If you want to apply to The Catholic University of America, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is January 15 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.
Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may qualify for for an application fee waiver.
Students who apply for Fall should receive an admissions decision no later than March 15.
|The Catholic University of America 2021||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.5|
|Admissions Test Policy||Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||58%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||24%|
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 2 applications are due 1/15.
Mark your calendar!
The Early Action deadline is November 1, which is coming up fast! The Catholic University of America will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 20.
The early decision acceptance rate at The Catholic University of America is 76%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 82%. The Catholic University of America accepts about 89% of early action applicants and 82% all applicants for all deadlines. Last year, The Catholic University of America admitted 55 of the 72 students who applied early decison. In 2021, The Catholic University of America admitted 3,11 of the 3,499 who applied early action.
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
It is moderately difficult to get into The Catholic University of America. The Catholic University of America evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.
In 2021, The Catholic University of America accepted 82% of all applicants, around 5,146 of the 6,258 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like The Catholic University of America, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
In 2021, The Catholic University of America waitlisted 105 students. Of those, 36 eventually got in.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important 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 admissions factors where you stand out.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Character/Personal Qualities||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Not Considered|
To apply, all applicants to The Catholic University of America 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)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||3|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||1|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to The Catholic University of America have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At The Catholic University of America, student GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||31.67%|
|3.50 and 3.74||20.03%|
|3.25 and 3.49||19.71%|
|3.00 and 3.24||15.99%|
|2.50 and 2.9||12.12%|
|2.00 and 2.49||0.48%|
The Catholic University of America does consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
The Catholic University of America has 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 2021, 58% of The Catholic University of America's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 24% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of The Catholic University of America students scored 655 or higher and 75% of students scored 580 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of The Catholic University of America students scored 670 or higher, and 75% scored a 580 or higher.
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To be most competitive at The Catholic University of America, you should strive to earn between 23 and 30 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 30 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 30, and three out of four students scored lower than 30 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.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to The Catholic University of America.
For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is June 1. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
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.
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?
No, The Catholic University of America is test optional, so you can make the call whether or not to submit your ACT or SAT scores. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's average,, you may want not want to include them in your application..
What is The Catholic University of America's acceptance rate?
The Catholic University of America's acceptance rate is 82%.
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.
What is the early action acceptance rate at The Catholic University of America?
The early action acceptance rate at The Catholic University of America was 89% in 2021.
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How hard is it to get into The Catholic University of America? The Catholic University of America is a somewhat selective institution. The The Catholic University of America acceptance rate is 82%. This means that the institution accepts 82 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year 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 Jun 1.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
The median ACT score of an admitted student to The Catholic University of America is 27. Students with an ACT score of 30 and above have a good chance of getting into The Catholic University of America. Students with an ACT score that falls between 23 and 30 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.
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At The Catholic University of America, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.48. 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.
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