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Carlow College

Carlow, Ireland
Campus setting Suburban
Living cost USD 1,423 per month
Student population Medium (1,001 to 10,000)
International students 1%
Institution type Private

About Carlow College

After being fully established in 1782 and receiving their first admissions on 1 October 1793, Carlow College has been creating history for the following years to come. With its long history of being built before the French Revolution erupted, they have been making numerous amount of effort to maintain their strong tradition and identity at keeping their institution as a student-friendly campus where students and lecturers are encouraged to work together.

At Carlow College, they provide undergraduate programmes in Humanities, English, History, Philosophy Theology, Arts, Social Care, and Community studies, as well as quality and well-established Master’s programmes. This continuous effort has created results, including producing generations worth of politicians, priests, writers, and public officials became leaders. For the present, students seek employment in career fields such as in education, community work, the civil service, media, and social care.

Alternatively, a large population of Carlow College students makes plans to proceed to complete their postgraduate studies in adventurous fields such as Philosophy, English, History, Theology, and Social Studies. To ensure that their education quality is continuously maintained, the College has formed valuable partnerships with prestigious institutions such as Carlow University, Pittsburgh, St. Ambrose University, Davenport, Iowa, the Illinois Consortium for International Studies and Programs (ICISP) and even Trinity College Dublin.

Campus information

Carlow College is a classic institution with a progressive outlook that is home to students who wish to thrive in their education with the institution.

Carlow College can be located at the very heart of Carlow town and with a hard to miss place such as Tullow Street one hundred metres away, students at this institution can have access to many features of the town including banks, shops, food outlets, and other ranges of social venues on the doorstep. Besides that, students can also have pedestrian access from the town centre through College Street. The main entrance is located at Dublin Road which is opposite to the Court House which is shared with Carlow’s Arts Centre.


In Carlow College, students are offered with on-campus accommodation during their studies at the institution. Lennon House is dedicated to allocating home for students not only during the academic term but also short-term summer groups. It is situated in such a way from the main college that students can easily walk to and from class at the main College building, as well as Carlow town centre.

Furthermore, Lennon House is an ideal residence place for students since students will have ease of access to public transportation such as buses and trains, and supermarket, bank, post office, restaurants, pharmacy, cinema, and theatre. For students who have a special liking towards sports, there is a leisure centre with a swimming pool and gym at learner discounts on a short-term basis just 5 minutes’ walk away.  

Another attractive feature of the area is Carlovian Hall that functions as a central hub for social interactions on campus. Students can find a lively and friendly atmosphere throughout their visit here as there is consistent flow of visitors throughout the day.


Courses available 7

Education and Teaching 1 English Language 1 Humanities & Social Sciences 6


Reviews 2

" The campus and administration at Carlow is what every first year student would want to experience. The community is welcoming and the classrooms aren't hard to find. The professors are always looking to help a student succeed. If a student is looking into a college that has a small community but …
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"Had a very good experience at Carlow during my four years of undergrad, that I even decided to come back to pursue my graduate degree here. Like that there is the option for traditional classes or online classes. The classes are small enough that professors are able to work one on one with you if …
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