Catholic University of America
Washington, DC 20064

Admission Requirements

Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Catholic University of America is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 5,926 applications and 4,714 students were granted admission. Catholic University of America is at the #78 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Admission Requirements and Recommendations

Catholic University of America uses the following list of admission requirements and recommended documents when evaluating students applications. All documents listed under the "Required" sections must be submitted with your application but those listed under the "Recommended" section are optional.

Please double check with the school to verify the current and complete admission requirements.


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)


  • Secondary school rank
  • Formal demonstration of competencies

Neither required nor recommended

  • Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Fall 2016 Applicants Statistics

The following table details the number of students who applied, admitted and erolled in Catholic University of America, in Fall 2016.
Men Women Total National Avg.
Applicants 2,536 3,390 5,926
Admitted students 1,894 2,820 4,714
Enrolled students 298 425 723
Acceptance rate 74.7% 83.2% 79.5% 64%
Yield 15.7% 15.1% 15.3% 35%

Accepted Credits

The following table outlines which college prepartory work and life expreaince will earn you credits at Catholic University of America.

Advanced placement (AP) credits
Not Accepted
Dual credit (college credit earned while in high school)
Not Accepted
Credit for life experiences

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students

Admission Deadlines

January 15

  • Regular application

February 15

  • Fall application
  • SAT Reasoning / ACT scores
  • SAT Subject score

May 1

  • Students must reply to acceptance offer

July 15

  • Transfer application (regular)

November 1

  • Early action application

November 15

  • Early decision application

December 15

  • Early action applicants will be notified

Campus Location

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