CUA is slowly emerging as a favorite for my D. The location, honors program and opportunities that came with both may be the tipping point for her. Of course, we are still awaiting the financial aid package which I understand will be sent out end of next week. Anyone going to Odyssey Day in April?
i was accepted to catholic as well, my brother is a sophmore there and has really found his niche. getting involved quickly should be your D's first priority if she decides to attend. overall great school, nice/clean dorms, decent food, beautiful campus and friendly people. attedning odessy day is what confirmed my brothers enrollment. good luck!
kmaq- I went to law school at CUA, though about 100 years ago. Am back in DC frequently. Campus is a bit out of the city compared to GWU or GT, but very convenient to reach via Metro. Only a short ride to Capitol Hill. I lived elsewhere in the city while I was there. A very pronounced Catholic feel to campus. A very good school, nice campus.
Thanks for your first-hand account, who-knew.
I know the location is not as well-centered as GT/GWU/AU but from what I have read/heard, the Metro stop being right on campus makes all the difference in the world.
May I ask where you did your undergrad?
kmaqMom, I just spoke to my cousin who graduated from CUA last year. She absolutely loved it, she would return if she had to choose again. She loved the students, academics, and how she was always busy( work and play). She now works on capitol hill with a congressman. Just thought I should shared that.
Dennis~ thanks for your post. It's great as CUA doesn't get a lot of love here on CC. Your cousin sounds like someone my D would love to meet
who-knew~ thanks to you also. I just wondered because my D is thinking grad school but it would be the reverse of you with CUA being her undergrad. She was also accepted to Allegheny in PA which I think could be described similarly to Gettysburg....lovely campus, great education but fairly isolated.
A couple of years ago, the Washington Post surveyed college students in the Washington area. CUA students were the happiest about their choice of school. The irony was that CUA was second (or safety) choice for students who were rejected by Georgetown.
If I knew then what I know now, I would have applied to CUA (But back then, Washington, DC was a much rougher town)