The University of Notre Dame, Georgetown University, Boston College, College of the Holy Cross and Villanova University are highly ranked Catholic universities, as of 2015. There are other quality Catholic universities, which range in population, demographics and concentrations.
Consistently ranking in the top of all U.S. colleges, the University of Notre Dame is a primary research institution with over 70 degree majors, graduate programs and a law school, along with Catholic Mass and religious service opportunities for students. Georgetown University is a Jesuit university in Washington, D.C., that offers undergraduate degrees, graduate programs and a medical college. Boston College follows a Jesuit tradition with over 100 active Jesuits serving on campus to incorporate Catholic doctrine in the academics of the college through retreats, courses and religious ceremonies. The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, is a small undergraduate liberal arts college that identifies as Catholic and offers programs in subjects such as African Studies, Chemistry, Catholic Studies, Biochemistry, Peace and Conflict Studies and Naval Science. Villanova University is a Roman Catholic university in Villanova, Pennsylvania, offering undergraduate, graduate and juris doctorate degrees, which bases its academic and campus life around the Augustinian tradition of learning that focuses on well-rounded student growth.