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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
    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 5,826 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Duquesne acceptance rate is 72%. Popular majors include Nursing Science, Education, and Practice, Biology, and Marketing. Graduating 80% of students, Duquesne alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $48,700.
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
72%
Application Deadline
July 1
SAT Range
1120-1270
ACT Range
24-29
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$30,540/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$19,545/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

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
51%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.116 responses
40%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.115 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,826Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
116
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
20%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 66 responses
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  • Dedicated
    29%
  • Wealthy
    24%
  • Well-rounded
    23%
  • Busy
    9%
  • Judgmental
    5%
  • Prestige
    5%
  • Stuck up
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
85%
Poll
49%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.138 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.159 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 91 responses
Report
  • Well-Rounded
    32%
  • Horrible
    29%
  • Dedicated Towards its Cause of Teaching Students
    13%
  • Preppy
    9%
  • Put-together
    9%
  • Judgmental
    3%
  • Close Community
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$58,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
80%
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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Duquesne has quickly become my second home! It’s academics are amazing, the dorms are good, and the location is perfect. There are definitely cliques, which can be frustrating and it can be hard to make new friends, especially out of your major. Overall, I would not go anywhere other than Duquesne and I love everything it has brought me!
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I have had an overall good experience at Duquesne University. The academics at Duquesne are rigorous, but attainable with hard work. The professors, advisors, and staff are always willing to help students out so they can reach their goals. While tuition is more expensive than most schools, the small class sizes help students receive individual attention. I have always felt valued at Duquesne and genuinely enjoy studying at this university. The campus is incredibly safe and welcoming, and being located in the city allows for many opportunities, both professionally and socially.
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!