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Academics

A modestly-sized Catholic university in the heart of Pittsburgh, Duquesne offers students “small class sizes [and a] welcoming staff” along with good “financial aid and scholarship opportunities.” The university is especially renowned for its “strong health profession programs,” and we’re told that the “Nursing, Physician’s Assistant, and Pharmacy Programs are all very well developed” in particular. Additionally, the nearby “hospital system provides … a quality learning and clinical environment for students.” Fortunately, most departments, by and large, offer students “great research opportunities.” Undergrads also appreciate the fact that it’s rather easy to “make strong connections [with their professors].” As one student explains, “My professors all seem to love Duquesne, and [they] love to share their research … with the class.” The vast majority of professors “are very open to questions and will do anything to help their students, in and out of the classroom.” Indeed, they make it quite evident that “[they] care about … the well-being of their students” beyond academics. Finally, as another student concludes, “I … feel as if I’ve been given unbelievable opportunities by attending Duquesne.”

Student Body

At first glance, Duquesne undergrads appear to be largely “white, middle/uppermiddle class Christian” with a “heavy majority of female students” to boot. However, others insist that you will find “a very diverse group of people,” noting that the university has a “fair amount of international students.” Regardless of background, the school tends to attract students who are “driven and have a desire to work and learn.” Just as important, undergrads are quick to mention that their peers are “very friendly.” And you are sure to always find a “familiar face when walking to class/dining halls.” One student even goes a step further, describing classmates as “the type of people who do basic things like hold the elevators for you, but if they overhear you stressing about an exam in the library … [they’ll] help you out and give you some pointers.” Another student boasts, “I personally found my life-long friends on the first day, and my friend group only grows with each passing day. Duquesne is a place where I feel I belong and I am welcomed.”

Campus Life

There’s no denying that academics take top priority at Duquesne. And on any given weekday you’ll find most students “in the library ... study[ing].” However, these industrious undergrads still manage to carve out some time for fun. For starters, many students are “involved in Greek life, whether it be a professional or social [type of organization].” Additionally, every Friday the school hosts events ranging from “epic bingo” to movies on the waterfront. Of course, the weather dictates activities as well. “In the winter we head to Market Square to go skating,” one student says. Once the temperature starts rising, you can often find undergrads “playing with a frisbee or playing catch” or they simply “bring [out] the hammock[s] and … hang out on the lawn.” We should note that Duquesne “is not a party school.” Students looking for a more partying experience often “go to [nearby] Pitt.” Finally, Pittsburgh proper provides ample social and cultural opportunities. For example, students love to head “to the South Side on the weekends where there are a lot of restaurant and shopping options to choose from.” And, of course, they love attending “a lot of sporting events [to cheer on the] Penguins, Steelers, and Pirates.”

Overview

Applicants
7,505
Acceptance Rate
72%
Average HS GPA
3.76

GPA Breakdown

54%
Over 3.75
18%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
9%
3.00 - 3.24
4%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
580 - 640
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
560 - 640
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
24 - 29

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Early Decision — November 1

Early Action — December 1

Regular — July 1


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
14:1
Total Faculty
990
with Terminal Degree

518
Women
472
Men
80
Minority
30
International

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
68%
Graduate in 5 years
76%
Graduate in 6 years
78%

Majors

  • AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES.

  • Women's Studies.

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biochemistry.
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting.
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other.
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other.
  • Business/Commerce, General.
  • Business/Corporate Communications.
  • Business/Managerial Economics.
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies.
  • Finance, General.
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce.
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management.
  • Management Science.
  • Marketing, Other.
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
  • Organizational Leadership.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Journalism.
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric.
  • Sports Communication.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer Science.
  • Computer Software and Media Applications, Other.
  • Information Technology.
  • 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.
  • Social Studies Teacher Education.

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

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

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics.
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General.
  • Latin Language and Literature.
  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Athletic Training/Trainer.
  • Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator.
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other.
  • Music Therapy/Therapist.
  • Nursing Science.
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist.
  • Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other.
  • Pharmacy.
  • Physical Therapy/Therapist.
  • Physician Assistant.
  • Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

  • Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism.
  • Forensic Science and Technology.

  • 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.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Economics, General.
  • International Relations and Affairs.
  • International Relations and National Security Studies, Other.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Sociology.

  • THEOLOGY AND RELIGIOUS VOCATIONS.

  • Theology/Theological Studies.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
  • Music Performance, General.
  • Music, 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

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Alan Braverman
Executive Vice President & General Counsel, The Walt Disney Co.

