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Campus & Student Life at Carlow University

Home to about 1,277 undergraduates in 2020, Carlow is a small, private university located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This urban setting might be best suited for students who like the fast-paced city life. Should you tire of the campus however, Carlow offers a “study abroad” program. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by Carlow can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our Carlow Guide to Distance and Online Learning.

Carlow University is Affiliated With the Roman Catholic Faith.

Some, but not all, schools with a religious affiliation may require a statement of faith or religious studies component. Contact the school to see what their requirements are. If an affinity with the Roman Catholic faith interests you, check out our ranking of The Best Roman Catholic Colleges and Universities.

Carlow Has a Disability Services Site

Individuals with disabilities make up 7.0% of the student population at Carlow. For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit Carlow Disability Services.

Carlow for the Military

While not a "service academy", Carlow does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. Undergraduates have access to one or more ROTC programs. For more information on policies related to veterans, you can visit Carlow Veteran Services . For more information, check out our Carlow for Veterans Guide.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Carlow University

Carlow offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Carlow University

* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.

Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at Carlow University

Carlow has a comparatively small, student body. There were 1,277 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 1,009 (79.0%). Part-time attendance was 268 (21.0%).


Carlow University is Ranked #2,886 for Overall Diversity

Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, Carlow has a very homogeneous student body. We rank Carlow #2886 out of 3,451.

The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.

Overall Diversity at Carlow University

You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at Carlow by looking closer at the ethnic,  genderage, and geographic diversity metrics from the Carlow Diversity Guide.

Carlow University Competes in the NIAA

Carlow has a total of 91 student athletes, 0 men and 91 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.

Athletics Financing

Total Revenue (all teams)$921,659
Total Expenses (all teams)$921,659

For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Carlow University Athletics

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