Points of Pride

The three significant elements of Carlow’s culture – Catholic, women-centered, learning-centered – are intertwined and inseparable. Not one thrives without the other – they combine to create a culture of caring. They are reflected in the overlapping themes of the core curriculum but these elements of Carlow’s culture also extend beyond a core curriculum and the classroom to affect the daily life and fundamental assumptions of all of the persons that comprise Carlow University.


In 1843, the Sisters of Mercy arrived in Pittsburgh from Carlow, Ireland, with a mission to serve the poor, the sick, and the uneducated. On September 24, 1929, after establishing numerous schools, an orphanage, and the Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh, the sisters founded Carlow University under the name of Mount Mercy College. In 1969, Mount Mercy College was renamed Carlow College.

Location & Contact

Carlow University

3333 Fifth Avenue,

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

United States

Office of Admissions

Degrees Offered

Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Pre-Professional and Certificate Programs

Areas of Study

  • Accounting
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Art Therapy
  • Biology
  • Business Administration and Management
  • Chemistry
  • Communication/Journalism
  • Creative Writing
  • Education/Early Childhood and Elementary
  • Education/Middle and High School
  • English
  • Environmental Studies
  • Health Care Management
  • History
  • Human Resources
  • Mathematics
  • Nursing
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science/Government
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Special Education
  • Theater
  • Women's/Gender Studies