Students Say

Duquesne University in Pittsburgh is a Catholic University that focuses on “guiding students to be involved, seek their interests, and be constructive members of society.” With around 6,000 undergraduates and a “culturally-rich urban setting” in “the heart of the city,” students get a personalized experience in “an enriching environment in which students are encouraged to think critically and act deliberately.”

Overview

Applicants
6,534
Acceptance Rate
73%
Average HS GPA
3.73

GPA Breakdown

51%
Over 3.75
20%
3.50 - 3.74
13%
3.25 - 3.49
10%
3.00 - 3.24
5%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
520 - 620
SAT Math
520 - 610
SAT Writing
510 - 610
ACT Composite
23 - 28

Deadlines

Early Decision
November 1

Regular
July 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA

Overall

Students Say

Duquesne University in Pittsburgh is a Catholic University that focuses on “guiding students to be involved, seek their interests, and be constructive members of society.” With around 6,000 undergraduates and a “culturally-rich urban setting” in “the heart of the city,” students get a personalized experience in “an enriching environment in which students are encouraged to think critically and act deliberately.”

The school’s cosmopolitan location also means that students in the university’s strong business program are given access to “professionals with actual business experience, not just theory.” “My professors know what they are teaching and do so with enthusiasm,” says a freshman of a school where “the small student body makes it easier to interact with professors and staff.” No matter which of the approximately 80 majors one chooses, there is an “emphasis put on challenging the mainstream discourse.” Professors are “varied” in their teaching styles; some “are strict and assign hours of homework,” while others “are laid back and focus more on the students’ understanding.” There are also “very helpful” tutoring services available.

The eye to a well-rounded future is also a strength of the school, and the faculty maintain “a lot of connections with people to help [students] with jobs after graduation,” making sure that all who matriculate are educated “in multiple facets for the field they plan to enter.” “A significant portion of my professors really care and want to make sure their students succeed and are always sending me emails about internship and job opportunities pertaining to my major,” says one junior. “Even the deans and department chairs” are easily accessible, and “love to get to know their students personally.”


Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
14:1
Total Faculty
993
with Terminal Degree

520
Men
473
Women
70
Minority
34
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
65%
Graduate in 5 years
74%
Graduate in 6 years
76%

Majors

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • Women's Studies

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
  • Business/Corporate Communications
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Finance, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Logistics and Materials Management
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Management Science, General
  • Marketing, Other
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Journalism
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, other any instructional program in organizational communication, public relations, and advertising not listed above

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer Science
  • Computer Software and Media Applications, Other
  • Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

  • Education

  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Education, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Latin Teacher Education
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education

  • Engineering

  • Biomedical/Medical Engineering

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General
  • General Literature
  • Rhetoric and Composition

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
  • Music Therapy/Therapist
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacy (PharmD [USA], PharmD or BS/BPharm [Canada])
  • Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other
  • Physical Therapy/Therapist
  • Physician Assistant
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Behavioral Sciences

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Science

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Chemistry, Other
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Forensic Science and Technology

  • Social Sciences

  • Economics, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Theology and Religious Vocations

  • Theology/Theological Studies

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music, Other


Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


John Clayton
NFL Analyst, ESPN

Steven Costabile
CFA, Managing Director & Global Head of Private Funds Group, PineBridge G

Jeff Hennion
Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing & e-Commerce Officer at GNC

Sr. Rosemary Nyirumbe
St. Monica’s Vocational School in Uganda

Joseph E. Rockey
Executive Vice President & Chief Risk Officer, PNC Financial Services Group

Arthur Rooney
President, Pittsburgh Steelers

Tom Tribone
CEO, Franklin Park Investments and Founder and CEO of GGIC Ltd.

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
76
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$17,409

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$18,059

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,675

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$34,522

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
75%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$17,256

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$30,070
Required Fees
$2,566
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,000

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$1,500
Transportation for Commuters
$800

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships
Need-Based United Negro College Fund

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall

Students Say

Most students are “upper-middle class,” “white,” and a “jock or a prep,” but “no judgment is passed” on anyone of different backgrounds or style. The guy to girl ratio is heavy on the girl side, and “attractive” ones at that (“very few wear sweatpants to class”). Though cliques do form, they are not inclusive and “all students fit in with all types of other students.” Everyone is “pretty chill and communicative,” “laid back and super friendly,” and a “smart kid who sometimes likes to have fun on the weekends.” A lot of people here are also “really into working out, usually done at the Power Center gym.

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
5,995
Out of State
26%

International
4%
Foreign Countries Represented
50

Demographics

2.02%
Asian
4.50%
African-American
2.82%
Hispanic
86.63%
Caucasian
1.31%
Unknown
4.50%
International

61% female
39% male
26% are out of state
96% are full time
4% are part time

Overview

Students Say

There is “an excellent orientation program for new students” (and a pre-orientation for commuters), who turn to one of the “million and one ways for people to get involved” to find friends and support. Some admit that “school spirit is lacking” in some areas (particularly athletics), and “a lot of students go to Pitt or CMU on the weekends.” Because most of the freshmen and sophomore class are required to live on campus, “many interactions happen on campus,” but the dorms “are outdated, except for one new building for a select few upperclassmen.”

