Carlow University’s campus, located in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh, is an approximate 30-minute drive from Pittsburgh International Airport. Located within Allegheny County, Pittsburgh is known as the city of bridges and is the biggest city in southwestern Pennsylvania. This prime location offers undergraduate and graduate students the best of a small university located within the heart of a vibrant, welcoming city rich in history and ethnicity and a thriving food scene.

Notable things to do and see in and around Pittsburgh

Taillights create a blur on a city street in Pittsburgh with Station Square visible across the river.
  • The Strip District
  • Heinz Field, home to the Pittsburgh Steelers
  • PNC Park, home to the Pittsburgh Pirates
  • PPG Paints Arena, home to the Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Monongahela and Duquesne Inclines
  • Pittsburgh’s South Side
  • Fort Pitt Museum

Notable places to eat in the Pittsburgh area

  • Primanti Brothers
  • Pamela’s Diner
  • Church Brew Works
  • Prantl’s Bakery
  • Tessaro’s
  • Gaucho
  • Smallman Galley
  • Federal Galley
The downtown Pittsburgh skyline with Point State Park in the foreground.

Great parks in and around Pittsburgh

  • Point State Park
  • Schenley Park
  • Frick Park
  • Highland Park
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