The Catholic University of America

Sept. 19, 2008

CUA Receives National Honors

In the past several months, The Catholic University of America has been ranked nationally as a top wired college and as one of the nation's top "Best Buys."

Catholic University was ranked 11th among the top 20 "teched-out" campuses in the nation, according to the October 2008 issue of PC Magazine and The Princeton Review.

In July, the 2009 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges named CUA one of 49 colleges and universities that qualify as "Best Buys" based on the quality of academics available to students relative to the cost of tuition.

CUA received an Award for Excellence from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that same month for its recycling efforts in a competition that involved more than 400 colleges and universities across North America. Catholic University finished first among Washington, D.C.-area participating schools in several categories of RecycleMania 2008.

CUA also was named to the 2007 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, which recognizes colleges and universities that support innovative and effective community service and service-learning programs. Of the 528 schools named to the Honor Roll, CUA was the only university located in Washington, D.C., to receive the award in June.

Recently, CUA has received other awards and honors, including:

  • The Merentibus Medal from Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland, in April
  • Five Catholic Press Association Awards for CUA Magazine in June
  • CUA was named in July as one of the universities listed in Princeton Review's 2009 Best 368 Colleges. It also made the list the preceding year.