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Catholic University of America

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1887
Affiliation: Roman Catholic
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 3,123
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $193,272,216
Admissions Address

620 Michigan Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20064

Website

http://www.cua.edu

Admissions E-mail

cua-admissions@cua.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.3
Send application by: February 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Christine Mica
Admissions office telephone: (800) 673-2772
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: February 1
Decision sent by: March 15
Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Send application by: November 15
 
Decision sent by: December 15
Application fee: $55
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://applyonline.cua.edu Tuition deposit: $500 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: N/A (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English N/A 4
Mathematics N/A 3
Science N/A 3
Lab N/A 1
Foreign language N/A 2
Social studies N/A 4
History N/A N/A
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units N/A 17

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: February 15
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: June 1
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Very important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Important
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Very important
First generation: Important
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Very important
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Very important
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 81%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 81%
Total applicants: 3,492
Total acceptances: 2,836
Total freshman enrollment: 857
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 1,540
Male acceptances: 1,229
Male freshman enrollment: 398
 
Female applicants: 1,952
Female acceptances: 1,607
Female freshman enrollment: 459
Out-of-state freshmen: 99%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 25%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 53%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 87%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 29%
Average high school GPA: 3.3
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 98%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 95%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 520 – 620
Math: 520 – 620
Combined: 1040 – 1240

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 6.0% 5.0%
600-699 30.0% 32.0%
500-599 51.0% 49.0%
400-499 13.0% 14.0%
300-399 0.0% 0.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 24%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: 22 – 27

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 9.0% N/A N/A
24-29 48.0% N/A N/A
18-23 41.0% N/A N/A
12-17 2.0% N/A N/A
6-11 0.0% N/A N/A
Below 6 0.0% N/A N/A

 



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