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The Catholic University of America

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Your Combined ACT:
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SAT Math + Verbal:
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Your Chances at CUA
(on ACT score alone)
Your Chances at CUA
(on SAT score alone)
Men
Women
# Applicants
2,822
3,476
# Admitted
1,751
2,032
% Admitted
62.0%
58.5%
% Overall
60.1%

Students who got into CUA:

Tips mention: Interview (4), ACT/SAT (7), Grades (5), Sports/Extracurriculars (1), College Essay (2)
I was a transfer student out of the ArmyFeb 28 2016Education
I was a transfer student out of the Army. I had done some college work five years prior, but my GPA was abysmal. CUA took a chance on my decent SATs and personal statment. Im glad they did.
SAT: 1890 Male
I got solid grades and wasn't whiteApr 21 2015Accounting
I got solid grades and wasn't white. Which therefore increased my chances to get in. Don't waste your time here, i'm transfering to UMD where there is actual diversity and chill people.
SAT: 1650 Male
Well, my story about getting into Catholic is quiteNov 19 2014Engineering Department
Well, my story about getting into Catholic is quite "interesting". Since my freshman year of high school I knew I wanted to be a Biomedical Engineer and I had little to no ideas of where I wanted to go. I looked on the Internet and decided I'd find ever school in the nation that had my major. Then I took my grades and SAT scores and crossed out the ones that I knew I would not get into (Harvard, Yale, Johns Hopkins, etc.). I was an average student. I had a "high" SAT score of 1610 and a GPA of 3.72 (out of 4.0) in high school. I was top 10%, but barely. Eventually I was left with a list of colleges. Eventually I went to a college fair and decided to talk with an admission counselor from as many schools that had my major as possible. The first on the list-The Catholic University of America. The admission counselor and I clicked, we just talked and talked about CUA and the more we talked the more I loved the school. I then made time to visit CUA and just knew it was the right one. The application process was easy (I used the CommonApp). I also did an interview while I visited, but the only thing that was stopping me was the tuition. I looked up online the average cost and it was near $60,000... there was no way I could afford that. So how did I come to be here? Catholic gave me a lot of merit scholarship. They even given scholarships for belonging to a Catholic church or knowing an alumni. Even still the cost of housing was too much (especially since it is 2 years instead of the usual 1). Living in DC is not cheap, but somehow I made do and here I am. If you get a chance come visit! CUA is an amazing school!
SAT: 1610 Female
The application process is not very competitive for CUAApr 07 2014Nursing
The application process is not very competitive for CUA. It is fairly easy to get in. However, you should not apply if you have lower than a 2.0. When applying to any school don't be afraid to brag about your achievements, involvement in school & extracurricular activities, etc. Don't be modest, but don't be arrogant. Sell yourself. Avoid typos.
ACT: 32 SAT: 1560 Female
Fair to GoodJan 12 2013Civil Engineering
Fair to Good SAT's proof that you are not a non participating human being and a social, Catholic- Dorothy Day- kind of outlook on the poor. Realize it is easy to get into CUA, but hard to get out. Also you will not want to.
SAT: 1340 Male
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