See what students say:


A modestly-sized Catholic university in the heart of Pittsburgh, Duquesne offers students “small class sizes [and a] welcoming staff” along with good “financial aid and scholarship opportunities.” The university is especially renowned for its “strong health profession programs,” and we’re told that the “Nursing, Physician’s Assistant, and Pharmacy Programs are all very well developed” in particular. Additionally, the nearby “hospital system provides … a quality learning and clinical environment for students.” Fortunately, most departments, by and large, offer students “great research opportunities.” Undergrads also appreciate the fact that it’s rather easy to “make strong connections [with their professors].” As one student explains, “My professors all seem to love Duquesne, and [they] love to share their research … with the class.” The vast majority of professors “are very open to questions and will do anything to help their students, in and out of the classroom.” Indeed, they make it quite evident that “[they] care about … the well-being of their students” beyond academics. Finally, as another student concludes, “I … feel as if I’ve been given unbelievable opportunities by attending Duquesne.”

Student Body

At first glance, Duquesne undergrads appear to be largely “white, middle/uppermiddle class Christian” with a “heavy majority of female students” to boot. However, others insist that you will find “a very diverse group of people,” noting that the university has a “fair amount of international students.” Regardless of background, the school tends to attract students who are “driven and have a desire to work and learn.” Just as important, undergrads are quick to mention that their peers are “very friendly.” And you are sure to always find a “familiar face when walking to class/dining halls.” One student even goes a step further, describing classmates as “the type of people who do basic things like hold the elevators for you, but if they overhear you stressing about an exam in the library … [they’ll] help you out and give you some pointers.” Another student boasts, “I personally found my life-long friends on the first day, and my friend group only grows with each passing day. Duquesne is a place where I feel I belong and I am welcomed.”

Campus Life

There’s no denying that academics take top priority at Duquesne. And on any given weekday you’ll find most students “in the library ... study[ing].” However, these industrious undergrads still manage to carve out some time for fun. For starters, many students are “involved in Greek life, whether it be a professional or social [type of organization].” Additionally, every Friday the school hosts events ranging from “epic bingo” to movies on the waterfront. Of course, the weather dictates activities as well. “In the winter we head to Market Square to go skating,” one student says. Once the temperature starts rising, you can often find undergrads “playing with a frisbee or playing catch” or they simply “bring [out] the hammock[s] and … hang out on the lawn.” We should note that Duquesne “is not a party school.” Students looking for a more partying experience often “go to [nearby] Pitt.” Finally, Pittsburgh proper provides ample social and cultural opportunities. For example, students love to head “to the South Side on the weekends where there are a lot of restaurant and shopping options to choose from.” And, of course, they love attending “a lot of sporting events [to cheer on the] Penguins, Steelers, and Pirates.”

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Joell McSheehy
Scheduling Administrator

Office of Admissions
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282



Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Gumberg Library
Power Center
Chick-fil-A and Cinco Cantina (5th floor Union)
Academic Walk
Gumberg Library ? with new renovations the Gumberg Library is a popular location for students to meet, study and utilize academic resources. Power Center ? a state-of-the-art recreation and fitness facility that also houses a Barnes and Noble bookstore and a Freshens frozen yogurt, smoothie and crepe cafe. Starbucks ? a popular coffeehouse located in the Union and in the Barnes and Noble Bookstore. Chick-fil-A - Located on the 5th floor of the Duquesne Union, Home of the original chicken sandwich with two pickles on a toasted butter bun. Chick-fil-A offers a nuggets, fries, grilled chicken, salads, wraps, and milkshakes. Accepts the following payment options: Meal Swipe Equivalency, Meal Plan Flex, PLUS, Cash, Credit Cards and DU Dollars Cinco Cantina - Located on the 5th floor of the Duquesne Union. Our menu features creative, chef-driven interpretations of delicious Mexican cuisine that specializes in delivering fresh and locally sourced ingredients when in season and exclusively scratch-made salsas, guacamole, queso and dressings. Cinco Cantina?s five core menu offerings feature mission-style burritos, bowls, tacos, salads and our signature El Masivo burrito. Orders can be customized with two types of rice, beans, and five protein options including our vegan featured Trigo Latina, which consists of bulgur wheat and lentils tossed in Latin-inspired seasoning, pork carnitas, seasoned ground beef, fresh roasted vegetables, and our signature grilled latin-spice blend chicken. Guests can construct a truly unique experience for every visit with over 15 fresh ingredients. Accepts the following payment options: Meal Swipe Equivalency, Meal Plan Flex, PLUS, Cash, Credit Cards and DU Dollars Academic Walk ? main walkway through campus where many activities are held and students congregate.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
The South Side
North Shore
Station Square
The South Side ? a short walk from campus, offers the City Theatre, unique shops, art galleries, restaurants, entertainment venues, and a movie theatre. Oakland ? The Carnegie Museums and Library, Cathedral Nationality Rooms, and a diverse array of multicultural restaurants. North Shore ? Heinz Field, PNC Park, Andy Warhol Museum, Carnegie Science Center, Stage AE concert venue and many restaurants. Downtown ? Heinz Hall, Benedum Center, Cultural District, PPG Paints Arena, Market Square, and many shops and restaurants Station Square ? a river front entertainment complex featuring restaurants, shopping, Monongahela Incline and the Gateway Clipper Riverboat Fleet.

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday - Friday
8:30 - 4:30

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews

Information Sessions

Selected dates throughout the yr. Refer to website

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available


Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Pittsburgh International Airport, ranked as one of the nation?s busiest and best, is about 30 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh. All major car rental agencies are represented. Cab service, Uber and Lyft from the airport into Pittsburgh is approximately $40. Duquesne is a 10-15 minute walk or a $4 - $5 cab ride from major downtown hotels. Amtrak provides train service to major cities and the nation. The station is located in downtown Pittsburgh at 1100 Liberty Avenue. Bus service to Pittsburgh is available through Greyhound. The station is at 55 11th St, close to Duquesne.

Driving Instructions to Campus
Please visit http://www.duq.edu/about/campus/map-and-directions Scroll down to the second map and click on ?Directions?.

Local Accommodations
The following are walking distance to Duquesne campus: Marriott Pittsburgh City Center 112 Washington Place Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (412).471.4000 5 minute walk to campus Cambria Suites Downtown Pittsburgh 1320 Centre Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (412).381.6687 5 minute walk to campus Distrikt Hotel 453 Boulevard of the Allies Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (412).339.1870 7 minute walk to campus Drury Plaza Pittsburgh 745 Grant Street Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (412).281.2900 9 minute walk to campus Omni William Penn 530 William Penn Place Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (412).281.7100 10 minute walk to campus Doubletree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh Downtown One Bigelow Square Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (412).281.5800 or 800.222.8733 10 minute walk to campus Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh Downtown 250 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222 412.281.5557 10 minute walk Courtyard by Marriott 945 Penn Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15222 (412).434.5551 or 800.321.2211 15 minute walk to campus Hotels listed offer preferred rates for Duquesne visitors, including conference attendees, prospective students, families of current students, or alumni attending special campus events. Rates are based on availability and may not always be offered. Please contact the hotels for current rates.


Applicants: 7,505
Acceptance Rate: 72%
Average HS GPA: 3.76



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