Carlow University 1

2014 Quick Stats
3333 Fifth Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3165

Phone: (412) 578-6000
2012-2013 Tuition
tuition and fees
Jul. 1
application deadline

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Regional Universities (North)

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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 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), Tier 2. Its tuition and fees are $24,438 (2012-13).

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.
A leader in adult education for 28 years, Carlow was first in Pennsylvania to offer accelerated and weekend programs.

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.

General Information

School type private
Year founded 1929
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Academic calendar semester
Setting urban
2012 Endowment N/A


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.

Selectivity less selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 65.1% 4
Application deadline July 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 1

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Academic Life

The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 74 percent.

Class sizes N/A
Student-faculty ratio N/A 4
4-year graduation rate N/A
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
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Student Life

Carlow University is part of the NAIA athletic conference.

Total enrollment N/A
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

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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

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Tuition and fees $24,438 (2012-13)
Room and board $9,630 (2012-13)
Financial aid statistics N/A

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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