Duquesne University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
NCAA Division I-AA
Duquesne University Rankings
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Evening Degree Programs
- 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.79 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.78 responses
Most Popular Majors
Nursing Science, Education, and Practice131 Graduates
Management Sciences and Information Systems81 Graduates
Logistics and Supply Chain Management66 Graduates
Physician Assistant55 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.101 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.122 responses
After Duquesne University
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.61 responses
Duquesne University Reviews
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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'm happy with my decision to go to this small, but academically strong Catholic schooling system. It is much different than most people at my high school would ever go to, most settling at WVU. But I've had such an amazing time meeting new people and experiencing this new part of my life right in the city of Pittsburgh! It's even better because you don't feel the intimidation and rush of actually being in the city, but still can enjoy the sights and sounds. Another thing,going to Duquesne puts you in the middle of about 4 other main schools, making it easy to make new friends and connections for the field you are studying in. It gives us opportunities to be involved in events held at other schools and broadens our ability to learn and succeed. Small classes and a smaller, more compact campus, calls for a closer relationship you could have with your professors and even your peers. Not that it's anything like high school, but it's nice to ask for help and be remembered by name.
Campus housing is just okay at Duquesne. The dorms are very small compared to other colleges. There are two freshman dorms that are rather old and are finally getting renovated. Our main dorm is Towers and that is one of the nicest. The rooms seem a little bit bigger to me, our mail center and dining hall in located within, and the sorority wings are there. There is one apartment style complex which is very old and practically impossible to get into with the lottery system unless you are upperclassmen. The great thing about living on campus is the proximity of classes. It is very convenient to get to class especially if you happen to wake up late! The social atmosphere is great. You can easily visit friends on other floors within your building or sign in at another building with your ID. Housing is pricey at Duquesne but it is a private school and costly to begin with. Overall the convenience is mainly why most stay on campus throughout their college career. I lived on campus freshman and sophomore year but have recently moved off. I love being off campus because I needed my own room and space. It is a great experience either way and do not regret living on campus before my junior year.