1,255 reviews
  1. Pittsburgh, PA
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B+
Duquesne University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Northeast Conference
Address
Administration Bldg 600 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
Website

Duquesne University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
73%
SAT Scores Range
1040-1230
ACT Scores Range
23-28
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Duquesne University

Cost

Net Price
$27,000/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $17,295/ year
  • $30-48k
    $19,970/ year
  • $49-75k
    $24,221/ year
  • $76-110k
    $28,172/ year
  • $110k+
    $30,541/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.82 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.79 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.78 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,747Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
21%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 56 responses
Report
  • Dedicated
    32%
  • Well-rounded
    21%
  • Wealthy
    20%
  • Busy
    9%
  • Judgmental
    5%
  • Prestige
    5%
  • Stuck up
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
84%
Poll
63%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.101 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.122 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 54 responses
Report
  • Well-Rounded
    50%
  • Dedicated Towards its Cause of Teaching Students
    15%
  • Preppy
    15%
  • Put-together
    15%
  • Judgmental
    4%
  • Awkward
    2%

After Duquesne University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$54,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
78%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
89%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.61 responses

Duquesne University Reviews

1,255 reviews
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Move in for freshman is earlier than most schools, but that's because they dedicate a whole week to orientation. Orientation is super fun and allows you to get comfortable with the school environment and the people. It will feel like home by the end of that week, and you'll feel at least a little ready for the first day of classes. I've been here for a week now, and I know already that i chose the right school! I chose this school for its reputation in nursing. In addition to its great reputation, the food is great(lots of options too), bathrooms are clean, showers/sinks arent crowded, people are generally approachable and pleasant(although i can sniff the fakeness of some from a mile away), and the campus/city is very attractive and admirable. My professors are also pretty nice and very qualified.
I'm happy with my decision to go to this small, but academically strong Catholic schooling system. It is much different than most people at my high school would ever go to, most settling at WVU. But I've had such an amazing time meeting new people and experiencing this new part of my life right in the city of Pittsburgh! It's even better because you don't feel the intimidation and rush of actually being in the city, but still can enjoy the sights and sounds. Another thing,going to Duquesne puts you in the middle of about 4 other main schools, making it easy to make new friends and connections for the field you are studying in. It gives us opportunities to be involved in events held at other schools and broadens our ability to learn and succeed. Small classes and a smaller, more compact campus, calls for a closer relationship you could have with your professors and even your peers. Not that it's anything like high school, but it's nice to ask for help and be remembered by name.
Campus housing is just okay at Duquesne. The dorms are very small compared to other colleges. There are two freshman dorms that are rather old and are finally getting renovated. Our main dorm is Towers and that is one of the nicest. The rooms seem a little bit bigger to me, our mail center and dining hall in located within, and the sorority wings are there. There is one apartment style complex which is very old and practically impossible to get into with the lottery system unless you are upperclassmen. The great thing about living on campus is the proximity of classes. It is very convenient to get to class especially if you happen to wake up late! The social atmosphere is great. You can easily visit friends on other floors within your building or sign in at another building with your ID. Housing is pricey at Duquesne but it is a private school and costly to begin with. Overall the convenience is mainly why most stay on campus throughout their college career. I lived on campus freshman and sophomore year but have recently moved off. I love being off campus because I needed my own room and space. It is a great experience either way and do not regret living on campus before my junior year.