Innovative programs and a beautiful, green campus are just the beginning of ÃÛÌÒÉç's national leadership, as reflected in an array of rankings, recognitions, and other honors.
A deliberately diverse collection of public and private colleges and universities, inclusion on the is determined by each institution's "commitment to the undergraduate experience." ÃÛÌÒÉç is one of only three in the District of Columbia to appear on the list.
CatholicU also continues its longtime presence among The Princeton Review’s selection of America's , based on annual surveys of more than 140,000 students nationwide about their on-campus experience. ÃÛÌÒÉç was ranked . In addition to giving the University high marks for “the small class sizes and individualized support from academic advisors,” CatholicU students say they appreciate the “tremendous perks” of living and studying in Washington, D.C., like “great access to internship and job opportunities.”
— both in research and the ongoing development of the campus — earns ÃÛÌÒÉç a further spot on The Princeton Review's that are enacting meaningful sustainability-related policies. The online resource College Consensus ranks CatholicU #21 in the nation on its list of the , thanks to the University’s embrace of renewable energy and sustainability that draws on traditional Catholic values of stewardship for the Earth. The University was honored with a recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management. The Tree Campus Higher Education program honors colleges and universities for effective campus forest management and engaging staff and students in conservation goals. And the University is recognized as a by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. In addtion, CatholicU was included in The Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges: 2023 Edition. This is the third year in a row that ÃÛÌÒÉç has been by the Princeton Review.
The college guide publisher Niche — recently among the 50 fastest-growing companies in America — also ranks CatholicU highly, including it on lists for the , , , and
And the University remains the only comprehensive research university recommended by the , which highlights faithfully Catholic colleges.
The University also ranked No. 87 out of 191 national universities for the best value. U.S. News & World Report also salutes ÃÛÌÒÉç (overall rank: #176) elsewhere on its lists for , , and .
In addition to being a Best College for Veterans, the University has been named a Military Friendly® school for the fourth year in a row. For the 2023-2024 Military Friendly® Cycle it was awarded silver level for being a Military Friendly® school. Military Friendly® conducts an annual comprehensive review of college and university investments in serving military and veteran students. ÃÛÌÒÉç also was ranked #12 in the mid-Atlantic region by Military Times for their .
For the 2023-2024 cycle, ÃÛÌÒÉç was also a “Designated” institution for military spouses by VIQTORY for the first time. The main assessment factors that VIQTORY evaluated the University on were our Military Student Support & Retention, Graduation/ Career outcomes and Financial Aid processes.
U.S. News & World Report recently boosted the Conway School of Nursing's graduate program to and the online master's in nursing program to . The undergraduate program in nursing was ranked #43 in the country, placing it in the top six percent of nursing programs in the U.S.
U.S News & World Report includes the on both its lists of , and Best Computer Science Programs.
The engineering school is also considered a by Niche.
In a recent survey of 123 doctoral programs in philosophy, ÃÛÌÒÉç’s PhD program in philosophy was , along with being ranked tenth in the job placement category. One of the surveyed students described the program as follows: "Strong historical approach, unusual among Anglophone universities - Excellent and large faculty across all major historical periods and schools - Vibrant intellectual climate, among both faculty and graduate students - The institution has a vibrant Catholic faith, but at the same time is warm and welcoming to students of other religious persuasions." The survey was carried out by , a project which was originally founded with grant money from the American Philosophical Association and which maintains a special focus on job placement.
Niche also names the among the nation's .