Catholic University of America - Rankings

Founded in 1887, the Catholic University of America (CUA) is the national university of the Catholic Church in the United States. The University has the following schools: Architecture and Planning; Arts and Sciences; Canon Law; Engineering; Law; Library and Information Science; Music; Nursing; Philosophy; Professional Studies; Social Service; Theology and Religious Studies; Theological College.

The Catholic University of America is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools as well as many disciplinary accrediting organizations. The School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) has been fully re-accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of the American Library Association. The Master of Architecture degree programs offered at CUA are fully accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board.

Notable CUA alumni include: Paula Vogel (Pulitzer Prize winning playwright), Jon Voight (Academy Award winning actor), Luis Guinot (former United States Ambassador to Costa Rica), Terence R. McAuliffe (former Chairman of the Democratic National Committee), Forrest H. Anderson (former Governor of Montana), Edward W. Gillespie (former Chairman of the Republican National Committee), etc.


- Catholic University of America is ranked 119th among Tier 1 National Universities by US News & World Report 2012.

- The School of Nursing is ranked in the Top 50 Schools of Nursing in the US News and World Report Graduate Rankings. It is ranked 39th in 2005 and the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program continues to rank 10th.

- CUA's Columbus School of Law broke into the top 50 U.S. law schools in the 10th annual Judging the Law Schools rankings.

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