Carlow University, rooted in its Catholic identity and embodying the heritage and values of the Sisters of Mercy, offers transformational educational opportunities for a diverse community of learners and empowers them to excel. Carlow University is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, and it is named after Carlow, Ireland. Carlow University has a unique, rich, and interesting connection to Ireland through through the founding Sisters of Mercy. Carlow University is a private, liberal arts university. Offering small classes, on-site and online programs, and generous financial aid, we provide an exceptional education within a compassionate community rooted in the heritage of the Sisters of Mercy.
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.
In 2004, in recognition of the outstanding faculty and commitment to innovative, diverse, and competitive programs on both the undergraduate and graduate level, Carlow was granted university status. Our roots continue to strengthen our mission - Today, Carlow University continues to fulfill the sisters’ mission through a learner-centric teaching environment nurturing the individual for a lifetime of learning.
Main CampusPittsburgh , Pennsylvania, United States Campus Website0 - 5,000 on Campus100,000 - 250,000 residents in PittsburghLanguage(s) spoken on campus: English
Carlow University is a private, liberal arts university in Pittsburgh. Offering small classes, on-site and online programs, and generous financial aid, we provide an exceptional education within a compassionate community rooted in the heritage of the Sisters of Mercy.