Pittsburgh, PA
Carlow University


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Recent Reviews

Ashleigh
Describe the students at your school.

Big hearted and friendly

Describe the students at your school.

Big hearted and friendly

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Look at colleges of different sizes and locations to find the one that is right for you. Choose a school you want to attend not one a friend is going to or one someone in your family already attended. If you are not happy with the school you attend you're the one that will be miserable.

What's unique about your campus?

Same classrooms with teachers that know each student.

Kristen
Describe the students at your school.

Studnets here are fun energetic and outgoing.

Describe the students at your school.

Studnets here are fun energetic and outgoing.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Look at more than one college and go with your gut. Do not say I want this college because of my boyfriend. Choose the school that best fits what you want out of life. College is suppossed to be fun but rewarding at the same time. Give yourself plenty of time to choose and make sure you look at the campus before you choose it. You will have to live there for 2-4 years so you better like where you are.

Nicole
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Start off slow. Let your kids settle for CCAC bacause then if they find college to be too hard atleast you are not wasting 50...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Start off slow. Let your kids settle for CCAC bacause then if they find college to be too hard atleast you are not wasting 50,000 dollars like you do at carlow.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about carlow is that we are definately getting a very upper class education.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

A person who is not good at dealing with stress shouldn't attend carlow because it is the hardest thing and there is never a time when you are not stressed out.

Aileen
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

In order to make sure the college that you are choosing is right for you, the best advice I can give you would be to visit at...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

In order to make sure the college that you are choosing is right for you, the best advice I can give you would be to visit atleast five prospective schools and meet with faculty, advisors, and current students in order to get a better understanding of the colleges' standards and values. This also helps you get a foot in the door if you haven't been accepted yet, with the added bonus already knowing people if you do end up attending that school. In order to make the most out of the college experience, it's important to attend the orientation events/icebreakers so you get to know other new students and can make new friends. It's also important to become involved in any sports or activities that you enjoy so that you can meet other people with similar interests. It's also a great idea to introduce yourself to your professors and ask them for help when needed. This way, you're not just a face in the crowd or a number, and you can build a relationship with them that will come in handy when you need a reference or letter of recommendation.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I would have known how conservative the school is, how religious the school is, and how there are limited number of classes avaliable so it makes scheduling everything that is required very difficult.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who is looking for a laid-back party kind of college experience. Someone who likes to interact with equal amounts of men and women because the school is mostly women.

Lisa
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

When in the process of finding a college it is very important to check out the school, more than one time, because it really ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

When in the process of finding a college it is very important to check out the school, more than one time, because it really allows you to get the feeling for the school and life on campus. It is also very important that when finding a school the student is able to make their selection on schools they want to attend and should not let influences, such as family memebers, friends, and money to change their mind about a school. If the school is the one they want to attend they should try to find a way to make things work for themselves and if money is a problem to find a way to get loans and grants to cover the cost.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

One of the things that i would have liked to know before i came to the school was it was very important to get the list of required courses for your major early. This would have been useful during the registration process because i would already have an idea when i should try to fit the courses that i need to graduate on time.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The worst thing about my Univerisitty is the amount of time it takes for everything to process with finanical aid. This semester i found myself having to run around trying to make sure that my money was going to be in with enough time for my classes to count because it was taking so long to get my loans through school to be approved. If they would be approved quicker and everything worked out it would have made the start of this semester easier.

Molly
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Every college is unique in its own way. Carlow University is a great liberal arts college. Carlow stresses the importance of...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Every college is unique in its own way. Carlow University is a great liberal arts college. Carlow stresses the importance of women in our society and there is definitely equal opportunity for women on campus, generally because it is mostly women who attend the college. Because of the smaller class sizes, students often are able to communicate with their teachers easily. The mellow atmosphere of the campus ensures students that they are capable of interacting with fellow students and professors and are encouraged to be opened minded to different views, cultures, and ethnicities.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

