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The Catholic University of America

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If you are not white, chances are your time at this school is going to be living hell. These are "wills" not "maybe's"

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

1st Year Male -- Class 2018
Surrounding City: A-, Campus Maintenance: D
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I was enrolled in the Catholic University so ignore the CBrightSocial Work
I was enrolled in the Catholic University so ignore the Campus assessments as well the Social assessment. I simple think that the online program had many glitches with the program had to call support constantly so that was a plus, because you need it. do to breaking into groups of four in the online program a student may find themselves with no interaction to their post from classmates or professors. which give you a summary at the end of the week. so you find out after the week whether you are right or wrong.

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.

1st Year Male -- Class 2019
Innovation: C, Education Quality: F
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I love Catholic so much! There is soQuite BrightEngineering Department
I love Catholic so much! There is so much to do and so much to see! We take pride in our name (emphasis on THE in The Catholic University of America). However, the tuition is expensive, but they do give a lot of merit scholarship and financial aid. This school isn't big, any building (except the Dufour) is within a 10-15 minute walk. The metro stop (Brookland-CUA) is across the street and easily accessible. Brookland is scary at night and there are occasional issues with small crimes in the area, so just be smart and don't go out alone at night. The faculty are super nice and actually take the time to get to know you (just talk to your professors; they love to talk to students). Classes aren't too difficult. As Biomedical Engineering major I didn't feel overwhelmed. The faculty want you to succeed and will not try to weed out people. They all believe that their students can do well. The dormitories are pretty average and are uni-sex. Guys aren't allowed in a girls dorm past 12am on weekdays and 2am on weekends and vice versa. The (pryz) food here is repetitive, but living in DC makes it so much better (Chinatown or Union Station is only a few stops away). The people here are super nice, but a little snooty. Most students went to a private catholic school. Even still, almost all the students are genuinely friendly and will say hello or smile. The diversity at CUA is growing, but is predominately white. The social scene (parties) does happen, but usually not on campus... The athletics here are average. Despite the name, the people here do not pressure you or anyone about becoming or not being Catholic. Although sometimes they have a hard time accepting some views (LBGT, abortion, etc.), you must understand that it is THE Catholic University of America. I am not Catholic and although people do converse and talk about it, they are understanding and respectful of opposing views.
1st Year Female -- Class 2018
Education Quality: A+, Perceived Campus Safety: A-
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