Carlow University, a diverse and inclusive community, is devoted to student success, both while you are with us and after you have graduated. We are:

  • A private, liberal arts institution in Pittsburgh that serves a high percentage of first-generation college students of diverse backgrounds
  • A university with an exemplary tradition of academic excellence
  • A values-driven organization with a deep commitment to service, social justice, equity and inclusion
  • An institution of higher learning which is endorsed by regional employers who hire our graduates and partner with us in preparing students for today’s jobs
  • A compassionate community where everyone matters, deeply rooted in the heritage of the Sisters of Mercy
A plant grows in the water of a pond with a waterfall on the Carlow campus.

Our mission focuses on offering transformational educational opportunities to a diverse community of learners, empowering them to excel in their chosen work as compassionate, responsible leaders in the creation of a just and merciful world

Rooted in five core values, our vision drives us in guiding students into realizing their full potential, ultimately becoming career-ready, ethical leaders.

The University’s philosophy is grounded in Catholic Intellectual Tradition.

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