If you are thinking about applying to The Catholic University of America, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is January 15 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.
Students who submit their applications to The Catholic University of America for fall should hear back from The Catholic University of America by May 1.
Here is an overiew of some of The Catholic University of America's admissions stats.
|The Catholic University of America 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.5|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional and are considered|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||22.87%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||7.1%|
These are the application deadlines for The Catholic University of America.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||Yes||November 1||January 1|
|Early Decision II||Yes||January 15||February 15|
|Early Action||Yes||November 1||January 1|
|Regular Decision||Yes||January 15||May 1|
The Catholic University of America offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.
🗓️ Early Decision I applications are due by November 1 EDI applicants should receive a decision by January 1.
🗓️ Early Decision II applications are due January 15. ED II Applicants will recieve their decision before February 15.
🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 1. The Catholic University of America will release EA admissions decisions no later than January 1.
The early decision acceptance rate at The Catholic University of America is 76%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 86%. Last year, The Catholic University of America admitted 55 of the 72 students who applied early decision.
Some students apply early in hopes that it will help their chances of acceptance. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of admission, since it demonstrates your interest in a school.
➡️ See a list of some competetive colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
For more information on transferring to The Catholic University of America, contact the school directly.
In 2022, The Catholic University of America waitlisted 48 students and 13 accepted a place on the waitlist. Of those, 2 eventually received an admissions offer.
Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you stand out. Wondering what factors are considered by The Catholic University of America during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
Make sure to check with The Catholic University of America for more information on admission factors.
To apply to The Catholic University of America, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with The Catholic University of America's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||3|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||1|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to The Catholic University of America have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
The Catholic University of America looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
The Catholic University of America does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 22.87% of The Catholic University of America's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 7.1% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of The Catholic University of America students scored 670 or higher and 75% of students scored 590 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of The Catholic University of America students scored 680 or higher, and 75% scored a 590 or higher.
To be most competitive at The Catholic University of America, you should strive to earn between 23 and 31 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 31 means you fall in the 75th percentile for The Catholic University of America's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 31, and three out of four students scored lower than 31 on the ACT.
A 23 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for The Catholic University of America students. Only one out of every four students scored below 23.
Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.
For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is July 15. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.Applicants should hear back by April 1.
Transfer students can enroll in The Catholic University of America during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
• Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to The Catholic University of America?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to The Catholic University of America.
Does The Catholic University of America accept transfer credits?
✅ The Catholic University of America accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. The Catholic University of America accepts:
• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES
Does The Catholic University of America accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ The Catholic University of America accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to The Catholic University of America?
✅ The Catholic University of America is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.
What is The Catholic University of America's acceptance rate?
✅ The Catholic University of America's acceptance rate is 86%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at The Catholic University of America?
✅ The Catholic University of America's early decision acceptance rate was 76% in 2021.
Click below to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics, majors and more.
Visit the College Confidential forums to join the conversation about The Catholic University of America
Explore other colleges in DC or use the college admissions predictor to calculate your chances of getting into some of the top colleges and universities in the U.S.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to The Catholic University of America is Jan 15.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to The Catholic University of America is Jul 15.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
31 and Above
23 to 31
23 and Less
The median ACT score of an admitted student to The Catholic University of America is 27. Students with an ACT score of 31 and above have a good chance of getting into The Catholic University of America. Students with an ACT score that falls between 23 and 31 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 23 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At The Catholic University of America, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.52. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved
Tuition and Fees
Claim your page to customize your profile and connect with students!
Want to find money for school that doesn’t need to be paid back? Access insights and advice on how to search and apply for scholarships!
Connect with the world's largest college forum for candid, authentic discussion.