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Carlow University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

110 Undergraduate Degrees
107 Graduate Degrees
$33,692 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
92% Acceptance Rate

Where Is Carlow University?

Location of Carlow University

Contact details for Carlow are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3333 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3165
Phone: 412-578-6000

How Do I Get Into Carlow?

You can apply to Carlow online at:

Admission Requirements for Carlow

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Carlow?

92% Acceptance Rate
86% Of Accepted Are Women
83% Submit SAT Scores
Carlow has the high acceptance rate of 92%, which means it is fairly easy to gain admittance as long as you submit a complete application with requested materials.

Approximately 14% of accepted students are men and 86% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 87%, and the acceptance rate for women is 92%.

Average Test Scores

About 83% of students accepted to Carlow submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 460 and 520. Math scores were between 440 and 520.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Carlow University  ( 460 to 520 )

SAT Math Scores for Carlow University  ( 440 to 520 )
Carlow received ACT scores from 29% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 19 and 25. Math scores were between 17 and 23. Composite scores were between 20 and 24.

ACT English Scores for Carlow University  ( 19 to 25 )
ACT Math Scores for Carlow University  ( 17 to 23 )
ACT Composite Scores for Carlow University  ( 20 to 24 )

Can I Afford Carlow University?

$33,692 Net Price
96% Take Out Loans
7.9% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Carlow is $33,692. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Carlow, approximately 96% of students took out student loans averaging $7,420 a year. That adds up to $29,680 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Carlow is 7.9%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Carlow University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,071 Full-Time Undergraduates
83% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,333 undergraduate students at Carlow, with 1,071 being full-time and 262 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Carlow

There are also 743 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,071 full-time undergraduates at Carlow, 17% are male and 83% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Carlow

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Carlow University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Carlow Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 35
Black or African American 154
Hispanic or Latino 29
White 754
International Students 6
Other Races/Ethnicities 93

Geographic Diversity

Pennsylvania students aren't the only ones who study at Carlow University. At this time, 9 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 7 countries are represented at Carlow. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, Vietnam, and Saudi Arabia.

Online Learning at Carlow University

327 Took All Classes Online
959 Took At Least One Class Online
10.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 7 bachelor’s degree and 8 master’s degree programs available online at Carlow. In 2017-2018, 959 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Carlow has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 11th most popular in Pennsylvania for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Carlow

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Carlow University was 10.9%. This is the #838 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Carlow regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Carlow majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Nursing Administration 63%
Registered Nursing 4%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Carlow ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Carlow.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Nursing Education #32
Nursing Administration #46
Registered Nursing #215
Nursing #271

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Carlow University Nursing Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Registered Nursing 110 0 0 110
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing 0 53 0 53
Nursing Education 0 20 0 20
Nursing Administration 0 19 0 19
Nursing Practice 0 0 15 15
Women’s Health Nurse/Nursing 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 110 92 15 217


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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