Jack Cherico, Catholic '24, is a Politics major from North Salem, NY. He shares why he chose to attend Catholic University, and what advice he has for prospective students.

Why did you choose to attend Catholic University and what set the Department of Politics apart?

"I chose to attend Catholic University because I felt a special connection to the campus and no other school I visited felt the same way. Being so close to DC while not being in a city campus was the perfect balance for me, and I felt that the academic programs in the Politics department were interesting while also being challenging."

Why did you choose to student Politics?

"I chose to study Politics because I believe the country is in a transitionary period, and being aware of all forms of ideology as well as knowledge of the institutions that made America what it is today is tremendously important."

What's been your favorite part of being a student at Catholic University?

"My favorite part of being a student at Catholic University is the people I’ve been able to meet and establish relationships with. I am a Army ROTC Cadet, an Orientation Advisor, I have served in the editorial staff for the Tower, and I have met people from all around the country and from completely different backgrounds. The one thing that all these groups have in common is they all embody what Catholic University’s core values are, and you’ll very rarely find someone who doesnt buy in to the Catholic University mindset."

What advice would you give to prospective students?

"Take advantage of everything DC and Catholic University has to offer. Make time to see new things as often as possible and don't be afraid to try something that you don’t think you are a good fit for; you might find something that you really enjoy."