The Catholic University of America

Fact Book


A Capital Location

Capital location photo Student Memorial

Students at Catholic University have the best of both worlds: they study and live on the largest campus in Washington, D.C., where they can enjoy a complete collegiate experience, but they also are located in the heart of the nation’s capital.

Traveling by Metrorail, which is near the edge of campus, students are only a 10-minute ride away from Union Station, Capitol Hill, and the Library of Congress, and within easy reach of the abundant array of educational, cultural, social, political, and professional opportunities that make Washington a unique laboratory for learning.

Many first-time visitors to campus are captivated by the University’s expansive setting among tree-lined, rolling hills where the skyline is dominated by the adjacent, majestic Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, the largest Roman Catholic church in the United States.