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Reviews 1306 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is a HUGE DEAL at Duquesne. They always have tons of events going on throughout campus, which makes the atmosphere nice. The only downfall of Greek Life is that you feel as though you aren't worthy of anything if you make the choice not to join a sorority or fraternity.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Most off-campus dwellers of Duquesne live in the South Side, which is great for those who like the bar and party scene. You have so much more freedom than you do living on campus, and you feel like a real adult for once! You can buy a pass for the Southside shuttle for $100 a semester, and it comes every 20 minutes or so. Although the Southside hasn't been known for being the safest, I have never felt in danger. As long as you lease with two to three roommates, the cost isn't terrible for being in Pittsburgh. Parking in the southside is terrible, but doable.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: At the center of Pittsburgh, Duquesne's off-campus dining opportunities are endless! It's fantastic. There are great places to get breakfast, lunch, and dinner! Even the late night food is amazing. A+++ for Duquesne's off-campus dining.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Duquesne's parties are decent, but you won't find any on campus because of the very strict rules. Most of Duquesne's parties are in the South side and involve fraternities or sports teams. The bigger, better parties are in Oakland or Pitt's fraternities, although Greek Row at Pitt has been pretty dead the past few years due to a new, more strict dean. Oakland parties are fun, but difficult to get back to if you're taking the loop bus. The loop bus can take FOREVER. South side parties aren't as good as Oakland ones in my opinion.

2 College Freshman

Administration: If you live on campus, prepare for an extremely hard time when it comes to strict authorities. Although campus police normally don't get involved, the RA's and RD's are terrible when it comes to alcohol, noise complaints, and visitation. I wouldn't recommend having more than four or five people in the dorm while drinking because the RA's WILL catch you while doing rounds. As for visitation in freshman dorms, especially St. Ann's, getting anybody of the opposite sex into your dorm is such a hassle. And they are unable to stay the night, which is a pretty ridiculous rule.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Although I did apply for financial aid, I don't feel as though I got the financial aid that I needed. Duquesne does give me a yearly $10,000 scholarship, but it is quite a bit less than other schools offered me, and it is DEFINITELY not enough to make up for all the tuition/room and board that I am paying for!

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Towers dining hall is mediocre, with pretty repetitive food choices and food that is not-so healthy. Vegetarian section is very good, even if you're not a vegetarian! Options is the best place to get a good lunch, the macaroni and cheese is AMAZING, and the yogurt station is really good and healthy, although it's not very cheap. The Incline / Off Ramp has really good hoagies, and they aren't extremely expensive, but the best thing about The Incline / Off Ramp has to be the Salads. You can get meat on your salad, a drink, and a dinner roll all for just a meal swipe! It is the cheapest healthy option that you can get at Duquesne.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on Duquesne's campus is quite an experience. It is fantastic for the proximity to most of Pittsburgh's inner city. The residence halls and bathrooms are cleaned daily, and most of the housekeepers do a pretty good job. The furthest you will have to walk to a class is approximately 8 minutes, which isn't bad at all! The best option for social reasons would be Duquesne Towers, and the worst option is St. Ann's freshman dorms. St. Ann's is by far the most strict out of all of the halls. Towers is the building with the dining hall, which is great and convenient for those living there. The cost per semester is about $2500-3500, which is quite expensive, but includes a meal plan. Getting into your housing for the first time is easy, and the staff does a great job at making you feel comfortable and at home. As a freshman, the orientation leaders will completely help you move in for the first time, which is great! Overall, living on Duquesne's campus is a fantastic experience that every student should consider!

4 College Student

Scholarships: I received exactly what I was told that I would receive.

4 College Student

Campus Food: I really enjoy eating on campus, plus downtown pittsburgh is a block away and full of options

4 College Student

Campus Housing: I enjoy living here, although the rooms are small.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: I have no idea about Greek people

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: you can find an apartment easily

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Places are close and they are open late night

5 College Junior

Administration: Everybody is safe with strictness. peace is nice.

5 College Junior

Party Scene: A great party scene. Having so much fun with friends

2 College Junior

Scholarships: I am graduate student, no scholarship for any of us.

4 College Junior

Campus Food: I generally like the food in campus. It is fresh and yummy.

5 College Junior

Campus Housing: It is great, people are so nice. They like to be friends.

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.

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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.


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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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