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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
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B
Duquesne University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
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
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
50%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.111 responses
37%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.110 responses
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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 66 responses
Report
  • Dedicated
    27%
  • Well-rounded
    21%
  • Wealthy
    21%
  • Busy
    8%
  • Cringeworthy
    8%
  • Judgmental
    5%
  • Prestige
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
83%
Poll
51%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.133 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.154 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 86 responses
Report
  • Well-Rounded
    34%
  • Horrible
    30%
  • Dedicated Towards its Cause of Teaching Students
    10%
  • Put-together
    9%
  • Preppy
    9%
  • Judgmental
    3%
  • Close Community
    1%

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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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.
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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 have only been here for a few days but overall the college is great. The orientation staff has put in a lot of hard work, time and dedication to ensure that the incoming freshman class has events to be involved in to help them get acclimated with the campus and college life. My academic advisor has also been extremely helpful. Overall, my short time here has been outstanding!