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

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
76%
Application Deadline
July 1
SAT Range
1040-1210
ACT Range
23-28
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Duquesne University

Cost

Net Price
$27,948/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $18,818/ year
  • $30-48k
    $20,010/ year
  • $49-75k
    $24,186/ year
  • $76-110k
    $28,669/ year
  • $110k+
    $31,969/ year

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
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.80 responses
51%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.79 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,720Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
21%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 57 responses
Report
  • Dedicated
    32%
  • Wealthy
    21%
  • Well-rounded
    21%
  • Busy
    9%
  • Judgmental
    5%
  • Prestige
    5%
  • Stuck up
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
83%
Poll
64%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.102 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.123 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 55 responses
Report
  • Well-Rounded
    51%
  • Dedicated Towards its Cause of Teaching Students
    15%
  • Preppy
    15%
  • Put-together
    15%
  • Judgmental
    4%
  • Awkward
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$54,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
74%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
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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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.
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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!
Duquesne University thrives in academics and a multitude of opportunities available for each student. The safety, at some times extreme allows for a small campus in a large city to feel very protected. The food could use improvement, but offers a wide variety in options for college dining, and accomodates for most all allergies and diets. There is a lack in club sport activities, which may involve more students. The Power Center is an excellent resource, as well as the Barnes and Noble Bookstore on campus. Duquesne provides a great education with qualified and knowledgeable professors. The campus is almost picture perfect and makes the transition into college very fluent.