The Catholic University of America
The Catholic University of America - Comments and Student Experiences|
You and one other person will be the only non white students in your class.
You will be offended by comments by other people based upon the color of your skin.
You will be asked at least 30 times if you went to a public school or private/catholic school and you will hear the phrase "I went to a catholic/private school my entire life" at least 10 times.
People say it isn't a big deal if you aren't majorly catholic and go to this university, HAHAHA BIGGEST JOKE I'VE HEARD ALL OF LAST YEAR, these private snobby kids will make friend groups avoiding people who aren't like them. Conservative, liberal hating, kids who have never worked a day in their lives and ask money from mommy or daddy weekly.
If you have sex at this school, you will likely get written up for it and be fined and or placed on disciplinary probation which last up to a semester on minimum.
If you are caught with alcohol or drinking in your room, you will be fined 100-200$ minimum.
For each condom an RA finds it is a 25$ fine. you buy a 30 pack? you might as well hand them your housing check.
There are two fraternities and one sorority. Both frats are chill but aren't real fraternities. One doesn't even haze and the other if a catholic fraternity. The one female sorority is made up of girls who range on a scale of attractiveness from 1-5
The food here is disgusting. Pizza and burgers everyday unless you put an effort to wait or make your own healthy food which can take anywhere from 5-15 minutes depending on the line since there is only 1 damn sandwich station.
The internet here is so bad people make jokes about it daily on yik yak.
"I wish ResNet would go down on me as much as my girl did"
ResNet gets so bad during 12-5 pm that you can't watch a youtube video without having to pause to wait for it to buffer.
The best time to do anything on ResNet is anytime from 1Am-9Am while everyone is asleep and not using it.
It hits about 1-3 MBPS from 1-5 PM and about 30-60 MBPS at 2-6AM
Being a minority at this school is limiting. Just like most other minorities out there, our friends we made are from childhood and our skin color is ignored by friends from high-school since we all knew eachother.
At Catholic, some people here have never had a brown or black friend in their life and are so close-minded that there parents are speaking through their mouths or thinking for them when racial situations come about.
At this school you are forced to take two semesters of Philosophy, One semester of Rhetoric English, and one semester of Theology.
If you have never taken a class in theology before in your life, you're screwed. If you don't like reading 300 year old source text from Descartes/Hobbes/Kant/Nietzche, Aristotle, plato, you're screwed.
If you are a music major or art major, you are still forced to take these classes which will help you in no possible way for your major.
This school has so many alcoholics it is ridiculous. More people have gone to Michigan Liquors daily then the Mullen Library.
If you have a Fake ID then you go to University Liquors which is 200 yards away from Campus and buy yourself alcohol. People drink in their rooms with friends because there are no parties on weekdays and the ones on weekends are 5$ for guys and girls.
The area surrounding CUA is Brookland, is 70% African American including CUA's students. This year alone there has been 6 robberies 200 yards away at the dominoes pizza. A student IN THE PRYZ was robbed last week by 3 african males. about 8 students were held AT GUNPOINT in the woods 100 Yards away from Opus, there cellphones were stolen, and backpacks too. a male from the group that was robbed said it was the most terrifying moment in his life. The school covers it up by saying they were walking in the woods and it just so happended they were held at gunpoint, NO!
These students were smoking marijuana and they were all known as the stoner group at the time. A lot of people smoke at this school. This school purposefully canceled a Gay pride event in the pryz and was indefinitely postponed it for a later date... which never came.
Homophobia is present at this school. I know half a dozen students who had their roommates switch rooms because they were gay.
Also there are more Pro-Life people than Pro-Choice people at CUA its a fact on paper.
Every girl here is crazy, not regular crazy, catholic crazy. A mix of psychological problems with a dash of Daddy issues as sugar on top.
There are so many more things wrong with this school but these are just the tip of the iceberg.
To sum it all up, you will hate this school if you are either:
Black/Brown/Asian/Indian (Not white) * Unless you are wealthy
Not catholic or aren't a strong catholic.
Enjoy eating healthy
Liberal in the slightest
Like to never hear the word "Buffer"
Are openly gay (Obviously)
Are closeted GayA light drinker, you will be made of
Yes, Catholic will walk you through the enrollment process but once you are in you are a number and a statistic. I am so glad that I realized this was not the learning environment for me I like teacher interaction. I think for the cost and debt you are taking on you would do much better at another university that has the technology and live on hand support instead of constantly hearing the administrator is away from their desk leave your name and student ID and we will get back to you. Sorry but for what students pay for this University that is just unacceptable. Ask about the class size in the online University four students to interact with leads to someone being left out because you are only required to respond to two people. This may work for you, then give Catholic a try and I wish you the best, but for me it was the worst.