Coordinates: 40°26′23″N 79°57′51″W / 40.43972°N 79.96417°W / 40.43972; -79.96417 Carlow University is a Roman Catholic university founded in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, on September 24, 1929, by the Sisters of Mercy from Carlow, Ireland. Originally called Mount Mercy College, the name was changed to Carlow College in April 1969. In 2004, Carlow College achieved university status. It was originally a women's college until 1964? when men were admitted. The current student body is 93% women and 7% men.