Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, PA, USA
3.70 Average Rating

Founded by missionaries of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, Duquesne University is a 4-year Catholic institution in Pittsburgh and the only Spiritan university in the country. Duquesne is home to nine schools of study emphasizing the liberal arts and is considered a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation. To demonstrate a commitment to sustainability, Duquesne University houses a natural gas turbine, an ice cooling system, and was the first institution of higher learning in Pennsylvania to receive the EPA’s Energy Star Combined Heat and Power Award.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Roman Catholic
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city
0
100
72%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 1, 2020
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. December 1, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
72%
Out-Of-State Students
28%
29%
Submitting ACT
55%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 27
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1221
0
1600

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
9,190
Total Number of Undergrads
5,942
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
40%
20-39 Students
46%
40-99 Students
9%
100+ Students
3%
0
100
63%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
72%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
13:1
US National: 21:1

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$28,961
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$38,178
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$38,178
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$12,586
Books and Supplies
$1400

Aid & Grants

0
100
77%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
19%
Average Aid Per Year
$19,545
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
19%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,595
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$17,787

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
74%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$9,498
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$25,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$287

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
36%
64%
Student Organizations
250
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
60%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Duke
School Colors
red and blue
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Northeast Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes

After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Pittsburgh
New York
Philadelphia
Washington
Harrisburg
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
57%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$68,200

What Students Are Saying

3.70 Average Rating
Duquesne is a beautiful and small campus. You can walk the entire length of the campus in under 20 minutes. Class sizes are small and professors are very willing to help a struggling student.
Kaia' from Salisbury, MD
Duquesne University is the ideal foundation for a fruitufl future. Duquesne offers rigorous academics, extracurricular activities, friendly staff, and the feel of a larger University. Duquesne University is the perfect fit for those looking for an enjoyable college experience.
Pittsburgh, PA
Duquesne University is the most challenging and amazing school I can imagine. It is everything I expected before coming into college. The social and academic life are both surreal.
Erin from Londonderry, NH