Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Carlow University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Carlow University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for Carlow University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Carlow University and can I get accepted? The school has a 92% acceptance rate ranking it #112 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 800 out of 873 applicants were admitted making Carlow University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 56 percent. Carlow University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 30% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Carlow University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Carlow University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 500
SAT Math 25th 480
SAT Composite 25th 980
SAT Scores for Carlow University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 570
SAT Math 75th 550
SAT Composite 75th 1120
Average SAT Score 1050

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Carlow University?

Carlow University typically requires applicants to be in the top 64 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 980 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 910. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1050 out of 1600. The school ranks #95 in Pennsylvania for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 83 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Carlow University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1120 and Above Good >95%
1050 to 1120 Avg + 92%-95%
980 to 1050 Avg - 87%-92%
910 to 980 Reach 80%-87%
Less than 910 Low <80%
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Carlow University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Carlow University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 19
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Carlow University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 23
ACT Composite 75th 24
Average ACT Score 22

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Carlow University?

Admission data indicates that Carlow University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #52 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 29 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Carlow University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Carlow University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >95%
22 to 24 Avg + 92%-95%
20 to 22 Avg - 87%-92%
18 to 20 Reach 80%-87%
Less than 18 Low <80%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
Typical High School Grades

You will need above average high school grades to get into Carlow University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Carlow University was 3.26 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #66 in Pennsylvania for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.26 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Carlow University accepts 92% of all applicants.

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Admission Statistics

Carlow University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 741 132 873
Accepted 685 115 800
Acceptance Rate 92% 87% 92%
Enrolled 201 40 241
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 29% 35% 30%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Carlow University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Carlow University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Carlow University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

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