Duquesne University is a private Catholic institution located in a park-like setting in the city of Pittsburgh. In an ecumenical atmosphere open to diversity, students of all races, cultures, and religious traditions are valued and supported.
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Distinctive programs and opportunities
Choose from more than 85 majors in the Schools of Business, Education, Health Sciences, Liberal Arts, Music, Natural and Environmental Sciences, Nursing, and Pharmacy. Duquesne also offers a major in Biomedical Engineering and pioneered the nation’s first dual degree in Biomedical Engineering and Nursing.
Our faculty, among the best educators in their fields, are committed toyour experience as an undergraduate. With an average student-faculty ratioof 14:1, your professors will know you by name.
Want to study abroad? Choose from more than 35 semester-long and short-term programs, including programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and Latin America.
A great school at a great price
Our outstanding academics and affordable cost place Duquesne in the top 50 of the “Great Schools, Great Prices” list (U.S. News & World Report) and among the top 100 “best values”in private schools nationwide (Kiplinger’s Personal Finance).
Pittsburgh—a great place to learn and live
The University’s central location provides a perfect laboratory for off-campus learning and community service. Duquesne students gain practical experience through fieldwork, research projects, and internships at Pittsburgh’s major corporations, health care systems, schools, and other organizations. Students also enjoy the opportunity to walk to Pittsburgh’s cultural district, sports stadiums, shopping, and dining.
Campus amenities include the multilevel Power Center, which houses a recreation and fitness center and a Barnes & Noble bookstore. Eleven dining locations, including Chick-fil-A, provide a mix of fresh menu selections and feature made-from-scratch, local, and sustainable food sources, plus special options for every diet. Coffee—and a place to study or socialize—is never too far away with Starbucks and other coffee spots on campus.
Have fun, get involved
There are more than 250 student organizations in areas such as academics, social, service, governance, spiritual, political, performing arts, media, and sports.
Duquesne offers plenty of opportunities for students to get involved with—or root for!—our sports teams.
• Students get into most NCAA Division I men’s and women’s sports games free with a student ID.
• Club sports include golf, hockey, rowing, rugby, and tennis.
• Co-ed and intramural sports include basketball, flag football, dodgeball, racquetball, soccer, street hockey, volleyball, and more.
A great start
Employers recognize the value of a Duquesne University degree. Major employers of Duquesne graduates include Apple, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Google, Pittsburgh Public Schools, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Teach For America, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and Walgreens. About30% go on to graduate school. The network of Duquesne alumni is more than 96,000 strong, working in all types of organizations across the nation and around the world.