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18500
Students enrolled in this school.
10
Bachelor's programs offered entirely in English.
Master's programs offered entirely in English.

Why should I study here?

If you’re looking for somewhere different to attend college, somewhere that will welcome and challenge you, somewhere you will grow as a person and have fun along the way, you need to think beyond, you need to think about Carlow College.Carlow College, St. Patrick’s, is Ireland’s second-oldest university-level institution. Founded in 1782, we have a distinguished history as a college of teaching and research in the humanities. We welcome students from all backgrounds and abilities. Our emphasis is on enabling students to engage with their chosen course and achieve their goals. Our graduates demonstrate flexibility, critical thinking, cultural awareness, creativity, and communication skills.

What are the admissions criteria?

US applicants need either an IB diploma ORAPS with 4s in relevant topics OR subject-specific AP scores.  

Additionally, SAT scores of 1200+ or ACT scores of 24-26+ are required. The GPA minimum is 3.0.

What is student life like?

There are more than 140 clubs and societies.

Scholarships & Funding

There is merit based scholarship up to 2000 euros available. 

Housing options.

Single rooms in the student residences cost 5300-5800 per year.

Dining information

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Beautiful European cities to choose from.
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Top-tier universities accepting international students.
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Typical savings against a private university in the US.
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Typical savings against in-state tuition in the US.
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