The “secluded campus’” location “is part of Pittsburgh and at the same time, it is its own neighborhood.” Downtown Pittsburgh (especially the nearby South Side) is a short distance away and “there’s a lot of places to go eat, shop, or go for a run.” The weekends “are somewhat dominated by pot/alcohol, but there are still plenty of people who refrain from using them.” “I enjoy attending the NiteSpot events such as first run movies, scavenger hunts, and bingo nights. There is always something to do!” says one such student. There are no Greek houses at Duquesne, though Greek life does exist and is “particularly strong.”


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
59%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
82
First-Year Students living on campus
93%

Campus Environment
Large Urban
Fire safety rating
99

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Frat Sorority
Other
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
200
Number of Honor Societies
19

Number of Social Sororities
9
Number of Religious Organizations
6

16% join a fraternity
24% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

67% participate in intramural sports
7% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Dukes)
6 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Dukes)
10 Sports

Basketball
Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups: Office of Multicultural Affairs http://www.duq.edu/life-at-duquesne/student-services/multicultural-affairs

Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Navy ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Carnegie Mellon University
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of Pittsburgh

Sustainability

Green Rating
71

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
43

Average Number of PC's per Lab
17

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
92%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Computer reseller channel with multiple vendors.

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Robbyn Snyder
Scheduling Administrator

Address
Office of Admissions
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282

Phone
412-396-6222

Email
admissions@duq.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Power Recreation Center
Starbucks
The Red Ring
Academic Walk
The Nite Spot
The Power Recreation Center is a state-of-the-art recreation and fitness facility that also houses a Barnes and Noble bookstore and a Freshens frozen yogurt, smoothie, and crepe café. Starbucks is a popular coffeehouse located in the Union. The Red Ring is a full service restaurant/bar with weekly entertainment. Academic Walk is the main walkway through campus where many activities are held and students congregate. The Nite Spot is located on the first floor of the Duquesne Union. This newly renovated venue offers late night activities, a TV lounge, pool, and ping-pong tables. The Hogan Dining Center is a newly renovated dining facility offering a late night menu. The Culinary Cab is a new late-night mobile food truck.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
The South Side
Oakland
North Shore
Downtown
Station Square
The South Side is a short walk from campus, offers the City Theatre, unique shops, art galleries, restaurants, and entertainment venues. Oakland - The Carnegie Museums and Library, Cathedral Nationality Rooms, and a diverse array of restaurants. North Shore - Heinz Field, PNC Park, Warhol Museum, and Stage AE concert venue. Downtown - Heinz Hall, Benedum Center, Cultural District, Consol Energy Center, Market Square, and many shops and restaurants. Station Square - a river front entertainment complex featuring restaurants and shopping areas within walking distance of campus.

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday - Friday
8:30 - 4:30
412-396-6222

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Selected dates throughout the yr. Refer to website

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
admissions@duq.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Pittsburgh International Airport, ranked as one of the nation’s busiest and best, is about 30 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh. All major car rental agencies are represented. Cab service from the airport into Pittsburgh is approximately $40. Duquesne is a 10-15 minute walk or a $4 - $5 cab ride from major downtown hotels. Amtrak provides train service to major cities and the nation. The station is located in downtown Pittsburgh at 1100 Liberty Avenue. Bus service to Pittsburgh is available through Greyhound. The station is at 55 11th St, close to Duquesne.

Driving Instructions to Campus
Please visit http://www.duq.edu/about/campus/map-and-directions Scroll down to the second map and click on “Directions”.

Local Accommodations
The following are hotels in the Pittsburgh area: Marriott Pittsburgh City Center* 112 Washington Place Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (412).471.4000 5 minute walk to campus Cambria Suites Downtown Pittsburgh @ CONSOL Energy Center 1320 Centre Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (412).381.6687 5 minute walk to campus Omni William Penn* 530 William Penn Place Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (412).281.7100 10 minute walk to campus Fairmont Pittsburgh 510 Market St. Pittsburgh, PA 15222 800.441.1414 10 minute walk to campus Doubletree by Hilton Hotel & Suites* One Bigelow Square Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (412).281.5800 or 800.222.8733 15 minute walk to campus The Westin Pittsburgh Convention Center 1000 Penn Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15222 (412).281.3700 15 minute walk to campus Courtyard by Marriott* 945 Penn Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15222 (412).434.5551 or 800.321.2211 20 minute walk to campus Holiday Inn Express South Side* 20 South Tenth St Pittsburgh, PA 15203 (412).488.1130 or 1.800.HOLIDAY ½ mile drive to campus, free shuttle bus HYATT House Pittsburgh South Side 2795 South Water St Pittsburgh, PA 15203 412.390.2477 ½ mile drive to campus Sheraton Station Square (Pittsburgh) 7 Station Square Dr Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (412).261.2000 Short drive Quality Inn University Center (Oakland)* 3401 Blvd of the Allies Pittsburgh, PA 15213 (412).683.6100 Short Drive Wyndam Pittsburgh University Center (Oakland)* Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place (Oakland)* 3454 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213 (412).683.2040 Short Drive *Hotels with an asterisk offer preferred rates for Duquesne visitors. Rates are based on availability and may not always be offered.