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Discover D.C. with CatholicU

Washington, D.C.,'s festivals, museums, professional sports, theatres, concerts, shopping, parks, restaurants, monuments, waterways, and trendy neighborhoods are all an extension of our campus. Hop on the Metro — at the Brookland/Catholic Z stop — and you'll be at a museum or baseball game or a flea market in minutes. Before you know it, the nation's capital will feel like home.  



At Catholic Z, we do all we can to help our graduates chase their dreams. Our location in Washington, D.C., means students have access to internships in every field imaginable.

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Top Stops in the D.C. Area

Top Stops in the D.C. Area

Having our own Metro station right next to campus connects Catholic Z students to all the D.C. region has to offer: great food, free museums, pro sports venues, and some of the best internships in the world. 

Tour the Top Spots
CatholicU Students Experience Politics on Campus and in D.C.

CatholicU Students Experience Politics on Campus and in D.C.

Washington, D.C., is filled with political activity and opportunities, but it is also full of passionate, driven students integrated into political life whether or not they’re politics majors. 

Studying the Masters at America’s Art Museum

Studying the Masters at America’s Art Museum

In this class, Catholic Z students meet at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., for their art course. They spend each class with just three or four pieces from the Gallery’s collection of Renaissance paintings and sculptures to allow time for thoughtful analysis.

Thinking Outside the Books, History Class Learns from the City

Thinking Outside the Books, History Class Learns from the City

For two and a half hours a week, students explore archives, museums, historical houses, and cultural institutions to learn about the meanings of memory, heritage, place, preservation, community, and controversies in the field of public history.

Washington 101: Getting to Know D.C.

Washington 101: Getting to Know D.C.

In this unique course, students learn about their “college town” as a symbolic city (the design and meaning of its buildings, monuments, and museums), a political city (the behavior of national and local policymakers), and a living city (the city’s economy, neighborhoods, culture, and population).

Sunsetting on apartment building with word Brookland on it
Catholic Z students hugging in front of the Lincoln Memorial

The New York Times named Washington, D.C., the number one place to visit in 2020.

Student in front of elephant at Natural History Museum

Washington, D.C., is home to the Smithsonian's 16 free museums, as well as the National Zoo, which is also free.

Students on the Metro

The Brookland-Catholic Z Metro stop sits next to campus. Within minutes, students can be at museums, shops, restaurants, or a hockey game. 

Students at Nationals Park

Washington, D.C., is home to teams in every major professional sport, including the Washington Nationals, winners of the 2019 World Series. 

Students sitting at a restaurant in Union Station.

Washington, D.C., has more than 2,000 restaurants featuring cuisines from all over the world. 

Rock Creek Park in the fall

There are approximately 250,000 acres of parkland in the Washington, D.C., area, including Rock Creek Park, which runs through the city. 

Unrivaled Opportunities

With its abundant educational and professional opportunities, Washington, D.C. is an extension of the Catholic Z classroom. Check out our various programs and learn why you should study that subject in D.C. at CatholicU.

Why Study in D.C.?