Frank Coyne
Chairman, Verisk Analytics

Gen. Michael Hayden
Former Director of the CIA

Len Komoroski
CEO, Cleveland Cavaliers

Arthur Rooney
President, Pittsburgh Steelers

James Risoleo
President/CEO, Host Hotels & Resort

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
68%
Graduate in 5 years
76%
Graduate in 6 years
78%

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

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Jan 31

Required Forms

FAFSA
School

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$23,693

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$22,760

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,437

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
57%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$44,228

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$21,573

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$39,992
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,400

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$1,500
Transportation for Commuters
$1,200

On-Campus Room and Board
$13,088
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
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

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

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
6,013
Foreign Countries Represented
48

Demographics

3.34%
Asian
5.24%
African-American
3.66%
Hispanic
80.50%
Caucasian
2.95%
International

64% female
36% male
28% are out of state
98% are full time
2% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
60%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
94%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Frat Sorority
Other

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Office of Disability Services

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Adam Wasilko

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
No

Dictionary allowed in exams
No

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
No

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
Yes

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
250
Number of Honor Societies
21

Number of Social Sororities
11
Number of Religious Organizations
12

17% 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)
12 Sports

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

Student Services

Day Care
Health
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups: Office of Diversity & Inclusion http://duq.edu/life-at-duquesne/student-services/diversity-and-inclusion

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

84/99
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
No

% food budget spent on local/organic food
28%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
No

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
No

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
No

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
No

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
No

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
No

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
No

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
No

School Developed Bicycle Plan
No

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
Yes

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

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Computer reseller channel with multiple vendors.

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Joell McSheehy
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
Gumberg Library
Power Center
Starbucks
Chick-fil-A and Cinco Cantina (5th floor Union)
Academic Walk
Gumberg Library ? with new renovations the Gumberg Library is a popular location for students to meet, study and utilize academic resources. Power Center ? 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 cafe. Starbucks ? a popular coffeehouse located in the Union and in the Barnes and Noble Bookstore. Chick-fil-A - Located on the 5th floor of the Duquesne Union, Home of the original chicken sandwich with two pickles on a toasted butter bun. Chick-fil-A offers a nuggets, fries, grilled chicken, salads, wraps, and milkshakes. Accepts the following payment options: Meal Swipe Equivalency, Meal Plan Flex, PLUS, Cash, Credit Cards and DU Dollars Cinco Cantina - Located on the 5th floor of the Duquesne Union. Our menu features creative, chef-driven interpretations of delicious Mexican cuisine that specializes in delivering fresh and locally sourced ingredients when in season and exclusively scratch-made salsas, guacamole, queso and dressings. Cinco Cantina?s five core menu offerings feature mission-style burritos, bowls, tacos, salads and our signature El Masivo burrito. Orders can be customized with two types of rice, beans, and five protein options including our vegan featured Trigo Latina, which consists of bulgur wheat and lentils tossed in Latin-inspired seasoning, pork carnitas, seasoned ground beef, fresh roasted vegetables, and our signature grilled latin-spice blend chicken. Guests can construct a truly unique experience for every visit with over 15 fresh ingredients. Accepts the following payment options: Meal Swipe Equivalency, Meal Plan Flex, PLUS, Cash, Credit Cards and DU Dollars Academic Walk ? main walkway through campus where many activities are held and students congregate.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
The South Side
Oakland
North Shore
Downtown
Station Square
The South Side ? a short walk from campus, offers the City Theatre, unique shops, art galleries, restaurants, entertainment venues, and a movie theatre. Oakland ? The Carnegie Museums and Library, Cathedral Nationality Rooms, and a diverse array of multicultural restaurants. North Shore ? Heinz Field, PNC Park, Andy Warhol Museum, Carnegie Science Center, Stage AE concert venue and many restaurants. Downtown ? Heinz Hall, Benedum Center, Cultural District, PPG Paints Arena, Market Square, and many shops and restaurants Station Square ? a river front entertainment complex featuring restaurants, shopping, Monongahela Incline and the Gateway Clipper Riverboat Fleet.

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, Uber and Lyft 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 walking distance to Duquesne campus: Marriott Pittsburgh City Center 112 Washington Place Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (412).471.4000 5 minute walk to campus Cambria Suites Downtown Pittsburgh 1320 Centre Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (412).381.6687 5 minute walk to campus Distrikt Hotel 453 Boulevard of the Allies Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (412).339.1870 7 minute walk to campus Drury Plaza Pittsburgh 745 Grant Street Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (412).281.2900 9 minute walk to campus Omni William Penn 530 William Penn Place Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (412).281.7100 10 minute walk to campus Doubletree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh Downtown One Bigelow Square Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (412).281.5800 or 800.222.8733 10 minute walk to campus Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh Downtown 250 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222 412.281.5557 10 minute walk Courtyard by Marriott 945 Penn Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15222 (412).434.5551 or 800.321.2211 15 minute walk to campus Hotels listed offer preferred rates for Duquesne visitors, including conference attendees, prospective students, families of current students, or alumni attending special campus events. Rates are based on availability and may not always be offered. Please contact the hotels for current rates.


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