StudentsReview :: The Catholic University of America - How to Get into CUA (Undergraduate)
-or-
Search for Schools by Region
 

or within distance of city

Similar Schools
Boston College -- Chestnut Hill, MA
American University -- Washington, DC
New York University -- New York, NY


  Who's got the Best?

Perceptual Rankings:
You Make 'Em.
We Post 'Em.
You Vote 'Em Up.
You Vote 'Em Down.
Aww yeah.


The Catholic University of America

...loading...
Your Combined ACT:
*** reported for attending students
...loading...
SAT Math + Verbal:
*** reported for attending students
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)
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
Compare CUASave CUA

StudentsReview Advice!

• What is a good school?
• Statistical Significance
• How to choose a Major
• How to choose your Career
• What you make of it?
• How Ivy League Admissions works
• On the Student/Faculty Ratio

• FAFSA: Who is a Parent?
• FAFSA: Parent Contribution
• FAFSA: Dream out of reach

• College Financial Planning
• Survive College and Graduate
• Sniffing Out Commuter Schools
• Preparing for College: A HS Roadmap
• Talking to Your Parents about College.
• Is a top college worth it?
• Why is college hard?
• Why Kids Aren't Happy in Traditional Schools
• Essential College Tips
Ah, college. Considered by many to be the time of a young person's lif... more→
• Cost of College Increasing Faster Than Inflation
According to NPR, the cost of college... more→
• For parents filling out the FAFSA and PROFILE (from a veteran paper slinger)
Just so you know, filling out these forms is a lot more than penciling... more→
• How to choose the right college?
My name is Esteban Correa. I am currently a second year INTERNATIONAL ... more→
• Create The Right Career Habits Now
Getting ahead in your career can be easier if you make the choice to b... more→

• Senior Year (Tips and experience)
It's the end of junior year and everyone is anticipating the arrival o... more→
• Informational Overload! What Should I Look For in a College or University?
We are in an instant information age, where you can find almost anythi... more→
• Personality Type and College Choice
Personality type is something very important to consider when deciding... more→
• A Free Application is a Good Application
As a senior finishing her scholastic year, I feel that it is my duty ... more→

• College Academic Survival Guide
The leap from high school to college academics is not an insignificant... more→
• Getting Involved: The Key to College Happiness
As a tour guide, the absolute, most frequently asked question I got wa... more→
• Choose a Path, Not a Major
Unless you're one of the fortunate souls who's already found their cal... more→
• The Scoop on State Schools
A recent college graduate, I vividly remember touring campuses as a p... more→

• The Purpose of a Higher Education
You are one of the millions of people this year applying for admission... more→
• The Importance of Choosing the Right College Major (2012)
One of the most important academic choices you'll make while in colleg... more→
• How to choose a college major
I was not sure what college major to choose. When you are in your late... more→
• How to guarantee your acceptance to many colleges
Are your grades are not what you think they should be from high school... more→

• Nailing the College Application Process
College applications seem to always be put on top of students procrast... more→
• What to do for a Successful Interview
Interviews seem to become more commonplace in every facet of life as o... more→
• I Don't Know Where to Start (General College Advice)
Preparing for college is a difficult time for every student and it?s o... more→
• Attitude and Dress Code for an Interview (General College Advice)
An interview is something we all have to go through when we get a job... more→

• Starting College (General College Advice)
College is a huge milestone in your life. You?ve seen the castle like ... more→
• Boston Apartment lease: Watch out!

Are you a student and about to sign the very first lease in your li... more→