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Carlow College

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1929
Affiliation: Roman Catholic
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 1,632
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $5,030,063
Admissions Address

3333 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3165

Website

http://www.carlow.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@carlow.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.4
Send application by: July 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: N/A
Admissions office telephone: (412) 578-6059
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: July 1
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Send application by: September 30
 
Decision sent by: October 30
Application fee: $20
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://admissions.carlow.edu/apply-online/index.html Tuition deposit: $100 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $100 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Lab 0 2
Foreign language 0 0
Social studies 2 2
History 2 2
Academic electives 4 4
Total academic units 18 22

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: August 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 67%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 67%
Total applicants: 1,053
Total acceptances: 702
Total freshman enrollment: 265
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 75
Male acceptances: 33
Male freshman enrollment: 12
 
Female applicants: 978
Female acceptances: 669
Female freshman enrollment: 253
Out-of-state freshmen: 4%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 15%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 41%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 81%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 87%
Average high school GPA: 3.4
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 100%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 83%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 450 – 560
Math: 440 – 540
Combined: 890 – 1100

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 0.9% 1.8%
600-699 14.6% 7.8%
500-599 35.6% 37.0%
400-499 45.7% 47.5%
300-399 3.2% 5.9%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 28%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 19 – 26
Math: 17 – 24
Composite: 19 – 24

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 2.7% 9.9% 2.8%
24-29 27.4% 25.4% 23.9%
18-23 52.1% 47.9% 40.8%
12-17 17.8% 15.5% 32.4%
6-11 0.0% 1.4% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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