Washington, D.C. — one of the first “designed” American cities, and one of the most planned — is an extension of our campus and our classrooms. The city is a laboratory for the students of the School of Architecture and Planning, and the architectural jewel of our nation. The city's museums, historical sites, restaurants, performing arts centers, the world's largest research library (the Library of Congress), and all the iconic buildings and monuments from the city are all nearby, just a short Metro ride away

Our D.C. advantage offers students internship opportunities with organizations like American Institute of Architects, Green Building Council, myriad government agencies, and the Office of the Architect of the Capitol – all minutes away from our campus.

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    The School of Architecture and Planning offers accredited undergraduate, professional graduate, and certificate programs.

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    Discover D.C. with CatholicU

    Washington, D.C., is a city of politics, parades, festivals, museums (did we mention most of them are free?), professional sports, theatres, concerts, shopping, parks, restaurants, monuments, waterways, and trendy neighborhoods.

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    Top Stops in the D.C. Area

    Having our own Metro station right next to campus connects Catholic University 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. 

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