The Catholic University of America is unique as the national university of the Catholic Church and as the only higher education institution founded by the U.S. bishops. Established in 1887 as a papally chartered graduate and research center, the University began offering undergraduate education in 1904.
University Motto: Deus Lux Mea Est. "God is My Light."
Academic Colors: Gold and white
Athletic Colors: Red and black
Accreditation: The Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Religious Affiliation: Catholic