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The Catholic University of America

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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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Hardly any diversity, Catholic rules such as singleQuite BrightNursing
Hardly any diversity, Catholic rules such as single sex dorms + no condoms available etc., our D3 athletics mostly suck, although many people do like to party the parties suck compared with parties at larger & state universities, not a lot of clubs/extracurricular's to get involved in, no Greek life, expensive tuition, dc is unique, love the city. THERE IS NO POINT IN GOING HERE IF YOU DO NOT LOVE YOUR MAJOR'S PROGRAM AND FULLY INTEND TO SEE IT THROUGH AND GET YOUR DEGREE. If you fail a class, depending on major, it could set you back as far as a year. VERY SMALL SCHOOL, same people will be in your classes all 4yrs, teachers know who you are, attendance matters, if you don't like the type of people that go here you probably won't like it. There is no instate tuition for this school, which sucks because it is expensive and I grew up less than 25 miles away.
3rd Year Female -- Class 2015
Surrounding City: A+, Social Life: D+
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Do not come here if you want a college experience.
1st Year Female -- Class 2014
Surrounding City: A+, Extracurricular Activities: F
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