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If you want to know more about Carlow University, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Carlow University Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Carlow University was awarded 7 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is health professions.

Overall Quality

Carlow is ranked #944 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list.

Carlow also holds the #92 spot on the Best Colleges in Pennsylvania ranking.

See all of the rankings for Carlow University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Carlow?

Acceptance Rate

With an acceptance rate of 92%, Carlow University is easier to get into than many other schools. But that doesn't mean you can slack off on your application. Make sure to treat this school like any other when submitting requested materials and documents.

Average Test Scores

About 83% of students accepted to Carlow submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 460 and 520. Math scores were between 440 and 520.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Carlow University  ( 460 to 520 )

SAT Math Scores for Carlow University  ( 440 to 520 )
Carlow received ACT scores from 29% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 20 and 24.

ACT Composite Scores for Carlow University  ( 20 to 24 )

Learn more about Carlow University admissions.

Carlow University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Carlow, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 12 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Carlow University is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Carlow University

Freshmen Retention Rate

Carlow University has a freshmen retention rate of 78%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  78 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Carlow for first-time, full-time students is 40%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  40 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Carlow University.

Carlow University Is Not Very Diverse

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,365 undergraduates at Carlow with 1,075 being full-time and 290 being part-time.

Carlow Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

With an overall score of 17.54 out of 100, Carlow is one of the least diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  17.54 out of 100
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How Much Does Carlow University Cost?

The overall average net price of Carlow is $19,725. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Carlow

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$16,581 $16,362 $18,406 $22,256 $25,470

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Carlow, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Carlow, approximately 96% of students took out student loans averaging $7,420 a year. That adds up to $29,680 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Carlow is 7.9%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Carlow Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Carlow make around $39,700 per year during the early years of their employment. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


See which majors at Carlow University make the most money.

Location of Carlow University

Carlow University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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Location of Carlow University

Contact details for Carlow are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3333 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3165
Phone: 412-578-6000

Carlow University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 30 majors graduated from Carlow University. Of these students, 313 received undergraduate degrees and 267 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 110 $57,300
General Biology 40 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 21 $23,700
General Psychology 21 $24,900
Accounting 20 NA
Business Administration & Management 17 NA
Allied Health Professions 14 NA
Liberal Arts General Studies 10 NA
Social Work 8 NA
Human Resource Management 8 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Carlow University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Carlow

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 959 students took at least one online class at Carlow University. This is a decrease from the 1,023 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 959 327
2016-2017 1,023 371
2015-2016 1,193 379
2014-2015 1,107 368
2013-2014 750 238

Learn more about online learning at Carlow University.

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