It can be very hard and stressful to decide which college is right for you (or your child.) The best advice from one student to a future student is to base your decision on your own wants and needs. Make sure to find a campus that suites you, and only you. You are the student, you are the one eating the food, receiving the education, meeting new people, and making new friends. Parents, teachers, and peers may help you by suggesting schools, but make sure the school that you choose is the one that you want to attend. Visit every campus that you are interested in and keep in mind all of the pros and cons of each school. When you walk on each campus, one will stick out, one will feel like home to you. Although you may have heard scary stories about college and the college life, it is what you make it out to be. College could be the worst thing that every happened to you, or it could be the greatest conquer in your life, either way, its an obstacle. Hang in there, study and work hard, and you will love your college experience.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The worst thing about Carlow is the food. Although it is college, and most college food is not exactly five course meal material, I do believe that after all the money students pay to live on campus, we deserve to have scrumptious food.

Kristin
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If you truly want to be happy and fulfilled in your college choice, listen to your instinct. For instance, if you arrive on c...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If you truly want to be happy and fulfilled in your college choice, listen to your instinct. For instance, if you arrive on campus for a tour, and are bothered by some of the little things (such as dorms, food or even the overall friendliness) take that to heart. You are at college no only to learn, but to grow mentally, spiritually, and physically. If you feel held back, or uncomfortable in any way, chance are things won't get any easier. No matter what people say, choose what is right for YOU. You will get the most out of what you put into your college experience by living your life the way you want to live it. Be independent and stay focused in a timely manner. Remember-school first, then activities.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about carlow is the friendliness from the professors. They aren't just there to get paid, they are there to help you succeed.

What kind of person should attend this school?

More men should attend this school because it is badly needed. This is mainly a female oriented university, and I think more male students would help diversify it more.

Charisma
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Carlow is best known for its intense nursing and biology programs. Carlow instrctors are tough and do not not budge on academ...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Carlow is best known for its intense nursing and biology programs. Carlow instrctors are tough and do not not budge on academic issues. Carlow is a school that like good numbers and will do anything to keep their numbers looking good. Carlow is expensive. The nursing program is a little easy to get into because Carlow wants the money, but it is very easy to get kicked out of the nursing program., You have to be a serious student to succeed at Carlow. Not a shool to drink or party at, but Carlow will get you ready for the world.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Parents and students should visit the school and ask questions. I would ask students at the college and make sure that these questions are asked to current enrolled students maybe sitting in the cafeteria or in the library. I would ask to see the college's mission statement and asked real life hypothetical questions to see how the college will handle the ups and downs of student life.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The sceduling needs an overhaul. There are too few classess and Carlow has some weird combinations of day and hours that vcan make it nearly impossible to get a decent schedule every year.

Rachelle
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Looking for a college that is suitable for their needs. Finding an extracirricular activity to ease into the experience and ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Looking for a college that is suitable for their needs. Finding an extracirricular activity to ease into the experience and potentially make friends and memories that will last a lifetime. Find a school that has a good security system. Also find a school that is technologically advanced. Get the most for what you pay for, and get involved. Ask about the financial aid that is available while attending the school and any additional costs that may be added through the school. Also look into scholarships that are available to you for many different things.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I would have known more about the extracirricular activities, and what the school has to offer as far as off campus housing is concerned.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who is looking for a smaller campus with smaller class sizes.

Stephanie
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell students to visit every single school that is even within a realm of possibility before deciding. While various ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell students to visit every single school that is even within a realm of possibility before deciding. While various information given by admissions counselors is great to have, nothing can make or break a deal like visiting. I would tell students to take into consideration the pros and cons of every single campus before picking one, because for the most part, once you pick one you're pretty much spending four years there. Do a lot of research, don't just go with what your friends are doing or what you think your parents want you to do. This is the beginning of YOUR life as an adult, so start it off right.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

How strict they are with overnights and visitors. Visitors have to be signed out by eleven, except for Friday and Saturday, they can be signed out at two. Overnights are very limited and can only take place on the weekends. I feel that since this is college, it's time to not be babysat anymore - we should be allowed to have looser visitation rules.

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