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Reviews 1010 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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4 College Student

Nightlife: The loop bus runs every friday and saturday which provides easy access to nightlife off campus.

3 College Student

Diversity: Campus is very diverse. Despite being a Catholic school, there are students of all religions and backgrounds.

3 College Student

Parking: There really is no need for a car on campus. Transportation is readily available whenever something is not walkable,

4 College Student

Computers: Printing on campus is great, the print quota is huge and there are many different places available to print.

5 College Student

Local Atmosphere: Pittsburgh is awesome. Everything is very walkable and easy to access from Duquesne. My friends and I love to go to coffee shops in South Side to study on weekends.

3 College Student

Scholarships: I was given work study, but it did not fit into my schedule at all. If you receive work study, be aggressive about looking for job openings.

3 College Student

Athletics: There are many sports to offer, and many of them are very good. Games do not draw huge crowds, but they are still relatively crowded, especially the basketball games.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: The worst thing about living in campus housing is the required meal plan. The food on campus is terrible.

Vickroy is the best underclassmen dorm, it's suite-style. St. Martins & St. Anns are extremely small and they often force 3 people to live in a room. Towers on the upper floors is nice because they are renovated. Des Places is nice for upperclassmen. It's suite-style but costs more and doesn't even have a kitchen. Brottier is extremely expensive. You might as well just live off campus. It's also falling apart.

College Student

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

College Student

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.


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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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