Our world is transforming economically, socially and technologically. Carlow University’s academic programs prepare students to become adaptable, lifelong learners who are well prepared for the careers of today and the future.

Carlow is a private, co-educational, Catholic liberal arts university located in Oakland, the heart of Pittsburgh’s “Eds, Meds, and Tech” district. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1929, this diverse, inclusive Mercy University embodies the values of its founders, offering its students transformational educational opportunities that empower them to excel in their chosen work as compassionate, responsible leaders in the creation of a just and merciful world.

In today’s societal landscape, these espoused values have never been more relevant. 

Consistent with its tradition of academic excellence, Carlow’s curricula and partnerships reflect its strong commitment to social justice, ethical forward-thinking leadership and meaningful service to the community that makes an impact.

About Pittsburgh

The Oakland section of Pittsburgh, a mere 10 minutes from downtown, is considered the medical, academic and cultural center of Pittsburgh, home to world-class hospitals and universities, prestigious museums, and international cuisine.

Campus & Locations

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Maps, Directions & Parking

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