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Catholic University has wonderful people, good atmosphere anQuite BrightCivil Engineering
Catholic University has wonderful people, good atmosphere and some of the brightest people who have time to talk to you, that is to say everyone is not on the grade hunt or the cut throat career hunt. But, the faculty is underpaid, the administration has a HUGE Maryland incompetence problem. The people at CUA in the Administration, the secretaries, etc. are living proof of JFK's description of Washington DC as the " Land of Southern Efficiency and Northern Hospitality." Sown right nasty administrators. You will meet some great faculty, but also a lot of faculty who are really much too busy with research, but you will get that anywhere. Enjoy the super bright and friendly fellow classmates and you will have these people as friends for all of your life and there is a real CUA network out there. The ethics you learn will have you as a lonely person, but ultimately the lonely person at the top of any organization that you are in. Keep the Faith. Most college professors are not good teachers, trust me I know I am a Dean. So suck it up, do the work and be glad you did not make it into Yale.
4th Year Male -- Class 1986
Social Life: A+, Innovation: F
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I can only speak for the Architecture departmentArchitecture
I can only speak for the Architecture department at the school and find that the program is extremely character building. I believe that the facilities and faculty really allow opportunites to grow in a variety of ways training the mind to think in a unique way for design. It has been many years since my graduation but at that time I could describe the education as almost a philosophy of design - unique to architecture schools. Could receieved benefit from more hands on real world experience earlier on in the program, maybe a bit more research opportunites also, but all and all a superb school with an outstanding program. Thank you CUA.
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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The University blew off my student residence info.Quite BrightArt & Design Department
The University blew off my student residence info. I was paired with my exact opposite. DO NOT TRUST THE RESIDENCE LIFE. Flather Hall is disgusting, Opus Hall is hard to get in to, Centennial Village is gross but an upgrade from Flather, showers are cold, urine on every toilet seat, drunk students every weekend, crappy food, worst security department, slow maintenance staff, rude students. AND MUCH MORE!
1st Year Male -- Class 2016
Surrounding City: A+, Perceived Campus Safety: D
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