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Reviews 1287 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I did not receive as much scholarship and grants as I would have liked. My SAT scores upon admission was higher and I asked for more but was not granted any. Also, I wish I would have known the nursing grant/scholarship was only for freshman year...

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: You have to really search out there and ask around. There are mixers between greek life that are usually closed.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: I wish they had more fresh fruit, healthy options, and our meal swipes could be used as many times a day we wanted.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living on campus is cozy and close to the classroom buildings.

Resident Assistants help with the social atmosphere by hosting floor events every month, which helps with meeting floormates we may not know too well around us. The cost is reasonable, average, and decent for the perks that comes with it: a room, free laundry, and access to a dining hall. There is also apartment style available on campus, which is half the price of regular dorms that have kitchens. My college is very safe and secluded itself within the city, so if you walk off campus there is so much to do in the city, such as eat at restaurants, go shopping, skate on the rink or go kayaking on the river about a mile walk away. Everyone is friendly and welcoming and desires to help if you need it.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I haven't looked into any off-campus living because I already have my room on campus selected for next year, so it will be at least a few months until I look into this, but I know many upper-class students live off campus, either in the Southside or in Oakland.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Pittsburgh has plenty of options when it comes to dining, and there are many varieties of type of food, location, and cost.

College Freshman

Administration: I haven't been in any personal situation that affected my academic or social life.

College Freshman

Scholarships: I did not apply for financial aid, so I can't give an appropriate answer for this question.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Parties are easy to find and easy to get in to so that's good.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food at towers isn't the best, but considering the price of other places on campus and the amount of food, sometimes it is the best option. At options, for the cost of a meal swipe you can't even get a sandwich, but towers has unlimited food for a meal swipe. Off ramp is better because some of the food is cheaper and it tastes a lot better, and for dinner a meal swipe is worth more at off ramp than at options (makes sense, right?).

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus hasn't been a problem so far, as I'm only a freshman, but I got put into St. Ann's, which is set up in two wings. Since each wing has a different gender, the rules are more strictly enforced on visitation, but other than that I haven't had any problems. Even as a freshman, the housing lottery was set up in a way that I was able to get a suite for next year, so the rooms should be much better.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: No one really cares about athletics on our campus. Our basketball team is probably the most supported team. They have seen much success. However, our other sports are not well-known or well-followed.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Loads of people do Greek life, but it's still not very big here. They do a lot of service, and a decent amount of partying. Many people join Greek life to make new friends.

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College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I do not live off-campus yet, so my ratings are purely off of guessing. Lots of people live in Uptown and South Side which has many available apartments and houses for reasonable costs if you know where to look.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The college is in downtown Pittsburgh, so you have plenty of options to choose from. South Side also has lots of late night options. Some restaurants can be expensive, but many places are easily affordable (especially compared to dining hall options).

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3 College Freshman

Administration: They are strict on underage and visitation, but other than that, the school is rather lenient. Avoid getting into trouble or else you will be lectured by priests.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I received a 50% scholarship just for going into the Education major. I did not receive anything on top of that though, so I do not know how it works for non-Ed majors.

College Freshman

Party Scene: I don't go out enough to really rate the parties. I haven't been to South Side, but that's where most people go. I've been to Oakland and those parties are usually pretty fun and rarely busted.

2 College Freshman

Campus Food: There are many options, but it is easy to get tired of the food quickly. There are not many healthy options, unless you like eating salad breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The meal plans cost a lot. If you're going to choose one, I suggest one with the highest Flex and lowest amount of meals. Flex can be used on way more than meals, and even if you eat 2x a day on the meal plan you are likely to have some left over at the end of the semester. Good luck if you're vegan, there is a station but it is very limited. Red Ring is a good restaurant to eat at when you get tired of eating at the dining hall, but it uses a lot of Flex. Your options are the Incline, Options, and Towers Dining Hall for day-to-day eating.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms are very close to the academic buildings and the cafeterias. The rooms are nice, but some are small. The RAs tend to form a good sense of community depending on who you have. The housing lottery can be frustrating, and you need to be available on the day at the hour of the lottery which is often difficult with scheduling. The best option for the least amount of money is Towers. If you are not concerned with cost, Des Places is an extremely nice dorm with Vickroy following close behind. Ann's is the party dorm and often times has rules strictly enforced. Opposite gender is not allowed to stay the night.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Very convenient and close to classes. However, the rules are dumb and excessive.

5 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: The people in the office are accommodating. They really listen and help you with these topics, especially loans and scholarships.

3 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: A lot of people and events. Great way to spend some time after classes are done.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Food: Food is fine. Not overwhelmingly great but nothing to complain about either.

5 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: It's a great University. Expectations were met when I got accepted there. The atmosphere is really hard to describe although it is a positive one. People in there are really accommodating. They're helpful with any concerns. They also promote a lot of activities for student's leisure and a widespread organizations that promotes philanthropy. The value that the University gives in general to their students are priceless and very well appreciated.

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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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