Study at Catholic University

The Catholic University of America is a private university with 12 schools including engineering, business, law, nursing, architecture, and others. It is unique as the national university of the Catholic Church and the only higher education institution founded by the U.S. bishops. Established in 1887 as a graduate and research center, the university began offering undergraduate education in 1904. Many first-time visitors to campus are captivated by the university's expansive setting among tree-lined rolling hills where the skyline is dominated by the adjacent, majestic Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, the largest church in the United States.

Catholic University is located in the heart of the US capital, Washington D.C. Students at Catholic University enjoy the best of both worlds: they study and live on the largest campus in Washington, D.C., where they can enjoy a complete collegiate experience, and also enjoy the benefits of being in the capital city. Traveling by Metrorail, which is located near the edge of campus, students are only a five-minute ride away from Union Station, Capitol Hill and the Library of Congress, and within easy reach of the abundant array of educational, cultural, social, political and professional opportunities that Washington D.C. has to offer.

For more information contact Dr. Jandro Abot at or the Office of the Dean of the School of Engineering.

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