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.

Website: www.duq.edu/

Private
Co-ed
5,942
Undergraduate
Students
(63.6%) 3,780 Women
(36.4%) 2,162 Men
3,248
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
72% of 7,336 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
July 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.73
SAT Math
597 average
550-630 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
609 average
570-640 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
27 average
24-29 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$54,364
Tuition and Fees
$38,178
Room and Board
$12,586
Average Percent of Need Met
76%
Average Freshman Award
$25,928
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$43,637
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
502
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
3.2% Asian
5.5% Black/African-American
3.6% Hispanic/Latino
3.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
83.2% White
1.2% Unknown
International Students
3.5% from 48 countries
First-Year Students Returning
86.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
68.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
50%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
27.0%
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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 Not Reported
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
July 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
November 1
Early Decision Notification
November 15
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
December 1
Early Action Notification
January 15

Application Form

Common Application
Not 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 7,336 applicants were admitted
Women
71% of 4,955 applicants were admitted
Men
74% of 2,381 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
2,300 (44%) of 5,260 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,457 (42%) of 3,509 admitted students enrolled
Men
843 (48%) of 1,751 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
75% of 104 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
60% of 1678 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
3.73
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
597 average
550-630 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
5%
Score of 600 - 700
42%
Score of 500 - 600
51%
Score of 400 - 500
2%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
609 average
570-640 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
6%
Score of 600 - 700
51%
Score of 500 - 600
42%
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
20%
Score of 24 - 29
59%
Score of 18 - 23
21%
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: 25%
Top quarter: 56%
Top half: 86%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
1%
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$54,364
Tuition and Fees
$38,178
Room and Board
$12,586
Books and Supplies
$1,400
Other Expenses
$2,200
Payment Plans
Installment plan, deferred payment

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 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
1,369 (88.0%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
1,127 (82.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,127 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
268 (23.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
76%
Average Award
$25,928
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,127 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $22,873
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 837 (74.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,114
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,126 (99.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
407 (26.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $15,289

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
4,620 (79.0%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
3,931 (85.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,925 (99.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
785 (20.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
72%
Average Award
$24,570
Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,832 (97.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $21,218
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 3,036 (77.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,936
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 3,741 (95.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
1,640 (28.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $13,180

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
61%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$43,637
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
25.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
5.0%

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
5,022
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Dance, Music
Number of Awards
230
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, Veterans' Children
Number of Awards
1,088
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
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
  • 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
  • Computer Teacher Education
  • 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
  • General Literature
  • Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
  • History, General
  • 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 Information Systems, General
  • Management Science
  • Marketing, Other
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Therapy/Therapist
  • Music, Other
  • Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist
  • 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 Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Theology/Theological Studies
  • Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Biological/life sciences
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
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
502
Part-Time Faculty
472
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
952,436
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 Science, Master of Music, Master of Laws, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Education

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Allied Health--General
  • Bioethics
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Classics
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Conflict Resolution and Mediation/Peace Studies
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • English Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Finance and Banking
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Forensic Nursing
  • Forensic Sciences
  • Foundations and Philosophy of Education
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • History
  • Internet and Interactive Multimedia
  • Law
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Middle School Education
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing--General
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Organizational Management
  • Pharmaceutical Administration
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacology
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Public Administration
  • Public History
  • Public Policy
  • Reading Education
  • Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Rhetoric
  • School Psychology
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Special Education
  • Sustainability Management
  • Theology

Doctoral Degrees Offered

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

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Allied Health--General
  • Bioethics
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Chemistry
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • English
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Law
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Nursing--General
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacy
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Psychology--General
  • Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Rhetoric
  • 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
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
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
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, duquesne university volunteers (duv), red and blue crew, student government association, 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
5,942
Women
3,780 (63.6%)
Men
2,162 (36.4%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
5,826
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.2% Asian
5.5% Black/African-American
3.6% Hispanic/Latino
3.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
83.2% White
1.2% Unknown
International Students.
3.5% from 48 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
3,248

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
86.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
68.3%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
77.5%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
79.1%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
50%
Average Starting Salary
50%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
27.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Business 5%
Law 10%
Theology 2%
Arts and Sciences 10%
Medicine 3%
Education 5%

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