Carlow University

Pittsburgh, PA

Carlow University

Pittsburgh, PA

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An inspiring education for the leaders of tomorrow

With a track record of 97% of job-seeking graduates finding employment or gaining admission to a graduate program within six months of graduation, Carlow University—located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania—prepares its students for life beyond Carlow. 

A tradition of academic excellence
As a private, coeducational Catholic university located in the heart of Pittsburgh’s Innovation District—which features institutions of higher learning, health care centers, and high-tech companies—Carlow believes in nurturing the creativity, diversity, talents, and skills of its students. Student success is accomplished through a tradition of academic excellence coupled with care for each student as an individual, which doesn’t end in the classroom or an internship.

A commitment to social justice
Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1929, Carlow University reflects its heritage with a strong commitment to social justice. The University instills in its students and alumni a commitment to becoming ethical and responsible leaders committed to a just and merciful world. These qualities are touchstones of a Carlow education, encouraging students to demonstrate forward thinking, practice social responsibility, and offer service that makes a meaningful impact to their communities.   

A place for you
The University is composed of two colleges. The College of Health and Wellness prepares students for careers in nursing, respiratory care, and other health-related fields, with an emphasison creating leaders at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. The College of Arts and Sciences is home to students seeking to major in Art, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Education, Psychology, and the humanities and social sciences—just to name a few.

No matter their major, students at Carlow will find exceptionally dedicated teachers and advisors who are active in their fields and equipped to deliver a highly personalized educational experience that meets each student’s particular needs and supports their future direction.

Care for each student
If students feel they need academic support, the Center for Academic Achievement is there to help through individual and group tutoring as well as workshops in writing, research, and learning and study strategies. Tutoring is provided through professionals who are specialists in their fields as well as more than 40 peer tutors who’ve mastered the skills and material for specific courses and have been recommended by Carlow faculty.

Carlow’s Office of Career Development provides career planning services that help graduates make a successful transition from college to career. The Office of Career Development prepares students for the job hunt by offering job listings and search tools, help with résumé writing, appointments for mock job interviews, and career advising every step of the way. Through partnerships with corporateand nonprofit organizations, Carlow is able to provide hands-on experiential learning opportunities to students in every undergraduate major or graduate program.  

Find out more
A Carlow education inspires students to become leaders, achieve academically, and give back to the world in ways that truly make a difference. For more information about enrolling at Carlow, please visit or call us at 412-578-6059.



Ranked #71 among the “Top Regional Universities in the Northeast” and #26 for “Social Mobility” | U.S. News & World Report


Ranked #638 among national universities | Money magazine


Ranked #155 in the Northeast as a “Best Bang for Your Buck” institution |Washington Monthly


Named a 2020–2021 College of Distinction, a Pennsylvania College of Distinction, and a Catholic College of Distinction

Carlow at a glance

• Located in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood, the hub of the city’s university, medical, and high-tech communities; only 10 minutes away from downtown Pittsburgh and its rich entertainment, cultural, and business activities

• More than 45 areas of study offered at the undergraduate and graduate levels

• 10:1 undergraduate student-faculty ratio

• 89% of Carlow undergraduate students receiving financial aid

• Carlow helps students integrate experiential learning into their education through opportunities for: Undergraduate research, internships, study abroad, service learning, and leadership.

• Carlow’s Center for Academic Achievement provides one-on-one mentoring and guidance to help students prepare  for tests, conquer procrastination, get organized, and study more effectively.  

• NAIA–River States Conference Athletics

Men’s and women’s teams:
• Basketball
• Cross-country
• Golf
• Soccer
• Track & field
• Volleyball

Women’s-only teams:
• Softball
• Tennis

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “The small student-teacher ratio played a major factor in my success [at Carlow]. There were times when I needed extra help on my studies, and my professors went above and beyond the call of duty to ensure my success. My professors always treated me with the utmost respect and were just as involved in my education as I was, which was a nice push when I needed it most.”

    • Sanju S. ’19