Catholic University of America Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(3.88 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 38 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE, + 2 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ABA, + 5 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 6,521 (3,480 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 7 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 62% part-time, 38% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $41,800
Source: NCES

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4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Philosophy
Graduation Year: 2018

I'm not a student yet, but am starting a PhD program at CUA this Fall. I've been accepted, have met with professors, and have received a full tuition scholarship.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Architecture
Graduation Year: 2014

It provides a personalized education, finding the best of each student. But the tuition is very expensive
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2012

Overall it was a great experience. Additional efforts to create diversity programs and support would be a helpful addition.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Library Science
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros: Proximity to Major Institutions; Student Input through clubs; networking opportunities; Great faculty who invest in their students; job opportunities on campus and in local area libraries (There are a ton) [I'm in Library Science so that is why I mentioned that]; Great community support; Really great research library facilities Cons: D.C. is an expensive area to live in, other than that I can't think of a downside to going to CUA. It is truly a great school.
4.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Performing Arts
Graduation Year: 2015

Catholic University is an excellent institution---however, it is at an extremely high cost, since it is a private institution.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2013

Great University for working graduate students. Great value for Washington, DC and you have a cohort that you go through your program with. Highly recommend Catholic University of America.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2014

The best part of this school would be the accessibility and genuine concern the professors have for their students' future.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Management
Graduation Year: 2015

The name could be off-putting but really it's no different than Georgetown, Villanova, BC or Notre Dame. The campus is probably the biggest of the DC colleges and is almost as nice as Georgetown's. There are several excellent departments there: politics, architecture, music/drama and there's the law school. The school also offers a great library with internet access to all the books, and a lot of them on PDF which you can download right at home from any other university. You can also borrow from the consortium of universities in DC. The professors are great and helpful, and there are a fascinating lot of classes The campus and the Brookland neighborhood are much improved since my time there which only made me want to give CUA a higher rating. And with a Metro stop right at the campus you can get practically anywhere in town in minutes.
3.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2015

The faculty are extremely helpful and knowledgeable. They are always willing to meet with you and work around your schedule. My main complaint is how expensive the school is without many options for financial aid or scholarships. Parking can also be difficult depending what time of day your first class starts.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2013

I love my Graduate Program at Catholic University. All of my professors are experts in their fields who have executive level careers. The information gained in each class is priceless. The faculty and staff are very helpful and supportive on campus. The flexibility of taking evening classes works well for working adults. I prefer to be in a classroom environment on campus. I have been fortunate to take all of my Graduate classes on campus. The only con I have is the cost. However, with the wealth of knowledge I am gaining it is well worth it. I wish the University offered more institutional money for Graduate students. I am very proud to be a Catholic University Graduate Student.
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