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.

Website: www.duq.edu/

Private
Co-ed
6,013
Undergraduate
Students
(63.6%) 3,822 Women
(36.4%) 2,191 Men
3,261
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
72% of 7,505 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
December 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.76
SAT Math
560-640 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
613 average
580-640 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
27 average
24-29 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$56,680
Tuition and Fees
$39,992
Room and Board
$13,088
Average Percent of Need Met
77%
Average Freshman Award
$26,632
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$44,228
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
505
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 12% of classes
10-19 students: 29% of classes
20-29 students: 26% of classes
30-39 students: 20% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 5% of classes
Over 100 students: 3% of classes
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Campus Life

Pittsburgh Population
306,211
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Pittsburgh
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
60% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Duke the Bear
Sororities
24% of women participate
Fraternities
17% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.5% Asian
5.4% Black/African-American
3.8% Hispanic/Latino
3.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
82.9% White
1.0% Unknown
International Students
2.9% from 44 countries
First-Year Students Returning
84.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
67.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
57%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
29.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   2
Science   2
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies   2
History    
Academic Electives   4

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required for some July 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
600 Forbes Avenue
City, State, Zip
Pittsburgh, PA 15282-0001
Phone
(412) 396-6222
Fax
(412) 396-5779
E-mail
admissions@duq.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
December 1
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins October 1
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
December 15
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
December 1
Early Action Notification
January 15

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for some freshmen
Other
Audition for School of Music; 40 hours of volunteer, paid, or shadowing experience for physical therapy recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
72% of 7,505 applicants were admitted
Women
71% of 4,971 applicants were admitted
Men
74% of 2,534 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
2,300 (43%) of 5,392 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,398 (40%) of 3,513 admitted students enrolled
Men
913 (49%) of 1,879 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
Not reported
Early Action Admission Rate
56% of 1,687 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.76
3.75 and Above
52%
3.50 - 3.74
19%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
10%
2.50 - 2.99
5%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
560-640 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
9%
Score of 600 - 700
38%
Score of 500 - 600
52%
Score of 400 - 500
1%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
613 average
580-640 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
6%
Score of 600 - 700
57%
Score of 500 - 600
36%
Score of 400 - 500
1%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
27 average
24-29 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
22%
Score of 24 - 29
61%
Score of 18 - 23
17%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 26%
Top quarter: 57%
Top half: 87%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
1%
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$56,680
Tuition and Fees
$39,992
Room and Board
$13,088
Books and Supplies
$1,400
Other Expenses
$2,200
Payment Plans
 

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
May 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning January 31
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003258
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
1,419 (88.0%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
1,166 (82.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,166 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
265 (23.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
77%
Average Award
$26,632
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,166 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $23,693
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 856 (74.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,004
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,165 (99.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
385 (26.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $16,974

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
4,593 (79.0%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
3,956 (86.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,947 (99.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
761 (20.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
72%
Average Award
$25,997
Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,859 (97.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $22,760
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 3,023 (77.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,777
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 3,803 (95.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
1,616 (28.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $14,531

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
57%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$44,228
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
26.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
4.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
Private loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Education
Number of Awards
5,042
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Dance, Music
Number of Awards
209
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, International Students, Members of Minorities, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation, Veterans
Number of Awards
879
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,400
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • 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
Most Popular Disciplines
Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Education
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
505
Part-Time Faculty
485
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
48%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 12% of classes
10-19 students: 29% of classes
20-29 students: 26% of classes
30-39 students: 20% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 5% of classes
Over 100 students: 3% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 10% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 24% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 38% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 20% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 5% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs
Over 100 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,004,776
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
1000
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Laws, Master of Music, Master of Science in Education, Master of Arts, Master of Science

Master's Programs of Study

  • Bioethics
  • Classics
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Elementary Education
  • English Education
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • History
  • Law
  • Mathematics Education
  • Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Public History
  • School Psychology
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Special Education
  • Theology

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Pharmacy, Doctor of Health Care Ethics, Juris Doctor, Doctor of Psychology, Doctor of Philosophy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Bioethics
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Chemistry
  • Law
  • Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Pharmacy
  • School Psychology
  • Special Education
  • Theology

Location and Setting


Pittsburgh Population
306,211
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Pittsburgh
Campus Size
50 acres

Weather

Temperature
18.5 average low in January, 78.9 average high in September
Rain
153 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Pittsburgh
Nearest Train Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Pittsburgh

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
60% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
40%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
cameras monitor exterior 24-hours/day, card access for buildings, outside warning siren system

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Duke the Bear
School Colors
Red and blue

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x x x
Bowling x x    
Crew x x    
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Football     x x
Lacrosse x x    
Soccer x x x x
Swimming And Diving x x    
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x
Bowling x x
Crew x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football    
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x
Bowling    
Crew    
Cross-Country Running x x
Football x x
Lacrosse    
Soccer x x
Swimming And Diving    
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, racquetball, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, international student's org (iso), red and blue crew, duquesne university volunteers (duv), duquesne program council, residence hall association
Sororities
24% of women participate
Fraternities
17% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
6,013
Women
3,822 (63.6%)
Men
2,191 (36.4%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
5,896
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.5% Asian
5.4% Black/African-American
3.8% Hispanic/Latino
3.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
82.9% White
1.0% Unknown
International Students.
2.9% from 44 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
3,261

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
84.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
67.9%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
76.4%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
79.1%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
57%
Average Starting Salary
57%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
29.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Business 5%
Law 10%
Theology 2%
Arts and Sciences 10%
Medicine 3%
Education 5%

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