Overview

Applicants
7,354
Acceptance Rate
76%
Average HS GPA
3.70

GPA Breakdown

50%
Over 3.75
21%
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

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
520 - 600
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
520 - 610
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
500 - 600
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
23 - 28

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

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
14:1
Total Faculty
1,009
with Terminal Degree

513
Men
496
Women
79
Minority
33
International

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
63%
Graduate in 5 years
71%
Graduate in 6 years
72%

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
  • Organizational Leadership

  • 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
  • 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
  • Nursing Science
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacy (PharmD [USA], PharmD or BS/BPharm [Canada])
  • Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other
  • Physical Therapy/Therapist
  • Physician Assistant
  • 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


Students Say

At Duquesne, a private Catholic university in Pittsburgh, students are "thoughtful, dedicated to success, morally and spiritually driven, diverse, and are not only interested in serving our community within the Pittsburgh region, but strive to make a difference in areas around the globe." There is "an unspoken respect between students that promotes unity and success throughout the campus." The school is "very focused on providing a friendly yet professional, scholarly Catholic education" and "serving students by serving [G]od is the [school's] motto," though other faiths are welcome, too. Students say that their school is "all about growth of the student through mind, body, and spirit—the whole person, you are not just a number." With small class sizes, "it's easy to get to know the professor one-on-one and it's easier to become close to other students because you see them so frequently." While professors receive mixed reviews, most "are very thorough in their teaching and pride themselves in their work" and are "passionate and helpful." Duquesne "wants students to be successful" and does everything it can "to make [students into] the best teachers, nurses, lawyer, musicians, etc. that we can be. They give us an immense amount of resources on campus and throughout the community and city of Pittsburgh to excel in our careers."

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


Steven Costabile
CFA, Managing Dir. & Global Head of Priv Funds Group, PineBridge Global Inv

Matthew Costello
VP, Apple and CFO, Beats Electronics

Michael Dzura
Executive VP of Operations, 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.

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
63%
Graduate in 5 years
71%
Graduate in 6 years
72%

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


Colleges that Create Futures

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$18,586

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$17,645

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,919

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
73%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$38,437

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$17,482

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$35,062
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
$11,760
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
Federal Perkins Loans

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

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
5,961
Foreign Countries Represented
47

Demographics

2.19%
Asian
4.75%
African-American
3.16%
Hispanic
81.41%
Caucasian
1.01%
Unknown
4.27%
International

62% female
38% male
26% are out of state
96% are full time
4% are part time

Students Say

"The majority of students at Duquesne are white upper middle class" and the "style of Duquesne is very preppy." "Everyone is very courteous and polite," though some students say it's "not the most diverse place." Others counter that "Duquesne has a wide variety of students from many backgrounds that mesh well into a studious and fun student body. All students bring something valuable to the campus." Underscoring the sense of community here, "the student body at Duquesne is a warm and welcoming group of people, highlighting its Catholic-style approach to education." Most students seem to agree that their "peers at Duquesne University are thoughtful, dedicated to success, morally and spiritually-driven, diverse, and are not only interested in serving our community within the Pittsburgh region, but strive to make a difference in areas around the globe."

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
56%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
92%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Frat Sorority
Other
Wellness Housing

Students Say

With Duquesne University situated "[in] the heart of the city of Pittsburgh, the only thing that limits what you can do is winter weather and your course load." The nearby South Side area of downtown Pittsburgh is "a great place to go on the weekends." For sports enthusiasts, "the Consol Energy Center is a block from campus for hockey games, and for baseball and football fans, both the Steelers and Pirates stadiums are easy to get to as well." "We have a loop bus on the weekend that will take us to other areas of the city." On campus, "the university provides a plethora of fun activities for students to do in their down time, and our hundreds of student organizations and athletic teams allow students to get involved in the school when they are not busy studying or socializing." Though there are no Greek houses on campus, Greek life is an integral part of the social scene. While roughly a quarter of the student body is affiliated with a frat or sorority, students admit that it can feel like "Duquesne University consists mainly of Greek life or athletes." "Duquesne also features a solid intramural sports program" and "lots of students enjoy intramural sports on campus."

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

17% join a fraternity
23% 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)
11 Sports

Basketball
Bowling
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

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

Cash-Out Parking
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
No

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
Genesius Theater
Power Center
Starbucks
The Red Ring
Academic Walk
Genesius Theater is a new black-box style theater that will host many musical and theatrical performances, as well as a space for production classes. 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 and in the Barnes and Noble Bookstore. 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.

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 multicultural restaurants. North Shore - Heinz Field, PNC Park, Warhol Museum, Stage AE concert venue and restaurants. 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, 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 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 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 Fairmont Pittsburgh 510 Market St. Pittsburgh, PA 15222 800.441.1414 10 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 Homewood Suites by Hilton Pittsburgh Downtown* 1410 Smallman Street Pittsburgh, PA 15222 412.232.0200 Short Drive Sheraton Station Square (Pittsburgh) 7 Station Square Dr Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (412).261.2000 Short drive Courtyard by Marriott-Pittsburgh Waterfront Shopping District 15 minute drive Quality Inn University Center (Oakland) Wyndam Pittsburgh University Center (Oakland) Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place (Oakland) La Quinta Inn & Suites (McKnight Road) *Hotels with an asterisk 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.