.50 a person plus metro fare.

The Super Shuttle is a convenient way to access CUA from Dulles. Picking you up at the terminal the Super Shuttle delivers you to Catholic in about an hour. Prices vary, but the average price for a trip to CUA is $29 for the 1st person $10 each additional person.

Taxis from Dulles (IAD) to CUA are approximately $50 each way with a travel time of 50 minutes.

Reagan National (DCA):
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is the closet airport to Catholic University. Upon arrival visitors can take a taxi, Metrorail or rental car to reach campus.

Metro is the fastest and easiest way to reach campus. Travelers take Metro's Yellow Line to Gallery Pl-Chinatown transfer to the Red Line, in the direction of Glenmont, and arrive at the Brookland-CUA metro stop. Travel Time: Approximately 30 minutes. Cost: $3.70 off peak, $4.25 peak

Taxis from National to CUA are approximately $18 each way with an approximate travel time of 20 minutes.