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Duquesne University

Administration Bldg 600 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA

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DU, a nonprofit private institution, offers a large number of degree programs, allowing students to choose which major is right for them. Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the campus resides in an urban setting for students to study in. The Roman Catholic affiliation at the school is an important part of the history, education and curriculum that defines the school. Approximately nine thousand students enroll at DU annually.

Areas of study available at DU include:

  • Legal Professions And Studies
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences
  • Business And Marketing Studies

Students applying for admission are usually required to submit an application, transcripts, test scores and any requested application essays, which will then be reviewed by the admissions staff. The majority of students admitted to DU have an SAT score between 1550 - 1810, or an ACT composite score within the range of 23 - 27. 70% of those students that apply are admitted to this school, of which 29% choose to attend. More information from the admissions office can be found at duq.edu.

The cost of tuition is close to $32,000, but may change from year to year. Students are encouraged to use the school's net price calculator to better understand their personal tuition costs. On-campus housing is available for students, which costs around $5,900 annually. DU may help with costs by offering financial aid for students that are eligible in the form of scholarships, grants, and loans.

The Duquesne University Dukes participate in a number of athletic programs, overseen by the NCAA. Athletic programs offered may include:

  • Basketball (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Football (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Lacrosse (NCAA Division I-AA)

Contact information, academics information, areas of study offered, and more can be viewed on school's website at http://www.duq.edu.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may give you an idea of the students Duquesne University accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at Duquesne University is around 9,400 students. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 15% enrolling as graduate students and 63% as undergraduate students.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition is estimated to range between $34,000-$41,000 for both in-state and out-of-state students
  • The estimated tuition for part time students is around $1,100 to $1,300 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid99%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships99%$17,828
Receiving Student Loans68%$10,214
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Duquesne University may provide student services like those listed below:

  • Online course work available
  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Remedial courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Work study style employment
  • Assisting students to find work
  • Child care

Graduation Rates

Duquesne University has a high graduation rate when compared to nearby similar schools.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years59%
Graduating in 5 Years7%
Graduating in 6 Years1%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Clinical Psychology (Ph.D.) Program
  • English Language Program
  • Law Program
  • Music Program
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
  • Occupational Therapy (OT) Program
  • Pharmacy (Pharm. D.) Program
  • School Psychology (Ph.D.) Program
  • Speech-Language Pathology Program
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program

Intercollegiate Athletics

Duquesne University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division I-AA classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Basketball (Atlantic 10 Conference)
  • Track and Field (Atlantic 10 Conference)
  • Football (Northeast Conference)
  • Lacrosse
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Duquesne University by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences

Psychology

Public Administration and Social Services

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Theology and Religious Vocations

Visual and Performing Arts

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Data Disclaimer

Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Duquesne University for official up-to-date information.

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
75.63%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
99%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
13:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
36

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$17,238