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Reviews 418 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Carlow University offers lots of support designed to help the student succeed.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Security is wonderful and close by on campus. If they are needed, there will be someone available to help anyone in need. I have never felt unsafe on campus.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I enjoy my school very much! I always find myself wanting to go to class, never skipping, and doing all of my work. I have met some diverse and wonderful people both students and professors here. I'm excited to continue my studies at this school.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The school takes many intiatives to help students get jobs and even help with the application process. Anytime I mention Carlow to someone they respond with "Wow! That is a great school!"

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm not a part of Greek Life but I know people who are. It is pretty average and does not affect much on campus.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: This school isn't known for its sports so everything is pretty average in this area.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love this school! My classes are small and teachers are helpful and seem to care about students and their courses. My favorite thing is the liberal arts education because I have a wide range of interests so it fits me well.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: 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!

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I personally know different people who previously graduated from Carlow. They all have wonderful careers in their fields, and make the salary that they should expect with their degrees. Before I finished my admissions into Carlow, I asked each one of them if they could go back (knowing what they've learned during and since leaving college) and pick a different school to attend, where would they go? Every single one said that they would pic Carlow again. In my experiences (32 years of life experiences), I have never heard of that, and it speaks volumes.

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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: With the smaller atmosphere, everybody knows everybody. I know that can create drama at times, but it also creates a larger amount of safety and accountability. As a female, I feel EXTREMELY SAFE at Carlow, and have never had any problems, day or night. Also, I have been there 2 years and have never heard of any incidents. They work hard to make sure that we have drills and precautions in place, in case of an emergency. In fact, I feel so safe that I have brought my daughter to campus many, many times, and will continue to do so.

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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: There are not a lot of Greek organizations because Carlow is a smaller, more personal population. For students who want to be involved, there are options, but they do not include the party life. However, Carlow is in Oakland, and close to the other party areas in Pittsburgh, so it really is not needed.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Carlow is simply amazing. If you are looking for a personalized, one-on-one education, I highly suggest giving it a try. In addition, the school staff go out of their way to assist adult and returning students (which I am). They definitely do not neglect the younger population either! I personally know many people who have graduated from Carlow, and they all have said their degree was well worth it!!

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: 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!

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The housing is great. Everyone on your floor is like a huge family. The cost is decent for the dorms but you do automatically get a scholarships to help out with the costs. Depending on the floor you live on, depends on the furniture you have. Some rooms have lofted beds while others do not. Some rooms always have moveable furniture while others do not. The rooms do come with a mini fridge and a microwave which saves a lot of money.

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5 College Freshman

Greek Life: We have a couple of Greek life atmospheres here. We even have one that is totally dedicated to community service. Everyone gets along very well at Carlow University and the events are always opened to other students that are not even involved in Greek life.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Even though Carlow University does not have many sports, we do take pride in going to the games and supporting our team. Carlow even has their own gym that is mainly for people who are in a sport to train. The facility is very helpful and very supportive too.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Here at Carlow University, they are very helpful in making sure you succeed. If you are struggling, your professors will actually sit down with you and figure out what you can do. We also have a very cool career center that helps you find job interviews and interneships. They even help with your resumes and over letter and will go over the interview process with you.

2 College Freshman

Athletics: Our school has limited amount of sports. we do not have a football team which its a hamper on our schools school spirit. Also, we have about 5,000 students and majority of the students commute. there is little school spirit and because we have to travel to another location for every game, it is rare that majority of the students attend every game.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: my favorite experiences at my school are making different friends, living on campus, and being able to be right next to multiple other colleges. my school is unique because it is a mercy school and incorporates all the mercy values into each course that students take. We also have nuns and sisters on campus, as well as a grade school and daycare. I would not choose my school again if i could do it all over again because I feel like I am still in high school sometimes. Additionally, some of the resources we are provided with are mediocre. For example, our sports team do not have games held on campus because there is not an efficient amount of space.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on Campus, as Carlow has their own police force, which is always there to help. I don't know of any campus crimes of any kind. There are many security measures to keep students safe such as outsiders not being able to get into buildings and having regular fire drills. I feel like Carlow takes good safety precautions and I feel safe here.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The professors here are the best. They are extremely knowledgeable and very helpful. All of the professors and advisers I have had have gone above and beyond to help me and pother students. There are a wide variety of courses offered. There are also many class styles including in person classes, labs, and online classes. There class size is small and personal.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Graduates from this school receive many great career opportunities. There are also many internships and jobs opportunities available at Carlow. The alumni network is good and many employers recruit Carlow students. The quality of the career center is great also, as the people there are very helpful and knowledgeable.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I do not live on Campus, but I have heard about it from my friends. I have heard that campus life life is good. I have been to my friends rooms and they are clean and spacious. The dorm also has several community rooms to spend time with friends, which is really nice.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life on Campus is good. Fraternities and sororities are accepting of different kinds of members and are always trying to get other people to join. Greeks and non-Greeks get along with each other. Greeks also volunteer and do good things for the community.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: There are many sports to get involved with at Carlow. Many people participate in sports. I especially hear about people participating in basketball. Students are also eager to watch their sports teams play.

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