Duquesne University

1,247 reviews
  1. Pittsburgh, PA
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    C
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B+
Duquesne University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Northeast Conference
Address
Administration Bldg 600 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
Website

Duquesne University Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
73%
SAT Range
1040-1230
ACT Range
23-28
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$27,000/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $17,295/ year
  • $30-48k
    $19,970/ year
  • $49-75k
    $24,221/ year
  • $76-110k
    $28,172/ year
  • $110k+
    $30,541/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.56 responses
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.56 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.55 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,747Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
21%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 31 responses
Report
  • Well-rounded
    29%
  • Dedicated
    26%
  • Wealthy
    13%
  • Busy
    10%
  • Judgmental
    10%
  • Prestige
    6%
  • Stuck up
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
84%
Poll
60%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.82 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.99 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 27 responses
Report
  • Well-Rounded
    59%
  • Put-together
    19%
  • Preppy
    15%
  • Judgmental
    7%
  • Awkward
    0%
  • Dedicated Towards its Cause of Teaching Students
    0%

After Duquesne University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$54,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
78%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.31 responses

Reviews

1,247 reviews
  • Excellent
    180
  • Very Good
    443
  • Average
    483
  • Poor
    86
  • Terrible
    55
The campus is gorgeous and there are alway activities going on to keep the students active and interested.
  • College Freshman
  • 5 days ago
My school is a nice university, however, I think I might have chosen the wrong career path and it has definitely affected my time at the university. I do like pharmacy, but I think there is something else out there that would better fit my personality and desires. That being said, Duquesne University has been helpful with my decision to continue or switch majors.
  • College Junior
  • 15 days ago
Move in for freshman is earlier than most schools, but that's because they dedicate a whole week to orientation. Orientation is super fun and allows you to get comfortable with the school environment and the people. It will feel like home by the end of that week, and you'll feel at least a little ready for the first day of classes. I've been here for a week now, and I know already that i chose the right school! I chose this school for its reputation in nursing. In addition to its great reputation, the food is great(lots of options too), bathrooms are clean, showers/sinks arent crowded, people are generally approachable and pleasant(although i can sniff the fakeness of some from a mile away), and the campus/city is very attractive and admirable. My professors are also pretty nice and very qualified.
  • College Freshman
  • 1 month ago