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- Campus FoodC+
- Student LifeB+
Carlow is a private, Catholic university located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,071 undergraduate students. The Carlow acceptance rate is 87%. Popular majors include Nursing, Early Childhood Education, and Biology. Graduating 53% of students, Carlow alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,700.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.29 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.35 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.35 responses
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- of students say they don't have Greek life.34 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.46 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.23 responses
Carlow University Reviews
I love how driven Carlow is. Carlow wants nothing but success for each and every student. Each professor knows you personally which makes Carlow feel very welcoming. You are provided with so many options so you can be as successful as possible. Carlow is a catholic college but they are open to anyone from any religion, background, and beliefs. Carlow has a large LGBTQ population and allows those students to feel just as welcome. I have recommended Carlow to so many students considering nursing as their major. Carlow has an excellent nursing program with extremely high NCLEX passing rates. Students graduating from Carlow are almost guaranteed a job. With the current situations in the nation, Carlow has made online learning very easy. They are open to communication at nearly all times of the day and they care about the students health. I am very happy with my decision at Carlow.
Having attended Carlow University for five years, I have seen all the in ins and out of the University both being positive and negative. Firstly, I have not a single negative aspect to say about the the professor and the academics that i have receive over the course of my time attending Carlow. The campus is nothing but beautiful and the location is phenomenal being right in the heart of Oakland, Pa. The food's not very great at all and the circulation of choice are very vague. There is barely any party scene, which is great for those serious scholars, but not very great for those party animals out there. The dormitories are pretty small, especially when you are sharing a room with another student and the restrooms are locker room designed, which can be a negative for those that like or need privacy. Overall, my experience at Carlow University was pretty decent!
Attended Carlow for 3 years until I had to transfer to a different college. The professors were okay but they tend to read off the slide and not actually teach. The dorms were always dirty (showers and bathroom). The other residents do not respect the area they share. Met some wonderful people but the school doesn’t take care of its students and even athletes. Campus food is terrible. Tiernan Hall is terrible. When it gets two hours before it closes the staff gets lazy and doesn’t get enough food out to the students. Food choices are not good. Many students are forced to go out and eat fast food because of the bad taste or bad hours that the cafeteria is open. Tuition also got raised because a dramatic drop of students remained, or they decided to live off campus because the dorms were not the best. Do not attend. Many community colleges are better.