Carlow University Profile
Carlow University, the first Catholic, women-centered, liberal arts university established in Pennsylvania, offers a culture of caring and scholarship that prepares students for competent leadership and compassionate service in personal and professional life.
Founded in 1929 by the Sisters of Mercy, Carlow offers more than 50 academic programs in education, humanities, management, natural sciences and mathematics, nursing and social change. Carlow offered its first doctoral program, the PsyD in Counseling Psychology, in 2007, and began offering doctoral degrees in nursing in 2010.
With a student-faculty ratio of 10:1, Carlow’s 1,400 undergraduate students enjoy small classes and individual instruction. The culturally-diverse student population contains traditional and nontraditional students; more than half of whom are the first generation in their family to attend college.
Carlow is located in Pittsburgh, within walking distance of Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh.