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Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, PA

Duquesne University was founded in 1878 by the priests and brothers of the Congregation of the Holy Ghost, the Spiritans, and is still a church-affiliated university. Duquesne carries on a more-than-century-old tradition of providing a unique liberal and professional education with an emphasis on moral values, a dedication to quality teaching and a commitment to service. Today, Duquesne University serves more than 9,700 undergraduate and graduate students, offering more than 150 programs on the bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels in its nine schools. Attesting to the excellence of a Duquesne education are its selection as one of the top 10 Catholic Universities in the United States by "U.S. News and World Report" and its listing as one of "Money" magazine's 150 Best Buys in American Higher Education. Duquesne is listed as "very competitive" by "Barron's Profiles of American Colleges." Duquesne Programs are offered through the College of Liberal Arts and the Schools of Business Administration, Education, Health Sciences, Music, Natural and Environmental Sciences, Nursing and Pharmacy. Its 43-acre campus overlooks downtown Pittsburgh.

Web Sitewww.duq.edu/
Institution TypePrivate
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students5,970
   Women3,504 (58.7%)
   Men2,466 (41.3%)
Graduate Students3,934

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate74% of 6,793 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedYes
Early Decision OfferedYes
Regular Admission DeadlineJuly 1
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.66
SAT Math566 average
520-610 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading557 average
510-600 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing550 average
500-600 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite25 average
22-27 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of Attendance$46,270
Tuition and Fees
$32,636
Room and Board
$11,084
Average Percent of Need Met88%
Average Freshman Award$24,965
Average Indebtedness of
2011 Graduates
$26,119

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
479
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 15% of classes
10-19 students: 38% of classes
20-29 students: 30% of classes
30-39 students: 21% of classes
40-49 students: 5% of classes
50-59 students: 4% of classes
Over 100 students: 3% of classes

CAMPUS LIFE

Pittsburgh Population306,211
Nearest Metropolitan AreaPittsburgh
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing92% of freshmen, 61% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
MascotDuke the Bear
Sororities21% of women participate
Fraternities17% of men participate

STUDENTS

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.9% Asian
4.4% Black/African-American
2.8% Hispanic/Latino
2.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
87.2% White
1.2% Unknown
International Students3.9% from 47 countries
First-Year Students Returning88.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
66.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
56%
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
27%
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CLASS OF 2019 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M CR W  
Average 3.60 3.81 551 551 555 25
Low 3.00 3.00 420 430 440 20
High 4.00 4.33 720 710 700 32
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Duquesne's hilltop campus is frequently cited as the safest in Pennsylvania and one of the safest in the nation.

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