Carlow University, formerly Carlow College, is a private liberal arts university in Pittsburgh, PA.
Carlow University offers small classes with on-site and online programs as well as generous financial aid. Carlow provides an outstanding education in a community deeply rooted in the heritage of the Sisters of Mercy. After many decades of services, the University has retained its Catholic identity and embodied the heritage and values of the Sisters of Mercy. It offers transformational educational opportunities that empower a diverse community of students to succeed in a highly competitive world.Colleges and universities
3333 Fifth Avenue,
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
A little bit of History of Carlow University
The University is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the USA where it was founded and named after Carlow from Ireland. Carlow University possesses a unique, rich, and interesting link to Ireland via the founding Sisters of Mercy.
Catherine McAuley founded The Sisters of Mercy in 1831 in Dublin, Ireland. Catherine is a woman who thrived to reveal the mercy of God in her own work, because of her service to the poor, the sick and the uneducated.
The Sisters of Mercy arrived in Pittsburgh from Carlow, Ireland In 1843 and carried with them the mission to serve the poor, the sick, and the uneducated. After establishing numerous schools, an orphanage, and the Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh (now operated by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, UPMC), the sisters founded Carlow University on September 24, 1929, under the name of Mount Mercy College. The school was renamed Carlow College In 1969. It wasn’t till 2004 that Carlow was granted university status in recognition of the outstanding faculty and commitment to innovative, diverse, and competitive programs on both the undergraduate and graduate level.
The University Student Services complement the learning that takes place in the classroom and enhances the overall educational experience of Carlow’s students. Those who choose this institution are provided with programs and services designed with their future success in mind. Through Carlow Student Services, the university’s staff are here to assist you every step of the way. You will be assisted in ways to get more involved in the Carlow community, how to log onto WiFi, adjusting to a residence on campus, and/or commuter life, getting in shape at one of our two fitness facilities, or looking for job opportunities.
The bottom line: if you have a question or need help and don’t know where to go, what to do, or who to ask—start with us— 412.578.8776.
Today, Carlow University continues to fulfill the sisters’ mission through a learner-centric teaching environment nurturing the individual for a lifetime of learning.