In December of 1843, a group of the Sisters of Mercy from Carlow, Ireland, arrived in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where they purchased the 14-acres that is now known as Carlow College. Originially a women's college, the school has hung on to much of its heritage, but has made decades of developments to improve student living at the institution. Since its early days, Carlow has expanded into three campuses, become coeducational and expanded its academic buildings and student housing. In 2004, the school achieved university status, and about 500 graduate students join nearly 2,000 undergraduates in sustaining a close community in both dormitories and off campus housing.
Student housing is available at and around Carlow University's three campuses in Oakland, Cranberry and Greensburg. Currently, the student body is only seven percent men, though the school is taking steps to attract more male applicants. For example, in 2012, the university will begin a men's cross country team, the first male sport offered at the school. Academically, the school is structured around the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Professional Studies and the Graduate School. To suit the wide variety of interests that students proclaim, Carlow offers programs in many departments, including the Humanities, Natural Sciences, Mathematics, Management, Nursing, Education and Social Change.
Off campus housing in the school's community offers students independence as they explore and make a home of the area. Forbes Avenue, along the east side of campus, is an ideal place for a university apartment, offering a stretch of local hubs, including Pamela's, which is famous for its pancakes and has even served President Obama.
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