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Carlow University is a private institution that was founded in 1929. It has an urban setting and the campus size is 14 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Carlow University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), Tier 2. Its tuition and fees are $23,504 (2011-12).
|School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):|
Carlow University, the only Catholic women-centered liberal arts university in Pennsylvania, prepares students, primarily women, for competent leadership and compassionate service in personal and professional life.
Carlow University provides a supportive environment where faculty and staff focus on helping students both academically and professionally. Small class size ensures individual attention from Carlow's faculty.
Carlow offers more than 50 undergraduate and 18 graduate degree programs.
The University offers peer tutoring, study groups and seminars in skill development, an honor's program, study abroad, guaranteed internships and cross-registration at nine other local colleges and universities.
Carlow's core curriculum themes, reflecting on learning, valuing and respecting self and others, and expanding world view, expand and realize each person's potential.
Carlow's culture extends beyond a core curriculum and the classroom to affect the daily life and fundamental assumptions of all of the persons that comprise Carlow University.
|Religious affiliation||Roman Catholic|
When applying to Carlow University, it's important to note the application deadline is July 1, and the early action deadline is September 30. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Carlow University is $20. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 65.1 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||65.1%|
|Application deadline||July 1|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Carlow University is 10:1. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 74.0 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||N/A|
|Five most popular majors for 2011 graduates|
Carlow University is part of the NAIA athletic conference.
|Student gender distribution||N/A|
|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||NAIA|
Campus Info & Services
Carlow University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, health service, and health insurance. Carlow University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Carlow University, 3 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Carlow University.
|Students who have cars on campus||3%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
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|Tuition and fees||$23,504 (2011-12)|
|Room and board||$9,256 (2011-12)|
|Financial aid statistics||N/A|
* Overview details based on 2011 data