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.
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.116 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.115 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.138 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.159 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
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!
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!