Carlow University is a nonprofit private institution that has a large number of majors available for students to choose from. The school is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in a predominantly urban area. The school's Roman Catholic affiliation is one of its defining characteristics and plays an important role within the school's curriculum. Approximately 2,800 students are enrolled annually at Carlow University.
A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:
- Health And Clinical Professions
- Business And Marketing Studies
- Biological And Biomedical Sciences
To be considered for admissions, you may be required to fill out an application, write a personal statement, and submit school records, which are then studied by admissions staff. Students may take either the ACT or SAT scores to be considered for admissions at Carlow University. A score within the range of 850 - 1070 on the SAT, or 18 - 23 for the ACT is common among accepted students. Approximately 70% of all students that applied were admitted at Carlow University, with 33% of those admitted choosing to enroll. More information from the admissions office can be found at admissions.carlow.edu.
The cost of tuition is nearly $26,000, but may change from year to year. Students are encouraged to visit the school's tuition calculator to better understand their personal tuition costs. Housing may be available for those who wish to live on-campus for a cost of $5,200 each year. Financial aid may be offered to students that meet the required requirements in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.
Carlow University participates in intercollegiate athletics through the NAIA's American Mideast Conference in Basketball.
For a complete list of areas of study, enrollment information, student services, and more, please take a look at the school's website at http://www.carlow.edu.
Admission Requirements & Details
The admissions information below may provide a better idea of the students Carlow University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- Life Experience Credits
- AP Course Credits
Total enrollment at Carlow University is around 2,300 students, with undergraduate students making up about 62% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Tuition is estimated to be around $29,000 per year for in-state and nonresident students
- For part-time students, charges are between $640-$770 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||100%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||100%||$19,159|
|Receiving Student Loans||87%||$7,754|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help students and recent graduates, Carlow University may provide services like those listed below:
- Online classes
- Classes offered on nights and weekends
- Remedial courses
- Academic counseling for students
- Work study style employment
- Assistance to find work
Carlow University has an overall graduation rate which is close to 62%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||47%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||13%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||3%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Counseling Psychology (Psy.D.) Program
- Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
- Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
Carlow University is a Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), with many of the sports belonging to the NAIA Division II classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Basketball (Kentucky Intercollegiate Ath Conf)
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Carlow University by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
English Language and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Public Administration and Social Services
Security and Protective Services
Theology and Religious Vocations
Visual and Performing Arts
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Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Carlow University for official up-to-date information.