Carlow University

426 reviews
  1. Pittsburgh, PA
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    A
Carlow University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Address
3333 Fifth Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Website

Carlow University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
91%
SAT Range
845-1045
ACT Range
17-22
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$18,099/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,016/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,583/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,563/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,021/ year
  • $110k+
    $24,206/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.29 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.29 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.29 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,013Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
18%
Pell Grant
54%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Committed
    53%
  • Ambitious
    27%
  • Unique
    13%
  • Mediocre
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
74%
Poll
43%
of students say they don't have Greek life.28 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.40 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Traditional, but up to date on technology & trends
    57%
  • Traditional
    33%
  • Old
    10%

After Carlow University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
60%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
87%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.23 responses

Reviews

426 reviews
  • Excellent
    73
  • Very Good
    143
  • Average
    157
  • Poor
    25
  • Terrible
    28
Somehow Carlow has found a perfect balance or old and new. You are directly in the middle of older, traditional buildings/grounds/architecture, but has the same amount of updated technology and resources. It makes for a perfectly balanced experience. While the campus is smaller than many other schools, there is no shortage of activities and social scenes (both alcohol and non) surrounding the area. It has the perfect mix of students: young/older, traditional/non-traditional, day/evening, and a wide variety of different backgrounds and lifestyles.

I love the one-on-one experience and assistance that I have received from the faculty and staff at Carlow University. The professors are extremely kind and fair, easy to communicate with, and make every attempt to help their students succeed. Of course you have some students who say same professors are horrible, but those are usually the ones who do not do their work. Personally, I could not attend a school where I'm one little seat in a big theater, and only 1 out our 300 students. I need the more personalized atmosphere and connections. I have complete 4 semesters at Carlow, and I would not change it for the world!
  • College Sophomore
  • 7 months ago
Athletics are not the "hallmark" at Carlow, but they do offer a variety and are always adding more. When people make suggestions, Carlow is amazing at listening and helping the students with their suggestions. We definitely will not be in the Final Four any time soon, but for a smaller, more private school, they offer a good selection. There is a good amount of support for Carlow, and everyone who goes there loves to represent!
  • College Sophomore
  • 7 months ago
Individualized Attention and Caring Professors – The professors in the communication department, and the whole School for Social Change are amazing. All are always willing to help out, and theya re all experts in their field! They value students so much, and do everything and anything they can to help us succeed. My professors have helped me get a prestigious internship at an advertising company, and are constantly helping me think about the future - grad schools, jobs, internships, everything.
  • College Senior
  • June 29 2012