Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, PA

Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, PA

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Undergrad International Catholic

Tuition & Fees

$39,992

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

36%

male

64%

female

1

teacher

14

students

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Moderately Selective

71%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,392
Declined 2,113
Total Received 7,505
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Private

6,013

undergraduate students

3,261

graduate students

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School Facts

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

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 9,274
Established in 1878
Coeducational Coeducational

49-acre, urban campus in Pittsburgh (population: 302,407). Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Metropolitan area: Pittsburgh
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Pittsburgh International

Duquesne University
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh
15282

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
60%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • International Student's Org (ISO)
  • Red and Blue Crew
  • Duquesne University Volunteers (DUV)
  • Duquesne Program Council
  • Residence Hall Association

Top Events

  • Autumn Fest
  • Night of Lights
  • ISO Night (international dinner)
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • cameras monitor exterior 24-hours/day, card access for buildings, outside warning siren system

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
26%
Top 1/4
57%
Top 1/2
87%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
6%
600-699
57%
500-599
36%
400-499
1%
700-800
9%
600-699
38%
500-599
52%
400-499
1%
30-36
22%
24-29
61%
18-23
17%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $50
Has early decision program yes
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.76

Moderately Selective

71%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,392
Declined 2,113
Total Received 7,505

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record

Important

standardized test scores

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
interview
racial/ethnic status
class rank
recommendation(s)
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

geographical residence
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 44
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

Tuition $39,992
Room & board $13,088
Books & supplies $1,400
Other fees $1,000
Total $55,480
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Deferred payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Basketball
Bowling
Crew
Cross-country running
Football
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Racquetball, Ultimate frisbee

Intramural Sports Women

Racquetball, Ultimate frisbee

Club Sports Men

Baseball, Equestrian sports, Golf, Ice hockey, Rugby

Club Sports Women

Baseball, Equestrian sports, Golf, Ice hockey, Rugby

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 1

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Athletic Training/Trainer
Behavioral Sciences
Biochemistry
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
Business/Corporate Communications
Business/Managerial Economics
Chemistry, General
Chemistry, Other
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Computer Science
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Economics, General
Education, General
English Language and Literature, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Environmental Science
Finance, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
History, General
Information Technology
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International Relations and Affairs
Journalism
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Latin Language and Literature
Latin Teacher Education
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
Management Science
Marketing, Other
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music Therapy/Therapist
Music, General
Music, Other
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
Nursing Science
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Pastoral Studies/Counseling
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other
Philosophy
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Physician Assistant
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Rhetoric and Composition
Social Studies Teacher Education
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Sports Communication
Theology/Theological Studies
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

9,274

total students

72%

in-state

28%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

65%

6,013
students

Female
64%
3,822

Male
36%
2,191

35%

3,261
students

Female
64%
2,084

Male
36%
1,177

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

98%

5,896
students

Female
64%
3,758

Male
36%
2,138

2%

117
students

Female
55%
64

Male
45%
53

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 84%
Student 4 year graduation rate 68%
Student 5 year graduation rate 9%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
80%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

202

Transfer students enrolled

2%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: July 1

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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