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Duquesne University

600 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, United States
All photos (10)
  • Total Documents
    298
  • Class Notes
    273
  • Textbook Notes
    15
  • Study Guides
    10
  • Currently Enrolled
    33
  • Previously Enrolled
    77

Overview of Duquesne University (Duq)

About this school

Duquesne University was founded in 1878 by the priests and brothers of the Congregation of the Holy Ghost, the Spiritans, and is still a church-affiliated university. Duquesne carries on a more-than-century-old tradition of providing a unique liberal and professional education with an emphasis on moral values, a dedication to quality teaching and a commitment to service. Today, Duquesne University serves more than 9,700 undergraduate and graduate students, offering more than 150 programs on the bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels in its nine schools. Attesting to the excellence of a Duquesne education are its selection as one of the top 10 Catholic Universities in the United States by "U.S. News and World Report" and its listing as one of "Money" magazine's 150 Best Buys in American Higher Education. Duquesne is listed as "very competitive" by "Barron's Profiles of American Colleges." Duquesne Programs are offered through the College of Liberal Arts and the Schools of Business Administration, Education, Health Sciences, Music, Natural and Environmental Sciences, Nursing and Pharmacy. Its 43-acre campus overlooks downtown Pittsburgh.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:5,942
    • Men:2,162 Men (36.4%)
    • Women:3,780 Women (63.6%)

Location

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Admission Information (Duq)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Duquesne University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
2
Science
-
2
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
2
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
4

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required for some
July 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
600 Forbes Avenue
City, State, Zip
Pittsburgh, PA 15282-0001
Phone
(412) 396-6222
Fax
(412) 396-5779
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
July 1
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins October 1
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1
Early Decision Notification
November 15
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
December 1
Early Action Notification
January 15

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for some freshmen
Other
Audition for School of Music; 40 hours of volunteer, paid, or shadowing experience for physical therapy recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
72% of 7,336 applicants were admitted
Women
71% of 4,955 applicants were admitted
Men
74% of 2,381 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
2,300 (44%) of 5,260 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,457 (42%) of 3,509 admitted students enrolled
Men
843 (48%) of 1,751 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.73
375 And Above
52%
3.50 - 3.74
19%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
10%
2.50 - 2.99
5%
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
597 average |550-630 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
5%
• Score 600 - 700
42%
• Score 500 - 600
51%
• Score 400 - 500
2%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
6%
• Score 600 - 700
51%
• Score 500 - 600
42%
• Score 400 - 500
1%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
27 average |24-29 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
20%
• Score 24 - 29
59%
• Score 18 - 23
21%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (Duq)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $36,394 (69.84%)
  • Room & Board: - $12,114 (23.25%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,400 (2.69%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,200 (4.22%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Duquesne University accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
May 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning January 31
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003258
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
1,369 (88.0%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,127 (82.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,127 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
268 (23.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
76%
Average Award
$25,928
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,127 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $22,873
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 837 (74.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,114
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,126 (99.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
407 (26.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $15,289

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
4,620 (79.0%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
3,931 (85.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,925 (99.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
785 (20.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
72%
Average Award
$24,570
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,832 (97.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $21,218
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 3,036 (77.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,936
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 3,741 (95.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
1,640 (28.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $13,180

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
61%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$43,637
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
25.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
5.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Education
Creative Arts/Performance
Dance, Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, International Students, Members of Minorities, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (Duq)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


502

Part-Time Faculty


472

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


48%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 12% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 29% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 26% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 20% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 4% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 5% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 3% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 10% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 24% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 38% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 20% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 5% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
952,436
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
1000
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Duquesne University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


86.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


68.3%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


77.5%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


79.1%

Programs & Majors (Duq)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (71)


  • Accounting
  • Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
  • Business/Corporate Communications
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chemistry, Other
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Software and Media Applications, Other
  • Computer Teacher Education
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Environmental Science
  • Finance, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • General Literature
  • Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
  • History, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Journalism
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Latin Teacher Education
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Management Science
  • Marketing, Other
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Therapy/Therapist
  • Music, Other
  • Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Therapy/Therapist
  • Physician Assistant
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Theology/Theological Studies
  • Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Biological/life sciences

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Health Care Ethics, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Psychology, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Juris Doctor, Doctor of Pharmacy, Doctor of Occupational Therapy

Master's Programs of Study (66)


  • Accounting
  • Allied Health--General
  • Bioethics
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Classics
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Conflict Resolution and Mediation/Peace Studies
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • English Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Finance and Banking
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Forensic Nursing
  • Forensic Sciences
  • Foundations and Philosophy of Education
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • History
  • Internet and Interactive Multimedia
  • Law
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Middle School Education
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing--General
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Organizational Management
  • Pharmaceutical Administration
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacology
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Public Administration
  • Public History
  • Public Policy
  • Reading Education
  • Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Rhetoric
  • School Psychology
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Special Education
  • Sustainability Management
  • Theology

Campus Life (Duq)

Location & Geography

Population


306,211

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Pittsburgh

Campus Size


50 acres

Weather


Temperature
18.5 average low in January, 78.9 average high in September
Rain
153 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Pittsburgh
Nearest Train Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Pittsburgh

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


60% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


40%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Duke the Bear
School Colors
Red and blue

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Football
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Football
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, racquetball, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Duquesne University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, duquesne university volunteers (duv), red and blue crew, student government association, duquesne program council, residence hall association

Sororities


24% of women participate

Fraternities


17% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


5,826

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
5,942
Women
3,780
Men
2,162

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 3.2% Asian
  • 5.5% Black/African-American
  • 3.6% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 83.2% White
  • 1.2% Unknown

International Students


3.5% from 48 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


3,248

Student Resources (Duq)