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Study at Carlow University

Carlow University, established in 1929, is a private Roman Catholic university located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The campus of the university is spread across an area of 14 acres. The institution offers more than 50 academic programs. Carlow University is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • The Division of Humanities
  • The Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • The School for Social Change
  • The School of Education
  • The School of Management
  • The School of Nursing
Carlow University's athletics department fields a number of men's and women's sports teams. They compete in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). Nicknamed the Celtics, the teams participate in basketball, softball, soccer, volleyball, and tennis, among others.

Profile of Carlow University

Carlow can be found in Pittsburgh, PA (a large city). One of the defining characteristics of the school is its status as a Roman Catholic school. Carlow is a private, not-for-profit institution. The Doctoral degree is the highest degree at the school.

Course Topics

The range of program offerings available from Carlow is especially impressive compared to its number of students. The most common majors at the school are in education and teaching, nursing and emergency medicine, and therapy and Counselling.

Carlow Selectivity

Carlow does not have an open admissions system. Not everyone who applies is accepted. Only 25% of students scored 450 or lower in 2007 on the verbal SAT test. Math SAT scores at the school centered around 430 to 530, but ranged both higher and lower.


A tenure system is one way Carlow works to keep a high-quality staff.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, 2, 178 students were enrolled in the school. Older students (40+ years old, e. g. ) are welcome and common at Carlow. A very high share of students at the school are female.

Student Life

A lot of students at Carlow attend part-time. The school offers students meal plans. Carlow student athletes compete in American Mideast Conference competitions.

Carlow Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching101elementary school teaching, early childhood education, art education, special ed, educational administration, secondary teaching, social studies teaching, instructional media design, . . .
Nursing and Emergency Medicine77registered nursing, nursing administration, various nursing
Liberal Arts68interdisciplinary studies, liberal arts and sciences, sociology, creative writing, technical and business writing, history, Spanish language, English, . . .
Business and Management57business, business administration, accounting, human resources management, marketing, business and related services, international business, auditing
Therapy and Counselling49Counselling psychology, psychology, physical therapy
Science18biology, chemistry
Media17communication and journalism, communication studies
Art Studies10art studies
Family and Social Work7social work
Computer Science and Engineering5information science, computer science
Mathematics4mathematics, math
Religion and Philosophy3theology, philosophy
Science and Laboratory Technician2science tech
Medicine2health professions
Conservation and Resource Management0environmental science
Photography and Commercial Art0commercial art
Fine Arts0art history and criticism
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy0occupational therapy

Contact: Carlow

Carlow University

3333 Fifth Ave

Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3165

General Phone: (412) 578-6000


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