The philosophy of Carlow University is guided by a commitment to the Catholic Intellectual Tradition, a belief in the transformative power of the liberal arts, and a dedication to undergraduate and graduate education that instills social responsibility and a desire to work for the good of all humankind.
These ideals are touchstones of a Carlow education, informing the institution’s mission and values so that students can realize their full potential and become ethical leaders in their personal and professional lives who are committed to a just and merciful world.
In line with its philosophy, Carlow:
The Mercy approach to teaching and scholarship creates a campus culture where men and women experience empathy and mutual respect while valuing inclusion, flexibility and collaboration.
In practice, the University’s philosophy leads to undergraduate and graduate pedagogy and curricula that