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 Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States
- Association of Colleges