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Catholic University of America: Accreditation, Admissions and Tuition Expenses

Tuition, Fees, and Estimated Student Expenses

Estimated expenses for academic year 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
Tuition and fees $27,440 $28,990 $30,670 $31,890 4.0%
Books and supplies $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,200 20.0%
Living arrangement          
On Campus          
Room and board $10,322 $10,808 $11,450 $12,134 6.0%
Other $2,300 $2,300 $2,500 $2,300 -8.0%
Total Expenses 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
On Campus $41,062 $43,098 $45,620 $47,524 4.2%
 

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Map of Catholic University of America

Admissions

Undergraduate application fee (2009-2010): $55
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2008
  Total Male Female
Number of applicants 5,180 2,352 2,828
Percent admitted 81% 79% 83%
Percent admitted who enrolled 22% 23% 20%
Admissions Considerations Required Recommended
Secondary school GPA X  
Secondary school rank   X
Secondary school record X  
Completion of college-preparatory program   X
Recommendations X  
Formal demonstration of competencies   X
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X  
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X  
Test Scores: Fall 2008 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 853 95%
ACT 245 27%
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading 510 610
SAT Math 500 610
SAT Writing 510 610
ACT Composite 21 27

 

Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation
Agency Periods of Accreditation Status
Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education 7/1/1921 -   Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / Program Periods of Accreditation Status
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schools 1/1/1925 -   Accredited
American Psychological Association, Committee on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs 2/1/1948 -   Accredited
Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools
Theology (THEOL) - Freestanding schools, as well as programs affiliated with larger institutions, offering graduate professional education for ministry and graduate study of theology 7/1/1960 -   Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels 4/21/2007 -   Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels 4/21/2007 -   Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs 9/1/1953 -   Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools 12/30/1975 -   Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program 12/1/1951 -   Accredited
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program 12/1/1952 -   Accredited