Carlow University

Pittsburgh, PA

Carlow, founded in 1929, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Although it admits a small number of men, the college is primarily concerned with the education of women. Its 14-acre campus is located in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh, ten minutes from the downtown area, near the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University.

Website: www.carlow.edu/

Private
1,365
Undergraduate
Students
(84.1%) 1,148 Women
(15.9%) 217 Men
775
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Minimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate
91% of 877 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.49
SAT Math
440-520 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
460-550 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
20-24 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$43,186
Tuition and Fees
$28,596
Room and Board
$11,108
Average Percent of Need Met
75%
Average Freshman Award
$24,457
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
96
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 19% of classes
10-19 students: 55% of classes
20-29 students: 23% of classes
30-39 students: 1% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Pittsburgh Population
306,211
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Pittsburgh
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
32% of all students
Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
 
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.2% Asian
18.3% Black/African-American
2.0% Hispanic/Latino
4.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
67.1% White
5.5% Unknown
International Students
0.2%
First-Year Students Returning
 
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
42.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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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    
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
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
3333 Fifth Avenue
City, State, Zip
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3165
Phone
(412) 578-6059
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
Not 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
91% of 877 applicants were admitted
Women
92% of 744 applicants were admitted
Men
87% of 133 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
284 (35%) of 802 admitted students enrolled
Women
233 (34%) of 686 admitted students enrolled
Men
51 (44%) of 116 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
3.49
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
440-520 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
0%
Score of 600 - 700
11%
Score of 500 - 600
36%
Score of 400 - 500
47%
Score of 300 - 400
7%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
460-550 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
1%
Score of 600 - 700
8%
Score of 500 - 600
51%
Score of 400 - 500
36%
Score of 300 - 400
4%
Score of 200 - 300
1%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
20-24 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
6%
Score of 24 - 29
24%
Score of 18 - 23
59%
Score of 12 - 17
11%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 16%
Top quarter: 41%
Top half: 78%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$43,186
Tuition and Fees
$28,596
Room and Board
$11,108
Books and Supplies
$1,400
Other Expenses
$2,082
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 15
Final deadline May 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning December 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003303
Free
State Aid Form  

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
212 (97.7%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
194 (91.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
194 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
43 (22.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
75%
Average Award
$24,457
Need-Based Gift
Received by 194 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,809
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 184 (94.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,406
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 91 (46.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,085 (99.3%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,018 (93.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,018 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
226 (22.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
62%
Average Award
$18,975
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,018 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,160
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 964 (94.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,922
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 370 (36.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, English, Humanities, Mathematics, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership, Religious Involvement
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Educators, Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art Therapy/Therapist
  • Auditing
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Communication, General
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminology
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • Human Resources Management and Services, Other
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Theology/Theological Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Psychology
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Biology/environmental science and Management with Duquesne University
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
96
Part-Time Faculty
164
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
28%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 19% of classes
10-19 students: 55% of classes
20-29 students: 23% of classes
30-39 students: 1% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 30% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 70% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
Not Reported
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Science in Nursing

Master's Programs of Study

  • Addictions/Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Art Education
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Forensic Sciences
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Human Resources Management
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Organizational Management
  • Project Management
  • Special Education
  • Writing

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Counseling Psychology
  • Nursing--General
  • Organizational Management

Location and Setting


Pittsburgh Population
306,211
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Pittsburgh
Campus Size
13 acres

Weather

Temperature
18.5 average low in January, 78.9 average high in September
Rain
153 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Pittsburgh
Nearest Train Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Pittsburgh

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
32% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
68%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
 
School Colors
Purple and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Soccer x x    
Softball x x    
Tennis x x    
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Tennis x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Soccer    
Softball    
Tennis    
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
 

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, national fraternities, student government association, campus activities board, spirit (student ambassadors), snap (student nursing association), psea (school education association)
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Navy ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Mostly women
All Undergraduates
1,365
Women
1,148 (84.1%)
Men
217 (15.9%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,075
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.2% Asian
18.3% Black/African-American
2.0% Hispanic/Latino
4.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
67.1% White
5.5% Unknown
International Students.
0.2%
Average Age
25
All Graduate Students
775

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
 
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
42.9%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
53.9%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
57.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Business 1.2%
Arts and Sciences 11.2%
Education 3.3%
Other 0.3%

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