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4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: The guys are attractive but not very nice. The girls are attractive but some are stuck-up.

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3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Even though the school is Catholic, that doesn't mean that the students aren't outgoing, regular teenagers who like everything from football games to parties. One good thing is that all the superficiality of high school is gone. Anyone will befriend you if you just sit down and say hi. Your phone is your best resource. Get people's numbers and go get lunch sometime.

5 College Student

Guys & Girls: The girls are very preppy however very down to earth and love going out.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The university has some strong arts programs and some strong athletic programs, so there is variety of your "stereotypical" students.

3 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: The campus is full of stuck up girls, and artsy girls. There are two very opposite extremes and the guys are either jerks or gay.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 135th
    Hottest Guys
  • 247th
    Hottest Girls
  • 272nd
    Most Athletic Girls
  • 291st
    Party Girls
  • 356th
    Most Creative/Artsy Guys

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Lauren A. Hensley (pictured) and Kalifa-Afia Augustus
Nazareth, PA (Lauren) and Petit Valley, Trinidad (Kalifa)
Journalism (Lauren) and Spanish/Journalism (Kalifa)
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The popular opinion on the quality of Duquesne's guys and girls can be summed up in three words: they're high quality. When asked, most students will simply reply, "Duquesne is hot!" On the same note, many students from other colleges or universities who visit a friend here also express amazement at the overabundance of good-looking guys and girls. This is not an exaggeration and is probably the most doted upon quality of Duquesne.

In reality, there is a wide mix of students. Duquesne boasts an abundance of attractive students with a good sense of fashion. One also notices a variety of personalities on campus, as well, from the sexually promiscuous, to the timid and cautious. In addition, one can also observe the typical mix of athletes, the academic-minded, and of course the "average Joes" or "Janes." However, unlike in most high school experiences, book smarts are greatly respected and admired at Duquesne. As covered in the next section, Duquesne is not sports centered. This is a seldom mentioned fact, and it's a point which many overlook when talking about the quality of the students here on campus.

Facts & Statistics

Female Undergrads
Male Undergrads
Birth Control Available?
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
  1. In front of the dorms during the fall/spring/summer
  2. Academic Walk
  3. Parties on the South Side, at Pitt or CMU, and in the dorms themselves
Best Places to Hook Up
  1. Duquesne's "underground" frat/athletic houses on the South Side
  2. Pitt's frat houses
  3. CMU's frat houses
  4. The dorms
  5. Clubs on under-21 nights
Social Scene
Most Duquesne students are outgoing and actively seek out friends and good times. Freshmen take pains to seek out parties, and these pursuits tend to continue through each successive year of the student's education. If one wants privacy on campus, one can find it easily. However, the dorms can get noisy, even past quiet hours. There is little to no peer pressure involving drugs or alcohol.
Hookups or Relationships?
Considering the size of the student body, a wide variety of relationships exists on campus. The possibility of hookups or relationships really depends on the age and grade level of the student. Hookups dominate the freshman social scene and are common even past graduation, with more long-term relationships forming throughout the later years of college.
Best Places to Meet Guys/Girls
Most freshmen will make friends of both sexes either in the dorms or in class. Hanging out in front of the dorms late into the night during the nicer months has become a popular trend among the freshmen. One can easily meet new people in front of the dorms on any given night of the week. Parties on the South Side, Oakland, and even in the dorms are popular places to meet and greet new acquaintances. Most freshmen choose to take part in orientation, and many long-lasting friendships can develop during those first few days of a student's college experience
Dress Code
To predict what the fashion will be on campus for a large majority of students, simply visit your local Abercrombie & Fitch, American Eagle, or Express. Stores like these are favorite shopping spots for Duquesne's students.

Student Polls

I would say girls on campus are    Based on 36 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

I would say guys on campus are    Based on 37 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

What kinds of relationships have you had since coming to school?    Based on 43 responses

  • 16% Random hook-up with someone at your school
  • 16% Long-distance relationship
  • 16% None
  • 15% Casual dating at your school
  • 11% Exclusively dating someone at your school
  • 8% Long-term relationship with someone at your school
  • 5% Long-term relationship with someone at a neighboring school
  • 5% Random hook-up with someone at a neighboring school
  • 3% Casual dating at a neighboring school
  • 3% Exclusively dating someone at a neighboring school

What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?    Based on 8 responses

  • 38% Dedicated
  • 25% Prestige
  • 25% Judgmental
  • 12% Wealthy

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 42 responses

  • 5% Lacking, with almost no interesting or popular activities.
  • 24% Quiet, with few popular activities and chances to meet new people.
  • 55% Active, with a handful of popular activities.
  • 17% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.

What are the best places to meet guys/girls?    Based on 7 responses

  • 50% Through your friends
  • 33% Extracurriculars and Greek Life
  • 17% Academic Walk

What are the best ways to make friends at your school?    Based on 7 responses

  • 60% Parties or in class
  • 30% Extracurriculars and Greek Life
  • 10% Orientation


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