More about Carlow University

Carlow University is a Catholic university located in the heart of Pittsburgh’s “Tech, Ed, and Med” district, making it an ideal location for students to thrive. 

The university offers students a variety of undergraduate programmes, which include: accounting, criminal justice, political science, psychology, and information technology management. Moreover, students can specialise at graduate level, to include subjects like fraud and forensics, and counselling psychology.

Carlow University consists of three separate campuses: Oakland, Cranberry, and Greensburg. The main campus – the Oakland campus – is on a 13-acre piece of land and consists of 14 buildings. These include: the A.J. Palumbo Hall of Science and Technology, Aquinas Hall and McAuley Hall.

Carlow University athletic teams – the Celtics – are part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), primarily competing in the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (KIAC). Men's sports include basketball and cross country; while women's sports include basketball, cross country, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball.

Moreover the Carlow University Centre for Academic Achievement (CAA) provides tutoring and academic support to students in math, science, writing, and learning skills. Faculty members and students collaborate to support learning for a wide range of courses.

There are a wide variety of clubs and organisations on offers to student of Carlow University, which span music, theatre, sports languages and many more. For instance, Care for Kids – a group of students who seek to improve the lives of children in other countries – Psychology Club, Student Athlete Association (SAA), Women in Communication (WIC), and the Resident Student Association which promotes the interests of students living in the campus residence hall community.

Notable alumni include Michele Fabrizi, President & CEO, MARC USA, Celeste Gainey, an author and the first woman to be admitted to the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employee, and Barbara Mistick, President of Wilson College.

Key statistics

  • $26,178
    Out-of-state Tuition and Fees
  • $10,314
    On-campus Room and Board
  • $39,600
    Salary after 10 years
Collected during US Rankings on 10th Oct 2016

Where we are


3333 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3165
United States