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The Catholic University of America

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Students who got into CUA:

Tips mention: Interview (4), ACT/SAT (7), Grades (5), Sports/Extracurriculars (1), College Essay (2)
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
Catholic is known as the second chance schoolDec 17 2011Nursing
Catholic is known as the second chance school. This school is for the students who had the potential in High School to be top 5% of the class students but slacked off. Catholic is known to take kids at the "average joe" academic level and graduate these same kids at the same level of those at schools such as Georgetown.

With that being said, to get into CUA you need to show that you are a good person because your character has a lot of weight as far as admissions go.

Your SAT score should be some where between a 1500 and 1900.

G.P.A should be between at least a 3.2 and 3.6

and you should show Catholic that you are ready to better your self academically because as I stated before the courses are extremely rigorous because of the type of students most often accepted here.
Catholic has a goal to take in students that do not have the best academic profile and spit them out at the level of some of the top universities in the country.

Have a lot of community service

AND SCHEDULE AN INTERVIEW *Interviews give you information on great scholarships that other people usually do not know about*
ACT: 32 Male

I saw the school and LOVED it, but theyJan 27 2008Psychology
I saw the school and LOVED it, but they put on a veil over the school. I did two interviews and early action to get in. To my friends that are thinking of applying or transferring, I tell them the truth of the school and its problems.
ACT: 25 SAT: 1740 Male
InterviewOct 21 2007Social Work
Interview! Even if it doesn't help you get in or get money its worth it because it helps you realize that (in my case) this was where you want to be. They really read your essay they love it when you send extra things (for example I sing, but I wasn't going for voice. I sent in a CD though to show them another part of my life that wasn't expressed in my essay)!
SAT: 2020 Female
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