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Carlow University Acceptance Rate, Requirements & Admissions Information

Pittsburgh, PA

Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Minimally Difficult: Most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Foreign Language    
Social Studies 2  
History 2  
Academic Electives 4  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required August 15
SAT Only Recommended August 15
ACT Only Considered if submitted August 15
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Recommended August 15
SAT Subject Tests Only Not used if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
3333 Fifth Avenue
City, State, Zip
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3165
Phone
(800) 333-CARLOW
Fax
(412) 578-6668
E-mail
admissions@carlow.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 4 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
92% of 721 applicants were admitted
Women
94% of 601 applicants were admitted
Men
83% of 120 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
202 (31%) of 662 admitted students enrolled
Women
164 (29%) of 563 admitted students enrolled
Men
38 (38%) of 99 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
0
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.61
3.75 and Above
33%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
17%
2.00 - 2.49
5%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
522 average
480-563 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
1%
Score of 600 - 700
11%
Score of 500 - 600
59%
Score of 400 - 500
26%
Score of 300 - 400
3%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
545 average
500-590 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
1%
Score of 600 - 700
21%
Score of 500 - 600
54%
Score of 400 - 500
24%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
22 average
19-24 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
0%
Score of 24 - 29
33%
Score of 18 - 23
59%
Score of 12 - 17
8%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
 
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

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