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  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
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B
Duquesne is a highly rated private, Catholic university located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 5,851 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Duquesne acceptance rate is 74%. Popular majors include Nursing Science, Education, and Practice, Biology, and Marketing. Graduating 79% of students, Duquesne alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $45,400.
About Duquesne University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Northeast Conference
Address
Administration Bldg 600 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
Website
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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
74%
Application Deadline
July 1
SAT Range
1055-1230
ACT Range
24-29
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$28,930/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $19,546/ year
  • $30-48k
    $21,066/ year
  • $49-75k
    $25,692/ year
  • $76-110k
    $30,803/ year
  • $110k+
    $32,642/ year
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Academics

Professors
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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
49%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.114 responses
38%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.113 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,851Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
22%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 91 responses
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  • Ugly
    25%
  • Dedicated
    20%
  • Wealthy
    16%
  • Well-rounded
    15%
  • Busy
    7%
  • Cringeworthy
    5%
  • Judgmental
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
83%
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.136 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.157 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 89 responses
Report
  • Well-Rounded
    33%
  • Horrible
    30%
  • Dedicated Towards its Cause of Teaching Students
    11%
  • Preppy
    9%
  • Put-together
    9%
  • Judgmental
    3%
  • Close Community
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$56,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
79%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
97%
National
83%
89%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.61 responses
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Duquesne University Reviews

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I think Duquesne is wonderful, especially for the city it’s in. The professors have mostly been dedicated and the smaller size really makes it known that I’m valued as a person and that they want the best for me. The only drawback is typically everyone knows each other from previous schools already so distance students can feel a little left out at first. However, as long as you become social and go to some of the many extracurricular programs Duq offers, you will do great!
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This was my safe school, but I ended up coming here due to the substantial financial aid that was offered and its proximity to home. This school isn't horrible, but if you are truly not in love with it in the first place, you never will be. In classes you will feel like you aren't progressing to the level you should be, like you're still in high school. If you're looking to be entertained during the week or the weekend do not bother to come here! This place turns into a ghost town since most students are from Pittsburgh they go home on weekends so they don't have to sit around in their dorms. No parties happen unless you're involved in Greek Life and occasionally go to mixers, but Greek Life here isn't the way it is at bigger schools. Also there is absolutely NO school pride. Overall Duquesne is the school you choose if you're not ready to leave home yet or have real life experiences.
Deciding to attend Duquesne University was a great choice for me. This school has been the perfect fit. I am a part of the Rangos School of Health Sciences. Although it is extremely challenging, as long as you apply yourself and figure out the best way to study, you'll be fine! The location is PERFECT. Walkable distance to very many locations.