• Address: 600 Forbes Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15282

  • Phone Number: (412) 396-6000

  • Website: http://www.duq.edu/

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About Duquesne University

Duquesne University was founded in 1878. It is a private not-for-profit institution located at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The University has a  Roman Catholic religious affiliation. Duquesne started off as a school for Pittsburgh’s immigrant population and has grown since to be one of the nation’s top Catholic Universities. 

  • Duquesne University acceptance rate is 74%.

  • There are 9,343 students and a student-faculty ratio of 13:1.

  • The total graduation rate at the University is 79%.

  • Duquesne University is accredited by the Middle State Commission of Higher Education.

  • The university address is at 600 Forbes Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15282.


Duquesne University Online

  • The University provides 28 online programs across 5 disciplines including Business Management, Education, Nursing, Biomedical Science and Computer Science course programs.

  • The online courses are not flexible or self-paced. Deadlines must be met and interactions with professors are necessary. The online program uses quality course fabric, professor competence, and an exhaustive curriculum to engage the online students and provide a fruitful classroom experience.

  • Duquesne uses Blackboard online classroom platform to conduct classes, provide assignments and assess performances.

  • Real-time virtual web conferences through GoToMeeting facility is used to interact with classmates and instructors. 


Duquesne University Schools

There are 10 online schools at Duquesne University providing different courses.

School of Nursing

Rangos School of Health Sciences

School of Education

School of Law

John.G.Rangos Sr. School of Health Sciences

Mary Pappert School of Music

Palumbo Donahue School of Business

Mayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences

McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts

School of Pharmacy


Duquesne University Tuition and Programs

  • Total tuition fee for Master’s program is $38,253 or $1,156 per credit.

  • The average tuition per year for both in-state and out of state Undergraduate student is $36,394.

  • The average tuition per year for both in-state and out of state Graduate student is $22,662.

Duquesne University Programs and Degrees

Some of the online programs offered at the University are

Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering Doctor of Education in Instructional Technology and Leadership Post- Masters Certificate in Forensic Nursing
Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership Master of Science in Higher Education Master of Science in Instructional Technology
Master of Science in Management Bachelor of Science in Nursing Master of Science in Higher Education
Bachelor of Science in Computer Systems Technology Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Certificate in Online Teacher Endorsement

Some of the online degrees attained at Duquesne University are

Master of Science Doctor of Education
Bachelor of Science Doctor of Philosophy

Duquesne University Financial Aid

The University provides financial support to students who require them. The financial aids are provided in the form of scholarships, grants, and loans. Work-Study programs are also offered. To avail of these facilities, students are required to fill in the FAFSA form with federal school code 003258.

  • Military Aid is provided in the form of Montgomery GI Bill, Tuition Assistance Program, Post 9/11 GI Bill and the Yellow Ribbon Program.

  • PHEAA Grant is provided as Pennsylvania State Aid.

  • Federal Aid includes Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans, Direct PLUS Loans, Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant and Federal Work-Study opportunity.

  • Institutional Aids such as Duquesne Grant, Duquesne Academic Scholarship, Chancellor’s Scholarship, ROTC Scholars Award, Talent Scholarships, and Athletic Scholarships along with Nursing and Health Professions Loans are also provided. 


Duquesne University Reviews and Rankings

  • The University is ranked number 292 in Top Colleges list by Forbes.

  • It is ranked number 199 in Private Colleges and number 142 in Research Universities.

  • According to US News, the University ranks number 119 in National Universities and number 80 in Best Colleges for Veterans.

  • The University is also ranked number 40 in Best value Schools and number 108 in High School Counselor Rankings.

  • It is also ranked number 172 in Business Programs.

Some student reviews of Duquesne University are

  • The syllabus is exhaustive and the staff is friendly. The professors are approachable and well versed in their subjects. The student life is yet to be more colorful.

  • Duquesne has a great small college feel, right in the heart of Pittsburgh. The staff is all very helpful and care about the students at the school.

  • The staff answer professors want you to succeed. There are many options for assistance and resources for students on campus and those taking classes online. They have a unique program that is set up for students who work full time. 


Duquesne University Library

  • The University hosts the Gumberg Library.

  • The Gumberg Library houses 749,297 printed volumes and 133,309 electronic books. The library also has 116,118 electronic journals along with 203 print journals. There are 202 research databases to facilitate academic purposes too. 


Duquesne University Campus Life

  • Duquesne promotes sports as an essential part of student life. COaching and matches are available in a wide variety of sports and games. The University provides facilities and opportunities for the following sports: basketball, bowling, cross country, lacrosse, rowing, football, soccer, swimming, tennis, volleyball, and other track and field events.

  • There are over 250 recognized student organizations at Duquesne University. This provides an enjoyable co-curricular angle to student life. Some of these clubs are: Active Minds, Rotaract, The Gender Forum, Multicultural Programming Council, Finance Management Association, American Chemical Society DU Make It, Ecology Club, Music Therapy Student Association, Pre-Law Society, Criminal Law Society, College Republicans, Dance Team, Chess Club, Ski and Snowboard Club, Table Top Club, The Painter’s Society Club and the Knights of Columbus.

