Angelica Warsaw, Catholic '23, is a Psychology and Sociology student from Birmingham, AL. She shares why she chose to attend Catholic University, and what advice she has for prospective students.
Why did you choose to attend Catholic University and what set the Department of Psychology apart?
"I chose Catholic for a couple of reasons, the first being the location. Attending school in D.C. has provided me with so many opportunities for personal and profession growth that I would not have had otherwise.
The second reason is because of the campus and community size. I really wanted to attend a school where I felt connected to the campus and the people on that campus, and Catholic has both the campus size and student body size that I was looking for in a college."
Why did you choose to student Psychology?
"The reason I chose Catholic University's Psychology program was because of the variety in classes offered. They provide so many choices and you can really create a course load that is interesting to you and is beneficial to your professional goals. Additionally, the class sizes piqued my interest. I wanted to go somewhere where I would not just be face in the crowd, but rather somewhere where I could develop relationships with my professors and classmates."
What's been your favorite part of being a student at Catholic University?
"My favorite part of Catholic University has been the community. I have gained so much from the faculty, staff, and my fellow students that I will carry with me throughout my career. Catholic has welcomed me with open arms and has given me relationships that will last throughout my life. I spent my time at Catholic University incredibly involved and have had the best experiences and gained so much from that involvement. I have been able to plan events for the campus community as a programming chair on Program Board, welcome first-year students as an Orientation Advisor, and even have gotten to work in the Office of the President! I am incredibly grateful for the experiences and friendships I have gained from Catholic's community over the past 4 years."
What advice would you give to prospective students?
"I would say be open to everything that Catholic has to offer. It has a lot of unique aspects that you won't find on other campuses. Additionally, there is something for everyone. It may take some time, but there is a space for everyone's interests and talents. Lastly, don't be afraid of stepping out of your comfort zone. Moving from Birmingham, AL to Washington, D.C. was a HUGE change, but I wouldn't have done it any differently."