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Tuition & Fees

$33,636

$33,636

not including room and board

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Moderately Selective

74%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,033
Declined + 1,760
Total Received 6,793
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undergraduateRatios

41%

59%

male

female

1  :  -

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Accounting
  3. Biology
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School Facts

Duquesne, founded in 1878, is a church-affiliated university. Its 49.5-acre campus overlooks downtown Pittsburgh.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 9,904
Established in 1878
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  ACPE (American Council on Pharmaceutical Education)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  ARC-PA (Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

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Codes

SAT 2196
ACT 3560

Social Networks

Private (nonprofit)

5,970

undergraduate students

3,934

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
26%
500-599
59%
400-499
12%
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400-499
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300-399
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13%
24-29
43%
18-23
41%
12-17
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9%
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36%
12-17
2%
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0
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Pittsburgh, PA

49-acre urban campus in Pittsburgh (population: 307,484). Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

Duquesne University
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
61%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
92%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
11 fraternities 17% of male students
 
7 sororities 21% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
27%
Top 1/4
60%
Top 1/2
89%
Bottom 1/2
11%
Bottom 1/4
2%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
26%
500-599
59%
400-499
12%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
3%
600-699
34%
500-599
53%
400-499
10%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
3%
600-699
25%
500-599
53%
400-499
18%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
30-36
13%
24-29
43%
18-23
41%
12-17
3%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
6%
24-29
57%
18-23
33%
12-17
4%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
9%
24-29
53%
18-23
36%
12-17
2%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted no
Application deadline November 1 (priority deadline)
July 1
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 1
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline December 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Reasoning only Not used
SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required
ACT only Not used

Moderately Selective

74%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,033
Declined + 1,760
Total Received 6,793

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Essay
Secondary school record

Important

Recommendations
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Debra Zugates
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
P: 800 456-0590
F: 412 396-6223
admissions@duq.edu

Cost

Tuition $30,070
Room $6,044
Board $5,040
Additional fees $2,566
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $44,720
Average Financial Aid - $23,753
Total with Avg. Aid $20,967

Financial Aid

77%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$23,753

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $5,002,821
State $5,918,365
Institutional $45,920,212
Other external $2,622,389
Total $59,463,787

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $87,749
Institutional $14,623,843
Other external $662,669
Total $15,374,261

Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
crew
cross-country
football
lacrosse
soccer
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Atlantic 10 Conference (Division I), Northeast Conference (Division I for football)
Mascot
Duke
School colors
red and blue
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accountancy
Accounting
Art History
Athletic Training
Behavioral Science
Binary Engineering
Biochemistry
Biology
Biotechnology
Business Administration
Business/Computer/Information Technology
Chemistry
Child Psychology
Classical Civilization
Classical Greek
Classical Languages
Classical Latin
Clinical Psychology
Communication Studies
Communication/Rhetorical Studies
Community Mental Health Counseling
Computational Mathematics
Computer Science
Computer Systems Technology
Corporate Communications
Counselor Education/Supervision
Digital Media Arts
Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood/Elementary Education
Early Level Program/Pre-K-4
Economics
Education Administration/K-12
Education Non-Certification
Educational Leadership
Educational Studies
Elementary Education
English
English as a Second Language
Entrepreneurial Studies
Environmental Chemistry
Environmental Science
Environmental Science/Management
Finance
Forensic Science/Law
Health Care Ethics
Health Care Supply Chain Management
Health Management Systems
Health Sciences
Historical Studies
History
Humane Leadership
Industrial Pharmacy
Information Systems Management
Instructional Technology
Integrated Marketing Communication
International Business
International Relations
Journalism
Law
Laws/Letters
Leadership
Leading Teacher Program/Grades Pre-K-4
Legal Studies
Liberal Arts
Management
Marketing
Marriage/Family Therapy
Mathematics
Media Arts/Technology
Medicinal Chemistry
Middle Level Education/4-8
Modern Languages
Music Education
Music Technology
Music Therapy
Nursing
Occupational Therapy
Organizational Leadership
Pastoral Ministry
Performance
Pharmaceutical Science
Pharmaceutics
Pharmacology
Pharmacy
Pharmacy Administration
Philosophy
Physical Therapy
Physician Assistant
Physics
Political Science
Professional Communication
Program/Planning Evaluation
Psychology
Public History
Public Relations/Advertising
Reading/Language Arts
Rehabilitation Science
Rehabilitation Sciences
Religious Education
Rhetoric
Sacred Music
School Counseling
School Psychology
Second Degree Nursing
Secondary Education/Biology
Secondary Education/Chemistry
Secondary Education/English
Secondary Education/Latin
Secondary Education/Mathematics
Secondary Education/Physics
Secondary Education/Social Studies
Secondary Education/Spanish
Social/Public Policy
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Speech-Language Pathology
Speech/Language Pathology
Sports Marketing
Supply Chain Management
Sustainability
Systematic Theology
Theatre Arts
Theology
Women's/Gender Studies
World Literature
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Undergraduate

60%

5,970
students

Female
59%
3,504

Male
41%
2,466

Graduate

40%

3,934
students

Female
60%
2,342

Male
40%
1,592

undergraduateFull-time

96%

5,740
students

Female
60%
3,403

Male
40%
2,337

undergraduatePart-time

4%

230
students

Female
44%
101

Male
56%
129

Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
83%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

71%

Transfer applicants accepted

59%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 3.00
College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Recommended of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: July 1

Spring: December 31

Summer: May 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Other
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

95%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 51
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Germany
India
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Joe DeCrosta
Director, International Programs
412 396-5180
decrosta@duq.edu

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