Catholic University of America

catholic-univ-1Catholic University of America – Washington, DC

catholic-univ-2I needed to see Catholic University since I put it on so many lists. I’m glad I did. It’s beautiful. Not only is it home to the National Basilica, the largest in North America and the 2nd largest in the Western Hemisphere, but it is the only university commissioned by the Vatican. It was founded by Pope Leo XIII in 1889, but is not connected to a religious order.

The School of Architecture and Planning has an interesting joint degree with Civil Engineering. The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music is well known in music circles, and the School of Nursing has 11 simulated labs to offer students an unparalleled experience. Their School of Business and Economics is unusual in that morality and ethics are infused into every course that is taught.

The newly-renovated Father McConnell Hall is the home of Admissions and echoes the theme of renewal across campus. Students enjoy Cornerstone and Monroe Street Market where Busboys and Poets restaurant serves yummy food along with other eateries, a new Barnes and Noble bookstore and apartment-style living for upperclassmen.