Duquesne University Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Private Not-For-Profit
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For-Profit vs Not-For-Profit

Headquartered at

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

FAFSA/Federal School Code

003258
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What is FAFSA school code?
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Institutional Accreditation

MSCHE
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Religious Affiliation

Roman Catholic
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What are Religious Affiliated Colleges and Universities?

Historically Black College or University

No

Facilities

Financial Aid, Veterans Friendly , Military Friendly, Military Spouse Friendly, eLibrary , Student Portal , Yellow Ribbon Program

Data Source: http://www.duq.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Duquesne University Statistics

Key Statistics
Acceptance Rate 74 %
Student Faculty Ratio 13: 1
Retention Rate Full Time: 86 % Part Time: 94 %
Total Population 9,343
Student Population Full Time: 8,630 Part Time: 713
Gender Division Male: 37 % Female: 63 %
Admission Statistics Male Female
Total Applicants - 7,655 2,573 5,065
Total Applicants Admitted - 5,660 1,949 3,698
Applicants Enrolled - 1,556 557 998
Full time Applicants Enrolled - 1,546 551 994
Part Time Applicants Enrolled - 10 6 4

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 76 %

The College Monk

Female: 80 %

Total Graduation Rate: 79 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Duquesne University Majors and Online Programs

Schools and Colleges in Duquesne University

School of Nursing

Majors available

Nursing

School of Education

Majors available

Education

John G. Rangos Sr. School of Health Sciences

Majors available

Health Science

Palumbo Donahue School of Business

Majors available

Business Management

McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts

Majors available

Interdisciplinary Studies

Rangos School of Health Sciences

Majors available

Health Science

School of Law

Majors available

Environmental Science

Mary Pappert School of Music

Majors available

Paralegal Studies

Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences

Majors available

Theology

School of Pharmacy

Majors available

Health Science

Duquesne University Admissions and Application Requirement

Admission Requirements
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Application Fee
Undergraduate Application Fee $50

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2017.

Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
Number of students submitting SAT scores 859
Number of students submitting ACT scores 467
Percent of students submitting SAT scores 55%
Percent of students submitting ACT scores 30%
SAT Math 560 average 520 - 600 range
SAT Critical Reading 565 average 520 - 610 range
ACT Composite 25 average 23 - 28 range

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2015-2016.


Duquesne University Financial Aid and Scholarships

Military Aid

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Montgomery GI Bill Varies For active duty or selected reserve members of Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard. Varies
Tuition Assistance Program $1,667 Eligible Members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard. Varies
Post 9/11 GI Bill $20,733 Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 90 days after Sep10,2001. Varies
Yellow Ribbon Program Varies Eligible for the maximum benefit rate (100%) under the Post 9/11 GI Bill. Must not be on active duty or a spouse transferee of an active duty member. Varies

Data Source: http://www.duq.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

State Aid

State Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
PHEAA Grant $3,595 Residents of Pennsylvania. Demonstrate Financial Need. June 1st, 2019

Data Source: http://www.duq.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid

Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct Subsidized Loan $5,668 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2019
Direct Unsubsidized loan $5,668 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2019
Direct PLUS Loans $16,892 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2019
Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $4,180 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen. June 30th, 2019
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) $436 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen June 30th, 2019
Federal Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Work-Study Varies U.S. Citizen or non-citizen eligible Satisfactory academic progress. June 30th, 2019

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Institutional Aid

Institutional Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Duquesne Grant $17,787 Demonstrate Financial Need. Full-time Student. 2.0 GPA. Varies
Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Duquesne Academic Scholarship Varies Satisfactory Academic Progress. 2.0 GPA. Varies
Chancellor's Scholarship Varies Satisfactory Academic Progress. 2.0 GPA. Varies
ROTC Scholars Award Varies Satisfactory Academic Progress. 2.0 GPA. Servicemen of U.S. Air Force. Varies
Talent Scholarships Varies Music scholarship for exceptional display in music by students Varies
Athletic Scholarships Varies Display of exceptional talents in Athletics by students Varies
Institutional Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Nursing and Health Professions Loans Varies Full-time, dependent undergraduate students in Nursing and Pharmacy (not pre-Pharmacy). Must complete a Nursing / Health Professions Loan Promissory Note each academic year. Varies

Data Source: http://www.duq.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $19,546
$30,001 - $48,000 $21,066
$48,001 - $75,000 $25,692
$75,001 - $110,000 $30,803
Over $110,000 $32,642

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 20% $4,085
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 99% $19,310
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 22% $4,516
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 99% $17,359
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 75% $9,734
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 74% $5,654
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 28,930
Military Aid
Number of students receiving (DOD) tuition assistance: 37
Total tuition assistance awarded (DOD): $66,188
Average tuition assistance awarded (DOD): $1,789
Tuition Policies for Veterans and Military https://www.duq.edu/admissions-and-aid/military-and-veterans/using-your-benefits
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 173 $14,935
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 100 $18,670
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 73 $9,818

Data Source: http://www.duq.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

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