#45 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

Carlow University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Student Population
Carlow University overview
Location Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Online carlow.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Carlow University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Carlow University is a small four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the Roman Catholic faith. In the most recent statistical year 721 prospective students applied, and 662 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 163 enrolled in the school.  1,246 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 830 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $29,652 plus fees of $876. Carlow University is ranked 730 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Carlow University is rated within the lower 43% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
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SAT 980/1153
ACT 19/24
GPA 3.26
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Carlow University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,400
Other Fees$876
Room and Board $11,902
Budget for Other Expenses$2,082
Total One Year Cost$45,912

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$41,900 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
51% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Carlow University students
Subject Percent of Class
Health Professions 26%
Education 24%
Business 13%
Psychology 9%
Biology 6%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=211431 IPEDS survey data for Carlow University.

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