Choosing a university in the United States is one of the most important decisions you will ever make.
See why so many international students have chosen Duquesne as their US university. Join us to learn more about the purpose, the community, and the programs behind Duquesne.
Duquesne University is a private Catholic university committed to providing students with an educational experience that allows them to become something more. We believe challenging classes serve as the foundation for you to grow academically, socially, and spiritually. We call this education for the mind, heart, and spirit. At DU, you’ll choose from a wide variety of undergraduate majors in the Schools of Business, Education, Health Sciences, Liberal Arts, Music, Natural and Environmental Sciences, Nursing, and Pharmacy. We also offer a major in Biomedical Engineering and pioneered the nation’s first dual degree in Biomedical Engineering and Nursing.
Founded in 1878 by the Spiritans to serve Pittsburgh’s immigrant population, Duquesne was built on a core set of values that guide us to this day. The University welcomes students of all races, cultures, and religious traditions. We believe in building community, in having a global vision, in promoting high academic standards, and in a commitment to service. First and foremost, everyone at Duquesne is here to make sure you succeed academically and throughout life.
A great school at a great price
Our outstanding academics and affordable cost place Duquesne among U.S. News & World Report’s top 55 “Best Value Schools” and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance’s top 100 “best values” in private schools. International students are eligible for merit-based scholarships to help reduce the cost of tuition.
Our campus and our city
Duquesne’s private campus is a safe, park-like oasis located on a hilltop overlooking Pittsburgh. Our Living Learning Centers aren’t just dormitories but communities that help you transition and experience University life to the fullest. On-campus recreational facilities in our state-of-the-art Power Center allow you to keep fit and healthy, while Dining Services offers freshly prepared meals with ingredients from local farms to ensure the healthiest food possible.
Pittsburgh—a vibrant city rich in culture and characterized by rivers and hillsides, international corporations, and ethnic neighborhoods—is an ideal place for international students. The city is a national leader in higher education, health care, robotics, and green building technology. You’ll find that native Pittsburghers are famous for their warm welcomes and friendliness. Duquesne’s central location puts students close to a wide range of cultural and recreational activities. You can also enjoy hiking, camping, and cycling in nearby parks, and commuters can find many friendly, safe neighborhoods close to campus.
Our international community
Duquesne’s Center for Global Engagement understands the challenges and opportunities of being an international student far away from home. We’ll assist you in every step of the application and arrival process and support you during your time at Duquesne. Our Cultural Ambassadors (CAs) are staff and student mentors who connect with you via email, Facebook, and other online platforms as soon as you apply to Duquesne. CAs can help you become part of the Duquesne community before you even arrive!
The International Student Organization, along with a variety of other international student cultural organizations, is among the largest and most active groups on campus. These groups help you connect to your home culture and learn about the many backgrounds and traditions represented at Duquesne.
Selection and admission
At Duquesne University, we believe you’ll succeed when you make the right “match.” We don’t believe you can simply be reduced to a set of statistics; coursework, grades, and test scores are just part of your story. Leadership, community service, and other extracurricular activities also tell us about you. Your ability to create a complete portfolio of your educational background includes teacher and mentor recommendations and a personal statement that will help us review your credentials effectively and understand who you are as a student and person. International students aren’t required to submit English language test scores as part of their admission portfolio. English as a Second Language is available to those in need of English training.
We hope you’ll want to learn more about Duquesne, our campus, our programs, and especially our students, faculty, and staff whose spirit, energy, and dedication form the foundation for our welcoming and supportive community.