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Catholic University of America Acceptance Rate, Requirements & Admissions Information

Washington, DC

Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   4
Science   3
Foreign Language   3
Social Studies   4
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted February 15
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only Considered if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay SAT: Used for advising
ACT: Used for advising

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
Cardinal Station
City, State, Zip
Washington, DC 20064
Phone
(800) 673-2772
Fax
(202) 319-6533
E-mail
cua-admissions@cua.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$55
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
March 15
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1
Early Decision Notification
December 20, February 15
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
December 20

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
85% of 5,668 applicants were admitted
Women
88% of 3,298 applicants were admitted
Men
81% of 2,370 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
928 (19%) of 4,838 admitted students enrolled
Women
523 (18%) of 2,911 admitted students enrolled
Men
405 (21%) of 1,927 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
81% of 90 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
93% of 2,936 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
32
Students Accepting Wait List Position
26
Students Admitted From Wait List
0

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.45
3.75 and Above
18%
3.50 - 3.74
22%
3.25 - 3.49
23%
3.00 - 3.24
19%
2.50 - 2.99
17%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
600 average
550-660 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
12.81%
Score of 600 - 700
40.15%
Score of 500 - 600
39.2%
Score of 400 - 500
7.46%
Score of 300 - 400
.38%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
620 average
580-670 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
14.82%
Score of 600 - 700
51.05%
Score of 500 - 600
29.64%
Score of 400 - 500
4.59%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
27 average
24-29 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
22.62%
Score of 24 - 29
55.36%
Score of 18 - 23
18.45%
Score of 12 - 17
3.57%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
 
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

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