Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 45.93
Liaison Gabrielle Jette
Submission Date April 13, 2022

STARS v2.2

The Catholic University of America
PRE-3: Institutional Boundary

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Institution type:

Institutional control:
Private non-profit

A brief description of the institution’s main campus and other aspects of the institutional boundary used to complete this report:

The University is located in Northeast Washington, D.C., on one of the hills encircling the city core. The University is directly east of North Capitol Street and bordered by North Capitol Street, Michigan Avenue, Taylor Street, and John McCormack Road, with Harewood Road bisecting the campus. The University shares its location with the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception which is adjacent to Catholic University, is visible throughout the city, and serves as an important landmark and orientation
Small areas of commercial and residential uses are located around Hawaii Avenue across from the athletic complex and to the east near Michigan Avenue. The Brookland/CUA Metrorail Station is located near the intersection of John McCormack Road and Michigan Avenue, providing Metrorail access at the University’s doorstep. Railroad tracks create a significant buffer between the campus and the adjacent Brookland neighborhood to the east.
Catholic University facilities are all located on campus, within areas described as Main, North, and West Campuses. The majority of university's 50 buildings, including academic facilities, campus residences, student life facilities and worship centers are located on the Main Campus bordered by Taylor Street, John McCormack Road, Michigan Avenue and Harewood Road. The DuFour Athletic Center is situated on North Campus, located on the north side of Taylor Street, on a parcel of land approximately 37 acres in size and bordered by Hawaii Avenue to the west and John McCormack Road to the east. The West Campus area consists of 44 acres of land to the east of North Capitol Street. The total campus area is 176.4 acres.

Which of the following features are present on campus and which are included within the institutional boundary?:
Present? Included?
Agricultural school No No
Medical school No No
Other professional school with labs or clinics (e.g. dental, nursing, pharmacy, public health, veterinary) Yes Yes
Museum No No
Satellite campus Yes No
Farm larger than 2 hectares or 5 acres No No
Agricultural experiment station larger than 2 hectares or 5 acres No No
Hospital No No

The rationale for excluding any features that are present from the institutional boundary:

The University has a small satellite campus in Alexandria, VA. Catholic University's instructional facility in Alexandria is an 18,500-square-foot space on the second floor of the Catholic Charities USA headquarters building at 2050 Ballenger Avenue in the Carlyle neighborhood near Old Town Alexandria. The space includes seven classrooms, a computer lab, offices for staff, a lounge area, and a break room. Total occupancy is not to exceed 443. Because the satellite campus is a non-contiguous part of the University, located in a separate jurisdiction, and is leased, it has not been included in the institutional boundary.

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