600 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15282 412-396-6222
http://www.duq.edu admissions@duq.edu
About Duquesne University
  • Year of Foundation 1878
  • Size of Campus 49 Acre
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation Roman Catholic
  • Degrees Bachelor , Master, Post-Bachelor,Post-Master
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 5,650
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 57%, 43%, 22%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $25,336
  • Room and Board $9,476
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Selective
  • Application Fee $50
  • Enrollment No. 5,735
Duquesne University is a private, coeducational university located on a bluff above downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1878 as a Catholic college by the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, Duquesne is the largest and most comprehensive Catholic university in Pennsylvania, and the only Spiritan institution of higher education in the world. Duquesne is consistently ranked among America's top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and a tradition of academic excellence. A coeducational university on a self-contained campus with dramatic views of Pittsburgh's skyline and rivers, the University has students representing nearly every state in the union and 80 nations. Duquesne has a 14:1 student/faculty ratio, and 87 percent of incoming freshman are drawn from the top half of their high school class. Duquesne offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in natural and environmental sciences, leadership, business, nursing, health sciences, pharmacy, law, education, music, and the liberal arts. In the wake of continuous record-breaking enrollment, Duquesne University is completing the construction of a new 12-story, suite-style residence hall for upperclassmen.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of honor societies Beta Beta Beta; Golden Key Society; Integrated Honors Society; Phi Lambda Sigma; Lambda Sigma (sophomore); Mortar Board (Senior); Order of Omega; Omicron Delta Kappa (leadership); Phi Eta Sigma; Pi Kappa Epsilon; Pi Lambda Theta; Psi Chi; Rho Chi; Omicron
  • Setting Urban
  • Number of sororities 8
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Knights of Columbus; Orthodox Christian Fellowship; Catholic Campus Ministry; Crossroads Christian Fellowship; Hillel Society; Muslim Student Organization
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 20%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) International Student Organization; Black Student Union; Latin American Student Association; Indian Student Association; Asian Student Association; Muslim Student Organization
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Number of frats 9
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Orientation; Carnival; International Students Week; Christmas Ball; Parents Weekend; Greek Week; Valentine Ball; Multi-Cultural Unity Ball; Commuter Day; Spotlight Musical Theater Shows; Program Council Major Concert; Nightspot Late Night Programs
  • Number of students in fraternities 9
  • Percent students who are frat members 16%
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus No
  • Distance to nearest airport Pittsburgh (15)
  • Distance to nearest train Pittsburgh (1)
  • Distance to nearest bus Pittsburgh (1)
Student Housing
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 7%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Number of students using college housing 55%
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (74%), sorority housing (6%), fraternity housing (4%), apartments for married students (0%), apartment for single students (15%), special housing for disabled students (1%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 74%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 67%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 18%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 6
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 1%
Campus Services
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Number of e-books 1
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 0
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, writing, study skills, other
  • Number Of Microforms 331,806
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 0
  • Computer Courses Yes
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 690,904
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 0
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance, other
  • Library Facilities Maureen P. Sullivan Curriculum Center, Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center, Cardinal John Wright Collection, Herman Hailperin Collection, Judge Michael Musmanno Collection
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 30,651
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 0
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, religious
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 500
  • Museums Family Institute; Pharmaceutical Information Center; Center for Pharmacy Practice; Tamburitzan Cultural Center; Electronic Studio; Digital Keyboards/Computers and 24-track recording facility in the School of Music; Campus in Rome, Italy; Supercomputing Fac
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Number Of Subscriptions 1,101
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
Student Employment and Career
  • Employed Students after 1 year 80%
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 65%
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 1,200
  • Employed Students after 2 years 90%
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (Carnegie Mellon University)
  • Student Employment Fedral Work Study Program Available
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (University of Pittsburgh)
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, interest inventory, interview training, other
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 5%
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Deloitte Consulting, Deloitte and Touche; Ernst and Young, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Alcoa, Bayer, PNC Financial Services Group, American Eagle Outfitters, CVS, Rite Aid, FedEx, Enterprise, KPMG, National City Corporation, Dollar Bank, Marsh Inc., Walgreens
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