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Carlow University

Pittsburgh, PA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate92%

Carlow University Admissions

It is not difficult to get into Carlow University. Around 92% of applicants get into Carlow University each year. Last year, 1,044 students applied to Carlow University and 961 were admitted.

Consult with Carlow University's admissions department for any important information, including application fees.

Carlow University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Carlow University's admissions stats.

Carlow University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.6
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 12%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 48%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 6%
Waitlist Yes

Carlow University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Carlow University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Info Not Available
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Applying Early to Carlow University?

Carlow University may or may not offer early admission, however the school has not provided any application information. Check with Carlow University directly for more information about early applications.

➡️ Find a list of some competetive colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Carlow University Admissions

Transferring to Carlow University

Transfer student admissions is not difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Carlow University

Carlow University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Carlow University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Carlow University

What does Carlow University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Class Rank Considered
Application Essay Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Interview Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with Carlow University for more information on admission factors.

Carlow University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Carlow University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with Carlow University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)
Transcript(S) of College Record
Transcript of High School Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Carlow University?

Students admitted to Carlow University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.

Out of all students that were admitted, 54% submitted a class rank. At Carlow University 12% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 32% were in the top 25% and 52% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Carlow University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 19.89%
3.75 and 3.99 23.76%
3.50 and 3.74 23.2%
3.25 and 3.49 12.71%
3.00 and 3.24 8.29%
2.50 and 2.9 7.18%
2.00 and 2.49 4.97%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Carlow University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Carlow University does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 48% of Carlow University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 6% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Carlow University?

To be competitive with other Carlow University applicants, you should strive to score between 950 and 1145 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Carlow University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1145 and 25% of scored lower than 950, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Carlow University students scored 550 or higher and 75% of students scored 480 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Carlow University students scored 590 or higher, and 75% scored a 480 or higher.

To be most competitive at Carlow University, you should strive to earn between 21 and 24 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 24 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Carlow University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 24, and three out of four students scored lower than 24 on the ACT.

A 21 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Carlow University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 21.

More Information on Transferring to Carlow University

For transfer students, it is not difficult to get admitted to Carlow University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Carlow University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

Carlow University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Carlow University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Carlow University.

Does Carlow University accept transfer credits?

✅ Carlow University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Carlow University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • Life Long Learning Credit

Does Carlow University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Carlow University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Carlow University?

✅ Carlow University is not test optional.

What is Carlow University's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Carlow University is 92%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Carlow University?

🟨 Carlow University may or may not offer early decision. The school has not provided any information on early decision including ED acceptance rates.

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Carlow University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Less Selective


How hard is it to get into Carlow University? Carlow University is a less selective institution. The Carlow University acceptance rate is 92%. This means that the institution accepts 92 out of every 100 applicants.


Carlow University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Carlow University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Carlow University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Carlow University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

950 - 1145


Math SAT Range

475 - 550


Reading SAT Range

480 - 590

Carlow University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Carlow University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.6. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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