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.
Duquesne University Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.82 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.115 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.114 responses
Most Popular Majors
Nursing Science, Education, and Practice263 Graduates
Logistics and Supply Chain Management74 Graduates
Early Childhood Education67 Graduates
Public Relations65 Graduates
Physician Assistant42 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.137 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.158 responses
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.61 responses
Duquesne University Reviews
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!
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.