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Reviews 1002 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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Campus Housing: dorms are older but they put freshmen in newer floors in towers

4 College Student

Computers: lots of computer labs on campus and free printing (under 3,000 pages per year - no one goes over it) one freshmen dorm has printing in the dorm

duq net kinda sucks

College Student

Parking: i do not have a car on campus

3 College Student

Greek Life: probably less than 20% of students are in greek life.. it's fun if it's for you and if it's not for you no one looks at you differently

College Student

Diversity: not very diverse but political and race is not effected

4 College Student

Local Atmosphere: the city of pittsburgh is a great place to go to school

4 College Student

Athletics: you can get involved in athletics if you want and have a good time and if you aren't it is not a big deal

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Nightlife: the night life is what you make it... most freshmen go to the frats in south side or pitt... upperclassmen go to bars

4 College Student

Health & Safety: often see DU po on campus on bikes or driving around - not really necessary on the bluff

the health center is very helpful but also limited... there is a hospital across the street from lower campus

3 College Student

Campus Strictness: freshman year is the most strict but it is still lenient

3 College Student

Weather: pittsburgh has extreme all four seasons... sometime all in one week

3 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: in the city of pittsburgh, but not many restaurants very close to off-campus

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have never felt unsafe on campus. There are only ever students walking around and there aren't problems with crime. Walking off campus is different- you shouldn't be by yourself.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: From what I have heard, off campus housing can be expensive but still cheaper than on campus housing. Because the school is in a city, it can be hard to find a nice, safe, affordable place to live, but certainly not impossible. Most seniors do it.

3 College Freshman

Academics: Professors are fairly easy, it's not the most academically strong university in the country. Workload will increase as the years go on I am sure.

2 College Freshman

Athletics: Don't come here if you are looking for a lot of school spirit and varsity sports. It is a small school with very average sports teams, games are not heavily attended.

4 College Freshman

Computers: I haven't had too many problems with printing, network accessibility. There is free wifi everywhere on campus which is really nice, sometimes it can be slow but it is much better than nothing. You should being your own computer but there are many available in multiple buildings.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There is a lot around since the school is in the city, but restaurants close down at night and it's not a good idea to walk downtown at night either. During the day there are a lot of nice options but at night there aren't many at all.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: The worst part is how strict they are about people visiting dorms. It makes it really hard to have people of the opposite gender visit and stay with you, and it's simply an annoyance to comply by all the rules they give. They are also pretty picky about attendance, I wish they cared less and let us be held responsible for what we missed without added penalties. Everything else doesn't really affect me too much.

3 College Freshman

Weather: It is beautiful during the Fall and end of Spring, but the winter is really cold and harsh (and lasts for the majority of the school year).

4 College Freshman

Transportation: Because the school is located right in the heart of a city, transportation can be expensive. However, it also means that there are many options available and you can almost always find a way to get to where you need to go within the city. Usually that means walking but buses and taxis are readily available. In terms of long-distance transportation, the Megabus, which stops right in the city (20 minute walk from campus) is very useful (and often times cheap). I have not utilized other long-distance options such as the airport or a train.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I have never noticed use of any hard drugs. However, weekend nights are filled with drunk students and there is an occasional strong smell of weed coming from the dorm floor below mine. Alcohol is commonly used but not often enforced. Peer pressure is not strong, at least in my experiences.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: There is a decent amount of diversity here, but not a ton. Because it is a public, Catholic school, it attracts a certain group of people. That being said, I have never once witnessed any sort of discrimination towards minorities.

1 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Do not come here. This place is the absolute worse. Your peers are judgmental rich kids. Your teachers are the stingy old variety. Your dorms are covered in asbestos and have not been renovated in 50 years. Your prospects after graduation are limited to the pittsburgh area.

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1 College Freshman

Facilities: The campus buildings are primarily built from old parking garages, no joke. That's a little something they don't tell you on the college visits.

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Students gripe about issues like tuition and parking, but overall, most feel the education and experiences found at Duquesne are worth every penny. Presenting a wide range of majors and programs, the University offers something for prospective students from all walks of life. Most think the campus beautiful, even in its urban setting. Students feel safe, welcome, and challenged here.

Duquesne continuously invests time, effort, and money into improving both the physical surroundings and educational content of the campus. The University emits the feel of a large institution, while still promoting the individuality of each student. Its diverse student body embraces students from all backgrounds. One should never feel lost on this campus. Help is always available for those who need it. The campus's technologically-advanced Living and Learning centers enhance the on-campus learning experience.

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