Carlow University

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Carlow University can be found in Pittsburgh, PA, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Carlow University has an enrollment of around two thousand students.

Most of the students getting into Carlow University had an SAT score within the range of 1275 - 1555, or got accepted with an ACT composite score within the range of 17 - 23. We were able to estimate the Carlow University average GPA (2.89 - 3.18) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. This school has an acceptance rate of around 95% with 33% of applicants deciding to continue on and enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Carlow University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Carlow University was reported as 95.2% in Fall 2013 with over 665 applications submitted to Carlow University. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • SAT Scores: 1275 - 1555
  • ACT Scores: 17 - 23
  • Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.18

How Hard Is It to Get into Carlow University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Carlow University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Carlow University has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 70.2%
  • 2010-2011: 62.2%
  • 2011-2012: 65.1%
  • 2012-2013: 61.2%
  • 2013-2014: 95.2%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 75.2%

How Does Carlow University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Carlow University is seventy-two percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Point Park University73.9%
Chatham University60.8%
La Roche College55.7%
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Greater Allegheny79.8%
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington73.8%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Carlow University (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading435 - 525
Math420 - 510
Writing420 - 520
Total Score1275 - 1555
ACT®Score Range
English16 - 23
Math17 - 24
Composite Score17 - 23
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